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g27 is basically a revamped g25, but does it have a clutch? ermmm, how are you gonna ge the dials to work on ps3? id like to know as im thinking of doing something very simlar smile.gif
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Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV;11659251 
g27 is basically a revamped g25, but does it have a clutch? ermmm, how are you gonna ge the dials to work on ps3? id like to know as im thinking of doing something very simlar smile.gif

The dials didn't work. I just had em there for looks wink.gif
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post #13 of 228
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Speaking of the G27..
Lets take a look at this baby wink.gif

The box that has been collecting dust for about 5 months- I have used this wheel for one 2 day racing session on the pc. It is kind of a pain to set up and once its on your desk, no room for keyboard/mouse.

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Thats a nice leather clad wheel with a metal center and metal paddle shifters-

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Heres a picture of the pedals on their plastic base. I will have to use at least one of these, as the arcade pedal kit that I have only has 2, and I want to be able to use the shifter. These pedals are too close together for my liking. I can't step on the brake without hitting the gas. Lets take this bad-boy apart and see whats she's made of biggrin.gif

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After removing some screws and the pedal faces, this looks promising smile.gif
The mechanisms are made out of metal for the most part except for the red shock part.

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You can see they are labeled A, B, and C for accelorator, brake, and clutch.

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As I plan on spacing these pedals out more, I am probably going to have to extend these wires-

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As you can see in this stock photo, the default layout of the pedals is to have the shock at the rear or backside of the unit, so the pedal pushes downward when actuated. I am going to switch this by flipping the units around, and mounting them horizontally, so that they push 'in' instead of 'down'. I think this will feel more authentic, as the pivot point will now be at the top.

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It will end up more like this, except the gas will be on the right and clutch on left, instead of reversed like this pic.

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Edited by bob808 - 12/19/10 at 11:10pm
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Here is the backpane with the pedal units attached. Notice how there is more space between them. This will feel more natural and not be so cramped smile.gif

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Now, I cant leave it looking like this, with the guts all hanging out for everyone to see,

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So I make a front plate/cover to hide as much as I can...

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back side of front plate. Its got 4 angled filler pieces to keep things sturdy. I also did some needed routering to allow for clearances.

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fitment of an 80mm lian-li case fan into the square cut out that I routered to 1/4" thinkness to keep the fan close to the front of the panel.

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Fans attached with metal grills-

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I used bolts and washers and nuts to attach the fans.

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post #15 of 228
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Now I'm ready to put the two pieces together tongue.gif

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2 become 1. Notice the three 1/2 inch holes for wires.

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Ahh. That looks pretty good!

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side profile-

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bottom angled shot-

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post #16 of 228
brilliantly done
keep it
up
waiting for more smile.gif
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post #17 of 228
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Heres a shot of the semi-stripped case with the old dash and pedals removed.
and my kitty
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New foot control panel in place
a clean kitty is a good kitty tongue.gif

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Nice fitment to the shelf above smile.gif

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I was hoping to get more done on this project but I had to work all day Saturday at my job. I will post more as I get more done. Thanks for looking and your comments are welcomed as always!

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post #18 of 228
drool.gif

This project is absolutely incredible. I would love to have one of these setups myself, I just don't have the patients to build one myself.

Keep up the amazing work. I'll be watching ninja.gif
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post #19 of 228
Sweet mod... now I want to turn my G27 upside down. tongue.gif
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Definitely subbed.
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