Steering Wheel Stand
by Kolby Doggins of Santaquin, Utah
I have always enjoyed driving-type video games, but never found it fun using a steering wheel that's sitting on my lap. I wanted something that would make it feel like I was driving a car so I designed this stand to hold the steering wheel and pedals.
I used my Lincoln Electric Weld-Pak® 3200HD MIG welder (current model is Weld-Pak® 140HD) and my Lincoln auto-darkening welding helmet to make the stand. I used 1" tubing I had from another project and some sheet metal. I took some measurements of where I would like the pedals and the wheel, cut the material, welded it up and spray painted it.
The only complex part was the pedal mount. I made it from a piece of sheet metal bent to a 90 degree angle and then made some cuts to bend it into a curve to fit the pedals. I welded the cuts to form a nice u shape bend with flanges to hold the pedals in place.
I love every time I weld a project; I seem to get better and have more fun. I have had my Lincoln MIG welder for a few years and it has worked perfectly from the first time I welded with it. Thanks to Weld-Pak®'s ease of use and reliability, welding together projects is as much fun as the video games I play with my new steering wheel stand!
Thank you Lincoln Electric for making such affordable and great quality products.
*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.