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Old 05-21-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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project BMW office chair



Thought I'd share this new project with you guys. big thanx to Fil at Eurostyle for helping with this project.

i had an old beat up office chair at home and thought how cool it would be to use the seat from a 750.

the project took about an hour including having to wait for the batteries of a cordless drill to charge up etc.

only thing left for me to do now is mount a small battery i bought to the bottom of the chair. all the power stuff on the seat works except the heated seat option which i hope to figure out when i get some time. otherwise everything is ran off of 2 main wires in the wiring harness (power + ground).
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:43 AM   #2
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lol! good job. One suggestion tho, get a stainless steel or polished aluminum chair base, that plastic base is too low end for that seat.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:57 AM   #3
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business is slow, eh....

j/k..looks pimp!!!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:00 PM   #4
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What no passenger seat? What if you have a visitor at your desk.
With tandem seating you could integrate a centre console with cup holders.

Nice job, though I do agree a nicer base might be more appropriate - it is a BMW after all. LOL
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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add a seat belt for the lulz
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:36 PM   #6
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ya looking at the pictures now i agree with you guys.

well luckily i bought both driver and passenger seats from Fil. so if i find a nice base i'm going to make a second chair.

also this base is a bit high. at home i have it on the lowest setting and is still too high. but other than that its the most comfortable office chair i've ever sat on. and it can be adjusted in every possible area imaginable (even the lumbar support works)
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:24 PM   #7
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:43 PM   #8
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this is wicked... is it heated?
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this is wicked... is it heated?
the chair has the option to be heated but i haven't had time to test the wires to see which one sends power to the heat elements.

maybe this weekend i'll have a crack at it and see if i could get the heat elements to work.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:55 PM   #10
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Powered seats for infinite adjustments! Not a bad 1 hr investment. What's next a love seat?
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:09 PM   #11
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does it tip over easily?
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:17 PM   #12
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does it tip over easily?
its actually quite stable. i haven't tried to lean back too far for fear of falling back LoL
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for many years I wanted to do the same thing with a MB S-Class seat, it was just way too much money for one, the S-Class seat I wanted has cooling & heated capabilities.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:26 PM   #14
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grab the arm rest from the drivers side and attach it.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:40 PM   #15
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grab the arm rest from the drivers side and attach it.
LoL i was thinking of doing that but wasn't sure how big of a job it was going to be.
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