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0-60 and Need For Speed: SHIFT Downloadable Arcade Instructions

0-60 finally delivers. Here’s a downloadable how-to on building our arcade, with some help from Electronic Arts.

How long has it been? Actually it's been, get ready...564 days since we told you in issue 3 that there would be downloadable instructions on our website on how to build your own racing console. Sure it's a been a long time: we have a new president, the King of Pop died and there have been six issues of 0-60 published since, but we've finally come forward with our guarantee of a PDF download. Sure we posted some hand sketched drawings, but now, thanks to Electronic Arts, we have a serious set of CAD drawings for you to follow, 66 pages in all. Everything from the material list to painting to final assembly is laid out clear and concise for all you nerds out there to put together. Be sure to check out the Need For Speed: SHIFT Prize Package giveaway also. You have the chance to rip all our precious electronics out from under us. They include: a 40" Samsung LCD TV, a PS3 Slim and a Logitech G27 Racing Wheel. And in case you didn't know, Need For Speed: SHIFT comes out today so grab yourself a copy, some tools and a six-pack...of soda and get to work. Well, what are you waiting for? Get going! 0-60 Magazine/Need For Speed: SHIFT Site We also want to give a special thank you to Tony Scotto because without his expertise in woodworking and tool use, we'd probably be out a couple fingers and work definitely wouldn't be as fun.
  • Austin I says:
    September 15, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I forgot all about how cool/exciting this is/was! I have however just remembered how expensive steering wheels and shit used to be! I found some cheapies online now though. I'm in college now so I can't really afford to build something like this myself, but I think my roommates will be down for going in on something like this. I'll send you some pics after we get kicked out for failing grades and selling the bunks in here for space (for our new GETTIN'MAJORPOON Center). Haha, no but seriously, if we do it, we'll send pics! And everyone else who pulls it off should too! But don't think about stealin' our arcade's name.

  • Stan says:
    September 16, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Wow...super sick. Totally better than the directions scribbled onto loose leaf paper.

  • Thomas Moore says:
    September 17, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    but what if I have access to a CNC mill? Can I get those cad drawings? For kids in the bay area, a quick stop at the Tech Shop will sort this out.

  • Brian Scotto says:
    September 18, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Actually, we'd be more than happy to send you the CAD files. Email us. 0-60@harris-pub.com

  • Jason says:
    September 20, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Hey Brian, would the Fanatec Porsche Turbo S wheel work, with these specs, in place of the Logitech wheel? So in the between time of NFS shift and Gran turismo 5 I can just throw my Xbox 360 in and get down on Forza 3? http://www.fanatec.com/

  • Enzo says:
    September 20, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Jason, not speaking for Brian -- but if you read through the PDF, you can make the necessary adjustments for whatever you plan to use -- plus there has been thought put into adjustability so anything should pretty much work -- you just need to measure and cut to your specs.

  • SlyDrJ says:
    September 24, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Well easy and straight forward design with easy templates. VERY easy to modify for PC or exbox :)

  • Enzo says:
    September 28, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Jason, please look at this, its awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8V8lFMQsZM Need For Speed SHIFT - illegal racing in Prague

  • NoBBa says:
    October 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    whats the price on this

  • Nuno says:
    September 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Hi there, The link to the plan is no longer available.... Can you send it to my e-mail? - garcianuno@gmail.com Thanks in advance

  • Jared says:
    September 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Hi, Yes... the download for the PDF is no longer available, would you be able to send me the plans as well?

  • Aaron says:
    September 25, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Error when trying to download PDF. Is this no longer available? One of the nicest DIY projects I've seen. Would like to get a copy of the PDF and attempt to build one myself.

  • Ben says:
    September 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Hi, please can you send it to me please? Thanks.

  • Juan says:
    November 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I'm about to attempt to build my own. I would really appriciate it if you could send me a copy of the PDF. Thank you

  • corporate diaries says:
    November 12, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Thank you for the useful info! I would never have found this on my own!

  • proxy rotation says:
    November 12, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Just thought I would comment and say superb theme, did you code it yourself? It's really excellent!

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  • werewolf2150 says:
    December 2, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    hello impossible to download pdf, please send me ! thank you P.S. : objet message please : arcade 0-60

  • Moti B says:
    December 7, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Super cool, i would like to try build one at home. I tried to download the PDF and CAD files but i get an error P....L....E....A......S......E. send me them as well. motibarzilaygmail.com TNX MAN!

  • Mark says:
    December 28, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Hi, Please could someone email me the docs / cad plans mark@realise-live.com Many thanks Mark

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    February 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm

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  • dave says:
    February 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    could someone please email me the plans. thx so much. dave

  • Daniel says:
    April 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    It's link : www.0-60mag.com/needforspeedshift/NFS_0-60_R-Cade_hires.pdf

  • Adam says:
    October 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Can somebody email the plans to me at adamk@cfu.net I can't find a working link to the download. Thanks

  • tilowil says:
    October 23, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Hi, It's not possible to get PDF file. Can you send it me at williams.robin@wanadoo.fr Thanks

  • Katelyn says:
    November 6, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    My husband and I would really like to try this out! Can someone PLEASE send me a working link? Thanks.

  • Tim says:
    December 14, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I would really like to try this out! Can someone PLEASE send me a working link? Thanks. maroneys@gvtc.com

  • Tom says:
    December 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm


  • Joel R. says:
    December 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I would really like to try this out! Can someone PLEASE send me a working link or pdf to my e-mail thanks boubbano@hotmail.com

  • Justin says:
    January 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Can somebody email the plans to me at justin.mccormick234@gmail.com I can't find a working link to the download. Thanks

  • Eduard says:
    February 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Can somebody email the plans to me thanks !! At sals55@hotmail.com Thanks

  • Peter says:
    October 9, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Can somebody email the plans to me thanks

    • Peter says:
      October 9, 2012 at 8:28 am


  • munith says:
    October 13, 2012 at 1:12 am

    please email me these pdf plans.

  • Justin McCormick says:
    December 16, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Can someone send me a working link, I would really like to try this out! Thanks!

  • Justin McCormick says:
    December 16, 2012 at 2:52 am


  • grumple says:
    February 16, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Pdf please :) this looks awesome! tastyroor@gmail.com

  • Paul says:
    March 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Can someone please email a working link or PDF plans for Need For Speed SHIFT racing cockpit. Thanks

  • John F says:
    November 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Has anyone been able to get this pdf? If so, would someone please email it to me? Thanks john@fabinc.biz

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