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Old 10-08-2021, 01:18 PM   #1
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Swivel seat base for older Econoline

Salvaged from a 1992 Ford Sportsmobile. Does not work for the newer seat bolt pattern, where the slide release pulls up. For the older floor and seat bolt pattern, where the slide release goes to the side (I think this is pre-1998). I bolted its twin into my daughter's 1992 E-350 but ended up not using this one.

Comes with grime and dried carpet glue, as shown, to add to the flavor.

$300

Located in Tucson, Arizona.
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Old 10-13-2021, 04:17 PM   #2
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Price seems a little high bud

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...hem-15888.html

https://shop4seats.com/van-seats/van...van-bases.html
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Old 10-13-2021, 04:23 PM   #3
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You are pointing to swivel bases for the later fourth generation Econolines. That's not what I'm selling. When I met up with Ray (1der) in SoCal to get swivel bases for my 2011 E250 from him in response to the link you posted, he suggested people would pay upwards of $500 for this model, since they're so unavailable. I'm not that greedy.

Perhaps you should have sent a private message to get your facts straight before you made a public post crapping on somebody's classified listing. That's not a way to make friends.
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Old 10-13-2021, 10:06 PM   #4
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Yeah... generally, Will, we're accustomed to supporting other forum members for-sale posts or just not commenting publicly. We're all just trying to get by here. An off line opinion can be helpful however.
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Old 10-14-2021, 11:08 AM   #5
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not trying to "crap" on the post, just thought you might like to know what was already out there...you said things in your ad like "I think its pre-1998" indicating you might not actually know what you have. I should "get my facts straight" you say? I posted supporting information with why i thought the price "seemed" high (an opinion, not facts).

The link i shared has swivels for a 92-96 so without any more information from your ad, i felt it was relevant.

Maybe the nuance is that the option I posted fit the van but say they mate to aftermarket seats instead of Factory seats? I dunno, but you're not exactly explaining what's so special and rare about them that makes them worth what you're asking.

I personally think its fair to challenge this in a public forum...since we should also be supporting would be buyers on the forum who should have all the information available to them.

anyway, all the power to you...good luck with your sale
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:05 PM   #6
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'96 and prior swivel seat bases for OEM seats are really hard to find and no one I know is making them. The seat bases for 92-96 years in the links posted are for "after market" seats, not 92-96 stock/OEM SEATS. The bases likely could be made to work with mods/adapters, etc. The good part, hopefully, is the floor mounting plate should match with the OEM floor mounting holes/studs. The seat mount holes, seat angles, seat placement relative to the B-pillar / dog-house to make for a proper swivel are where the challenges will present themselves.
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Old 10-15-2021, 02:08 AM   #7
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So I was learning to weld and modified a swivel from my 1979 Dodge to fit the passenger side of my 1997 E-350.

It took me about 2 1/2 days of farting around because everything was offset and the tower was too high.

If want something like this cheaper get a welder.
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I posted supporting information with why i thought the price "seemed" high (an opinion, not facts).

I personally think its fair to challenge this in a public forum...since we should also be supporting would be buyers on the forum who should have all the information available to them.
You posted an opinion on an item you have no interest in purchasing for yourself. Because it was an uneducated opinion that was incorrect, you actually did harm to both seller and potential buyer. No potential buyer asked what others think. You just took it on your own to be your responsibility to blurt something out for the whole internet to see.

This is an example of doing something across the internet that you'd never do in real life. Try going into any retail store or to a car lot, and see what kind of reaction you get by loudly spouting your opinion on prices to everyone there. I'd wager you'd get escorted off the property and banned. In a private sale situation, you might get a poke in the nose for your trouble.

I have been admin and/or mod on car and airplane related forums for more than twenty-five years, and this is one of the behaviors I've learned to nip. Once it starts, more people can't seem to resist chiming in and the behavior can ruin a classifieds section; with sellers reluctant to post and buyers not knowing what to think. Even BaT, which thrives on the comments threads that go along with every auction, has a policy that bans such behavior and posts that crap on a sale are quickly removed. Kudos to the long-timers on this forum for reacting the way they did. It shows a maturity of the mods.

Again, you could have avoided embarrassment by sending me a PM first, if you really thought sharing your opinion was worth taking the time.
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:28 PM   #9
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Man! People will pay what their willing to pay. Supply and demand. I have two sets of those in my possession. As posplayr says buy a welder

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So I was learning to weld and modified a swivel from my 1979 Dodge to fit the passenger side of my 1997 E-350.

It took me about 2 1/2 days of farting around because everything was offset and the tower was too high.

If want something like this cheaper get a welder.
Well the ones I found prior to these I am holding onto because I just may have 401K bases. The ones I modified 8 years ago were exactly that, in need of modification. I had to shorten them and a few other things. A welder can turn you into a cheap person. So cheap you'd be willing to walk on your hands to save the soles of your shoes! I love welders so much and I am so cheap I bought a my second Lincoln dog house 220v for $20 missing the power cord. Then I bought acty and oxy tanks on a cart for $20 with full bottles and three torch heads and 2 rosebud heads. 3 sets of torches and 3 welders why you ask? Because as cheap as I am I can't pass up a good deal. I could go on and on but I'm cheap and we all know time is money! Confucius
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Old 10-22-2021, 11:41 PM   #10
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Because as cheap as I am I can't pass up a good deal. I could go on and on but I'm cheap and we all know time is money! Confucius
I'm a recovering cheapskate. As the calendar flies by and there's more behind you than there is in front of you, you got to think about those priorities. I went from having fun junkyarding for things I could resell, then only looking for those things when I happened to be at a junkyard, to now not being bothered with picking up extra stuff on the rare times I'm found at a junkyard. All those window sets I sold for $200 probably netted me around $40 profit each. With all the time spent salvaging them, cleaning and repairing them, and then packaging for shipment, I was maybe pocketing $7 an hour. Ridiculous.

Now, will someone explain to me why I suddenly have a 2004 Porsche Cayenne S in my driveway? Oh, right... it was a really good deal that I couldn't pass up. Hadn't run in four years because there was a cracked line in the fuel tank and nobody else wanted it at the auction. Well, now that it's running, I guess I should weld up a roof rack and light bar for it. SoCal LKQs seem to be filthy with the things, so I should probably pick up some 18" wheels at $40 each to better run some offroad rubber than the 20s that are currently on the thing. Then maybe I should do a lift kit....

Two vans, two Jeeps, and two antique Land Rovers here already. It's a disease.
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