RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-11-2011, 02:17 AM   #1
Member
 
4x4kayaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Olympia WA
Posts: 98
Anyone added a single removable seat?

I'm thinking about adding 1 removable captains chair to my 05 GTRV. It has enough room I think if I mount one up next to side entry door behind front captains chairs and in front of rear bench seat
Where do I get one? And is it feasible? I want to be able to remove it
__________________

4x4kayaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 09:19 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
jage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 7,602
Re: Anyone added a single removable seat?

GTRV I would imagine, if you want it to match.

Here is one I looked at when I was shopping, an SMB, but it had the seat configuration you're talking about:






Removing I imagine involves bolts, or some highly creative adaptation of Ford's bench seat hardware.
__________________

__________________
and then
everything changed
jage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 09:31 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
carringb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 4,851
Re: Anyone added a single removable seat?

Ford vans with chataeu/traveller/premium seating, which includes 4 captains chairs, have quick release 2nd-row captains chairs.
__________________
2000 E450 dually V10 wagon
carringb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 02:58 PM   #4
Member
 
4x4kayaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Olympia WA
Posts: 98
Re: Anyone added a single removable seat?

What about an up front centre console seat? Where do I get one from?
4x4kayaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 03:30 PM   #5
Member
 
northleftcoast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 47
Re: Anyone added a single removable seat?

I put two captain chairs in mine, and two in my buddy's van. The are both homebuilt converted cargo types. I also put one in Aldercrest's SMB built Voyager top. Rivnuts with backer plates or nuts welded to backer plates riveted in place allow you to fully remove the actual seat base which is nice if you don't want it in there. Van Specialties sells a cool seat base that you can retrofit to most captains chairs. It swivels and is removable. You can quite often find Chateau seats with the quick release bases for sale too.

Scour Craigslist for seats. Feel free to give me a buzz when you find one and I can talk you through the process or even weld you up a backer plate with bolts for a couple beers.

3/16 or 1/4" plate 2-3" wide with the bolt welded on the bottom works well and prevents the bolt from pulling through the floor in an impact. The shoulder belts are relatively easy to retrofit too once you have the parts. Another buddy installed a couple of shoulder belt anchors in an evening without much trouble.
__________________
2003 Ford E350 PSD, EB Cargo, Quadvan 4x4
northleftcoast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 02:39 PM   #6
Member
 
Ozrockrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 48
Re: Anyone added a single removable seat?

I fitted the center console/jump seat from a Honda oddessy to the ambulance. It was part of a 3 piece kit a guy in Phoenix sells for about $250 (2 leather buckets and 1 console) new. It doubles as a console and has a quick detach base but is fairly narrow (but does have the mounting for a childs seat). When I get a chance I will use the uppers of the buckets to replace the existing ford buckets (or install them as quick release so it is easier to get and work on the engine).

As a previous poster suggested, I used 1/4 plates with captive nuts welded onto them under the floor. These are then held in place by another set of bolts so that the upper latch mounting bracket can be removed if required. It also helped to have a full plate as one part of the mounting was covered by a heat shield which would of been a PITA to remove/refit.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/2489094211.html



Otherwise Discount Van and Truck have them in various sizes and mounting frames.

http://www.discountvantruck.com/cent...nsoleseats.htm

__________________
1998 E350 Quigley Diesel Ambulance Conversion For Sale
1962 R60/2 BMW with Ural sidecar.
2000 K1200LT
2001 Dakar 650
2000 Dakar 650
TW 200 pit pig.
Ozrockrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2011, 12:39 AM   #7
Member
 
4x4kayaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Olympia WA
Posts: 98
Re: Anyone added a single removable seat?

Awesome thanks for all these! I'm going to swing by a wreckers yard and see if I can find a seat
4x4kayaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 10:01 AM   #8
Member
 
4x4kayaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Olympia WA
Posts: 98
Re: Anyone added a single removable seat?

Great news! I found a matching mint condition seat for $30 bucks from a wreckers yard, yanked this seat from a ford windstar van!! and front 2 bolts lined up with the frame tubing!
I still eventually want to find some sort of quick release thru-bolt so I can disconnect from inside van and not have to climb under and remove sheeting and unscrew bolts! one bolt sits under my battery and is a #!#! to remove. Here is my son happy he can now be included in conversation as we cruise down the road:
Attached Thumbnails
van_seat.JPG  
4x4kayaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 10:13 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
jage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 7,602
Re: Anyone added a single removable seat?

And actually see out the driver's side of the van!
__________________

__________________
and then
everything changed
jage is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×