The square tubing you see attached to the seat came from the hardware store. It was the heaviest weight they had. Here's the basic shape:
I haven't finished yet, but the plan is:
- Attach to runners to the bottom of the seat running front to back.
- Attach to runners on the sliding partion of the seat base running side to side.
- Attach the bars together with a grade 8 bolt where they intersect.
In the pic, you can see where I cut the ends at an angle so I could reach the bolts to attach the bars to the seat itself. I'm doing it a lot like this guy did:
http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/s ... 228&page=9
Where he is using wood, I decided to use metal. Where he used a piece of flat metal, I'm using more metal tubing. I only want the passenger seat to be on a swivel. With two pieces of metal tubing, it brings the seat to the right height to match the driver's seat platform.
One concern is that I might end up with some "play" where the metal bars meet and criss cross. My plan here is to:
- Paint the metal bars with plastic coat. I want to paint them anyway, and I figured the plastic coat would create more friction and keep everything a touch more solid.
- If there's any play at all, I can take a piece of metal tubing exactly as long as twice the width of the pipe. I can bolt this into one or more corners creating a reinforced joint.
- If all else fails, get access to a welder - which I wanna do anyway - and tack the two pieces of tubing together.
By the way, what was that? Racoon?