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Old 01-17-2011, 12:29 AM   #11
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Re: Rotating Front Seats

For what it's worth:
Here are my swivels:
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:43 PM   #12
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I got mine from the junk yard.. $10 I think... could have been $20...

This was just after install, before building the floor:

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Old 01-17-2011, 06:57 PM   #13
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This company has swivels, seats, adapters, etc.:

http://www.superior-seats.com/index.htm
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:26 PM   #14
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This company has swivels, seats, adapters, etc.:

http://www.superior-seats.com/index.htm
I bought a seat base from these guys. I eventually got what I ordered but the guy mangled my address on the shipment (even though I emailed it to him and he only had to cut and paste). I luckily caught the mistake on the shipping confirmation and they rerouted the box.

I'd buy from them again, as they have parts that I couldn't find elsewhere, and were helpful enough on the phone, but I recommend to anyone that you have them double-check your address!!

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Old 01-18-2011, 11:03 AM   #15
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Re: Rotating Front Seats

Good to know; thanks.

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This company has swivels, seats, adapters, etc.:

http://www.superior-seats.com/index.htm
I bought a seat base from these guys. I eventually got what I ordered but the guy mangled my address on the shipment (even though I emailed it to him and he only had to cut and paste). I luckily caught the mistake on the shipping confirmation and they rerouted the box.

I'd buy from them again, as they have parts that I couldn't find elsewhere, and were helpful enough on the phone, but I recommend to anyone that you have them double-check your address!!

Cheers,
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:24 PM   #16
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Re: Rotating Front Seats

Got my swivel from DiscountVanTruck.com. Took about a month to arrive. I had to grind the bolt holes just a bit to get the seat to fit, but in the end it worked just great. Thanks everyone for your input. It did raise the seat about two inches. I am thinking of getting another base at a junk yard and cutting it down.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:20 AM   #17
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Re: Rotating Front Seats

I just got my swivel mounts from DiscountVanTruck.com. They even shipped on the day my receipt said they would. I have not had a chance to install yet, but I noticed that the ford mount slopes to the rear. When you turn the seat around it slopes to the front. Does this make you feel like you are going to fall out of the seat when you have them swiveled?
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:50 AM   #18
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I just got my swivel mounts from DiscountVanTruck.com. They even shipped on the day my receipt said they would. I have not had a chance to install yet, but I noticed that the ford mount slopes to the rear. When you turn the seat around it slopes to the front. Does this make you feel like you are going to fall out of the seat when you have them swiveled?
Are you saying the bottom (floor mounted) part isn't level, top to bottom? Or that the top (seat mounted) part isn't level top to bottom?

In the first case, I would expect you would level it when you mount it to the floor. Then the seat would sit the same when rotated.

In the second case, you have adjust the seat mounting until it sits how you want it. Then it will be the same as it rotates.

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Old 09-22-2011, 05:33 PM   #19
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mike can you explain what you mean - "adjust the seat mounting"?
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:44 PM   #20
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Generally, that means either shimming or bending parts to get the fit either level or what is wanted. Shims can be as simple as a washer or as complex as a custom folded metal box.

Having the parts in hand and knowing what is needed will direct the design of the shims.

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