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Old 02-09-2021, 08:10 PM   #1
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Swivel seat base fitment for aftermarket seat

First time poster, hope this is the right forum.

I am hoping some one could help me determine if I have any chance to setup at least my front passenger seat on a swivel and it will actually swivel

I have 2005 E150 cargo van that was converted and sold by LA West company.
The seats it came with are either re-upholstered Ford seats or aftermarket seats by Atwood according to a sticked under pass seat.
Both passenger and driver seats are bolted to what appears to me a Ford OEM seat bases, I checked bolt pattern on the base and both, lower and upper look stock to me.
Driver seat is electric, passenger is all manual.

So I assume I can purchase a swivel seat base made for Ford OEM, remove my fixed base and bolt my Atwood seat to swivel.


The main question is whether I will be able to rotate this seat full 180 degree.

Atwood seat appears to be somewhat bigger than Ford OEM seat (extra bolsters on seat and back), but I dont have anything to compare it with
If someone could please confirm their seat dimensions I would be grateful
So I could hurry up and jump on group buy thread for swivel here
group buy thread for swivel base


My Atwood seat cushion is 20" wide, which creates very little clearance with dog house IMO when I put seat in its most forward position just before I suppose to turn it CCW. Does this mean I won't be able to swivel it? I can squish the seat bolster a little at the corner to gain more clearance.
I can remove the panel with switch on the left side if needed.

The seat back is about 19" wide + 2" armrest.
All pictures taken with the seat in its forward position ready to clear the B-pillar before turning it CCW.


Thank you!
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Old 02-09-2021, 09:07 PM   #2
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Hi vash68 - The Driver is not going to have a swivel solution as long as you have the power seat base. You would have to convert this to manual and change the plastic trims around the power seat mechanism. Actually it may be that the seat itself is different but I am not sure about that.

re: Passenger - If the seat is mounted to the OEM tracks and pedestals then the bolting up part of the installation will be fine. Your concern regarding the reupholstered seat -
The armrest looks like it is in the stock location and does not appear to have a bunch of extra padding. I really would like to see more pictures of the seat from the open passenger door, and some of the small panel mounted inboard near the doghouse. Lastly a picture of the seat in the full upright position.

Where are you located? Your profile does show location. If you are nearby, I can have a look.

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Old 02-09-2021, 11:26 PM   #3
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Good on driver seat, will concentrate on passenger only.

I am located in Denver CO, probably should search for local to me forum members and look at their swivel setup.

Here are pictures you requested, I would be happy to take more picture if needed.
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2021-02-09 21.14.30 fully forward.jpg   2021-02-09 21.14.59 copy.jpg   2021-02-09 21.15.23 fully forward switch panel.jpg   2021-02-09 21.16.11 seat base right side.jpg  
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Old 02-09-2021, 11:36 PM   #4
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Under seat sticker. The seat appears to be mounted to the base using OEM Ford seat holes with pattern 11.5" x 14.25"
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Old 02-10-2021, 11:10 AM   #5
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Nice looking seats I'm Denver but have yet to order my swivel bases from 1Der. You might google Baker garage (his shop), Justin is in Downtown Denver and has swival seats in has ford van. Very knowledgeable, & nice guy, that loves Ford 4x4 camper vans. I'm not sure if he is a member on here but he is on ExPo.
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Nice looking seats I'm Denver but have yet to order my swivel bases from 1Der. You might google Baker garage (his shop), Justin is in Downtown Denver and has swival seats in has ford van. Very knowledgeable, & nice guy, that loves Ford 4x4 camper vans. I'm not sure if he is a member on here but he is on ExPo.

Thanks for the reference, I will google him if I dont sort this out soon.
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Yep, him or one of the many CCV guys. I think they are all in Loveland where CCV is though.

REF lives in Boulder if he is in the US this month.
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