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ozzieenglishman
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PostSubject: Swivelling front seats swivel   Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:36 pm

Is it possible to install front swivelling seats? Front seats that swivel to face the rear? It must be possible somehow.
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PostSubject: Re: Swivelling front seats swivel   Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:47 am

Generic swivel bases of various sizes are available from motorhome accessory suppliers. If nothing fits exactly brackets etc. can be welded to make fit.
The hiace front seat is a very snug fit though...so would there be room for it to spin if mounted on a swivel?
Without looking I'm not sure...but let us know if you do anything interesting....
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PostSubject: Re: Swivelling front seats swivel   Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:27 am

Mmmmmm......I was hoping that someone would have the answer.

The floor that the front seats are fixed to is higher than the rear.

So are there swivel bases thin enough to do the job?

Where can I find out?

Someone must have the answer to this....
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PostSubject: Re: Swivelling front seats swivel   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:18 am

You won't have major probs finding a swivel to fit. As said, bracket/spacer welding may be needed. Sme diyers have used refabricated brake drums etc. and made their own.
The swivel will raise the overall hieght a little which should'nt be a problem. You'll just have to examine to see if there is space for the seat base to spin freely. Some years back I considered it, but felt it would'nt be practical/worthwhile to try. I think most owners get proficient at the (back rest down) reverse somersault method of getting in the rear Smile....and if the seats are forward you can sit on the bulkhead to face the rear
Here's a vid for interest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa0fWBVdZJU
and the 'sbmcc' website used to have a few articles/threads

Do take your van to a motorhome supplies if you need a better opinion...talk to a fitter...this is where you would buy the swivel anyway
Here's the link mentioned in the youtube vid
http://www.wyvernleisure.co.uk/advice_and_information.php?&dx=1&ob=3&rpn=parts_accessories_and_services
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