Rotating cab seats

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  1. micky drip

    micky drip Read Only Funster

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    I would like to fit a rotating cab seat,can any of you Funsters tell me what is required? Can the existing seat be converted?
     
  2. vwalan

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    usually . you either buy a kit or make your own .cut all the uprights weld in two plates held in the middle with a good nut and bolt . grease between the two plates and arrange some kind of holder . ie. a lifting pin or a pin put in to lock it while driving .
    have seen double passenger seats done like this as well .
    ldv convoys work really well.
     
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    Buy the swivel plate, few sellers if you do a search..
    I did one on my old van, passenger side...

    Watch this...
    [ame="http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ace68J3oknM"]Fiat Ducato Seat Swivel - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    certainly not rocket science, and if you can use a set of spanners/sockets/torx bits you can fit a standard swivel mechanism,

    a problem sometimes encountered is that the addition of a swivel makes the seat height too high for comfort if under 6ft tall and seeing out the windscreen if your 6ft and over. for this reason you can buy shorter seat bases or get a bit taken out of your current one and re weld it
     
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    I fitted a pair similar to the ones in the photo above to a B Class RV I had.
    Easy enough to do but check your seat base first and make sure its a flat/level base.
    I didn't and when the seat was swivelled to face the lounge it was sloping forward which made for a strange sitting position, easily remedied with a suitable cushion though.:thumb:
     
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    A lot depends on the make of cab you have. I fitted mine to a 2006 ducato. Fitting is straight forward as decribed. However depending on the make you may need to make slight modifications to the seat slides as the Ducato is curved at one end - it just needs cutting off. Also be aware of exactly how much room you will gain as the seat may be restricted by the steering wheel. I bought a corse detachable steering wheel and I can now fully rotate the seat a create a much better lounge area.

    Well worth doing if you can obtain second hand; New? bit expensive but :Smile:
     
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