Swivel seat base.

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  1. Vlad The Impaler

    Vlad The Impaler Funster

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    I'm thinking of fitting a swivel seat base for Mrs Vlad,I've seen this one it's meant to be universal,I'm looking to fit it to a 2004 fiat Ducati based van.
    Is it just a matter of un-bolting the seat,placing and bolting the base plate then bolting the seat back on top? Or would new holes have to be marked out and drilled?
    Has anybody done this themselves and is there anything to watch out for ?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261299274560?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649



    Thanks in advance Vlad.
     
  2. tonka

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    I watched this then did mine on a 2005 Autotrail.. Easy....

    The plate is not the same, I had mine from Marcle leisure..


    [ame="http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ace68J3oknM"]Fiat Ducato Seat Swivel - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Hi Vlad.
    It is not a difficult job,but be warned the seat is heavy and awkward to handle once unbolted.
    A round file would be useful to ensure the bolts go back in easy.

    Take a look at this guide :-

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ace68J3oknM"]Fiat Ducato Seat Swivel - YouTube[/ame]

    While the seat is out you may find the leisure battery has been fitted under it,good idea to top it up while you can.

    Getafix.
     
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    :BigGrin::BigGrin: beaten to it by Tonka :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    You gotta be quick on here !!! :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Just buy the correct FASP one for your cab from Rainbow Conversions.

    I wouldnt use anything 'universal' where safety is involved.
     
  7. Vlad The Impaler

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    Thanks Jon just looked on their website what's the FASP stand for? They're a good bit cheaper than the original seat bases.



    Vlad
     
  8. DeuceBG

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    The thing we've found with having the Swivel Base is that it lifts you a good 50mm up in the seat which, if you're tall anyway can make the seating position a bit too high and affect your line of vision.
    Having said that, I still prefer Swivel Seats to the Fixed alternative.
     
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    Not a clue what FASP stands for Steve!!!!

    All I know is we had one in our old Elddis and two in our present Chausson!:thumb:

    These were all factory fitment.:Smile:
     
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    I bought one from marcle leisure (2012) but they also supplied for other models.I fitted it in no time with no drilling or filing.Really pleased with the quality too,good sturdy ,well made swivel.
     
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    I bought mine from O'Learys which happen to be FASP ones. Fairly easy to fit but they will lift the seat up by about 20mm.

    Mike
     
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    Fat Arsed Seating Position, maybe?
     
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  13. Vlad The Impaler

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    Mrs Vlad won't thank you for that!




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    Maybe "Fitted As Standard Part" :Smile:
     
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    Vlad if you fit it the wrong way round then when she moans at you it will swivel towards the door so you can kick her out :Rofl1::Rofl1:.

    We have them on both our front seats and had one on our last van passenger seat and made a big difference for lounging at night.
     
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