Hello from Scotland.

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  1. K33FON

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    Retired handyman, technician and chef to name three careers I've had. Just bought a transit van and will be converting it into a campervan over the next few months.
     
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    Hi & :party2::party2:
     
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    :hiya:Also from Scotland
     
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    Hi.gif and a warm welcome from us. Good luck with your project.
     
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    :hiya2: & :welcome3: :):)
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
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    Hello Welcome, sounds like a good combination if skills there, look forward to hearing your progress on your conversion. :pink:
     
  11. ****

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    Cool. I will be doing that in a couple of years with a Transit. In the middle of a cheap convert of a Peugeot Expert just now. Where in Jocksville you fi?
     
  12. K33FON

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    image.png Hi all, thanks for the great welcomes. We're in Kintyre. It's a transit 350 AWD 140 PS MWB with medium roof, double cab in van. So it already has nice tinted side windows and we intend to keep it stealthy as possible so the only exterior mods will be a couple of roof vents. First thing to sort out is swivelling the seats, taking out the three rear seats and the bulkhead. Any advice on swivel mounting would be very welcome.
     
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    Youtube is full of transit conversions for ideas to steal. Having just pot a swivel plate in i can say its an easy job. The plate site between the seat and base frame. Slide your seat forwards or back and look inside the runners you will see the fixing bolts. If you are buying whole seats then its the four/six bolts on the floor. Worth looking under the van first as if the bolts are hanging through its worth getting a wire brush onto them and a spray with something the day before.
     
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    We have a double passenger seat, I'm unsure of what happens to the seatbelt mounting for the centre seat, certainly the swivel plate would need to go on the floor as the top of the seat frame is too wide for it. The drivers side looks relatively simple as the runners sit on the battery box, not sure whether to put the swivel under the runners or on top of the runners.
     
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    Mine is under the runner. I binned my double front seat to allow access from the cab but you can get rear swivel. Have a look on ebay as there was some the last time i look. Unsure if for the transit but no doubt could adapt a VW one
     
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    Not sure what you mean by a rear swivel. There's been plenty of stuff on YouTube but I'm unsure if the double seat will rotate 180 as some folk on forums say it won't, and some say it will. If I could find somebody who has done it and could ask them directly for advice, I'd be a lot happier.
     
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    Unsure why i said it myself. I meant double :D
     
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    Then no excuse for it being any less than perfection for you. Very satisfying. Lots of clues on this site if you hunt around.
     
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