tl;dr: Is there a way to replace the stock swivels for aftermarket without buying completely new seats?
I think I got ahead of myself on a new project. I got a Ford Transit 2022 and we sprang for the 4-way manual swivel seats, but it turns out Ford's swivels are awful (can't swivel without opening the door, doesn't lock at 45 and doesn't lock firmly at 90).
After some hasty research, I picked up the Amazing Auto swivels from sprinterswivel.com thinking that I could swap Ford's swivels for AA's. Upon arrival, I've now realized that Ford welds their swivels into their seats and I'm unlikely to swap one for another. I've already paid the expensive shipping to get the swivels here, and I'd much prefer to use them rather than return them, but I'm not sure what options I have.
- Is there a way to safely remove and replace the stock Ford swivel?
- If not, how likely is it that I can trade my swivel seats for non-swivel somewhere? I haven't asked Ford about my options yet, but I presume they won't do this for free.
- Any other ideas?