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Ditto! I was dismayed to hear the batteries are located under the driver's seat as that can greatly complicate the switch to a swivel seat.
 

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Anyone have more luck sourcing a swivel seat kit for the Transit? There are plenty of sprinter swivel kits...will one of these work? or maybe just a generic swivel base?
 

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If the transfer seat base manufacturers & mobility upfitters have figured out where to move the batteries to, so they can install transfer seat base units for those of us needing them, then I'm sure they can do the same for swivel seat bases.

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Ditto! I was dismayed to hear the batteries are located under the driver's seat as that can greatly complicate the switch to a swivel seat.
Why would the battery location affect installing swivel seats? I installed one on the Sprinter. It bolted on top of the pedestal using the seat bolt holes. Then the seat bolts to the swivel. The swivel does raise the seat height about 1 1/2".
 

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Anyone have more luck sourcing a swivel seat kit for the Transit? There are plenty of sprinter swivel kits...will one of these work? or maybe just a generic swivel base?
I just received a set of swivels from vantracks.co.uk. I'll let you know in a couple weeks whether they fit or not!
 

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Glad to hear that swivel seats CAN be mounted!

Why would the battery location affect installing swivel seats? I installed one on the Sprinter. It bolted on top of the pedestal using the seat bolt holes. Then the seat bolts to the swivel. The swivel does raise the seat height about 1 1/2".
Thanks for the clarification! If anyone can post a link to the swivel assembly, I would very much appreciate it. I have no idea how to make sure it will match the right seat/bolts.
 

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I just received a set of swivels from vantracks.co.uk. I'll let you know in a couple weeks whether they fit or not!
Curious to know whether you can make these UK swivels work on the new US Transit here. Perhaps new bolt holes will be needed? Thanks.

http://www.vantracks.co.uk/details.php?Clv=&C1=&C2=&C3=&id=16

On the left it says: "Please note you need to purchase our Seat Swivel separately when purchasing in these countries." [referring to US and Australia/New Zealand etc.]
 

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Looks promissing. Gotta have!

I just received a set of swivels from vantracks.co.uk. I'll let you know in a couple weeks whether they fit or not!


Lookin' for an update on how those swivels are working and how u ordered, how long did it take to receive them and how much were they. I would like to at least use them on the passenger side.
 

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Lookin' for an update on how those swivels are working and how u ordered, how long did it take to receive them and how much were they. I would like to at least use them on the passenger side.
Would love to provide an update but Ford keeps delaying delivery of my van. It's been built for 6 weeks and still hasn't left Detroit.
 

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Would love to provide an update but Ford keeps delaying delivery of my van. It's been built for 6 weeks and still hasn't left Detroit.
Sorry rondo, I feel your pain, mine was built Aug. 15, finally delivered Nov. 6.:mad: Hope u have better luck....
 

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Would love to provide an update but Ford keeps delaying delivery of my van. It's been built for 6 weeks and still hasn't left Detroit.
I WISH they were building them right here in Detroit, that way I'd be able to at least ogle mine with binoculars a few times a week from outside a rail yard fence. Or better yet maybe the couple of miles trip from plant to dealer would be accomplished by car hauler instead. For sure they would never consider just driving it the ten to fifteen minutes.
Kansas City is where your van sits.
 

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Why would the battery location affect installing swivel seats? I installed one on the Sprinter. It bolted on top of the pedestal using the seat bolt holes. Then the seat bolts to the swivel. The swivel does raise the seat height about 1 1/2".
If swivel is mounted below seat rails, would it not get in way of removing batteries? Don't know. The few swivel seats I recall seem to have had the rails above the swivel. In the case of the Transit, it seems driver seat has to be moved forward all the way to pull/service batteries. If swivel is above rails then it would move forward out of way with seat. Do you recall swivel versus rail elevation order in your Sprinter?
 

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rondo: Do you have the powered seats and can you sit in the seat and swivel?

Photos would be nice if you can.

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Question regarding Swivel Base vs E-Brake & Inverter.

It appears that the Ford factory inverter plug-in is integrated into the e-brake and, as a result, possibly raises the e-brake height taller than the driver side seat platform. Does it appear that installing the Swivel Base on the driver side would raise the driver seat enough to clear the e-brake/inverter?

Impressions/quality/functional assessment on the installed swivel from Vantracks?
 
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