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Installing Custom Shop Designs double swivel base

Postby Kipz » Mon Mar 14, 2022 11:08 am

I have recently installed a double swivel seat base in my Ford Transit Mk8 2018 LWB (L3H3) from https://www.customshopdesigns.com/

Keeping two belted seats at the front for my conversion was crucial (3 children).

I had been waiting for stock since around October 2021, so I was excited when I was finally able to order it towards the end of February for £319!

I don't envy anyone manufacturing conversion bits for transits because there are many variants, so this is not a criticism of custom shop designs, but as expected from reading about others' experiences, installation didn't go 100% according to plan.

The _only_ problem I had was that the bolt that I was supposed to shorten (if required) to 40mm was already 35mm:

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with the top 5mm without thread, so I couldn't fasten the base to the floor without modification:

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Fortunately, I was able to remove the seat mount (or whatever it's called):

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remove the bolt with an angle grinder, and attach another of the correct length (40mm).

Beyond this little snag, the process was pretty seamless.

It is a little tricky to operate, but given this is the only double swivel in town, and I absolutely must keep the double seat, I'm pretty happy.

Hopefully this helps others who might encounter the same problem or otherwise be worried about installing this swivel.
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Re: Installing Custom Shop Designs double swivel base

Postby Karina_T » Wed Dec 28, 2022 1:58 pm

Thanks Kipz,

I'm hoping to get one of these for my new Tourneo Custom 2018. Like you I want to keep the double front seat (I think) so yes, this seems to be the only option at present at Kiravans have hit a stumbling block in the production of their swivel which is a real shame.

I've only just got my bus and need to familiarise myself with the fittings I have before splurging the cash. But thanks or posting your progress and findings. So helpful.

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Re: Installing Custom Shop Designs double swivel base

Postby Carlos_vanlife » Sat Dec 31, 2022 12:19 pm

How have you found putting the quarter turn bolts back in?
I fitted mine yesterday on a 2018 transit custom and they are really really difficult to get into place.
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Re: Installing Custom Shop Designs double swivel base

Postby thebarber » Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:28 pm

One of mine is really tight to turn, I think I need a washer under that corner.
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Re: Installing Custom Shop Designs double swivel base

Postby Karina_T » Mon Feb 06, 2023 1:43 pm

Does anyone know if the swivel base accommodates the double passenger with outside seat heated element please?
Have just discovered that my outside passenger seat is a heated one and I'd like to be able to retain that function - at least for driving mode with the seat facing forwards.
Many thanks for any wisdom on the matter.
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