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CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby vanvliet » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:15 pm

For info :
The drivers seat swivel will work absolutely fine if you have a fixed double passenger seat. The swivel currently on sale from Kiravan is compatible with Transit Custom vans from 2013+ and there is handbrake modification kit with it.
There is further information regarding the handbrake modification kit on their product page if required: http://www.kiravans.co.uk/scopema-rib-c ... swivel-rib
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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby vanvliet » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:44 pm

Link to RIB scopema website -they manufacture bed/seats and the seat swivels for the Transit Custom

http://www.scopema.com/langGB/accueil.php

http://www.scopema.com/produits/pdf/emb ... s2-min.pdf
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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby vanvliet » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:33 pm

vanvliet wrote:For info :
The drivers seat swivel will work absolutely fine if you have a fixed double passenger seat. The swivel currently on sale from Kiravan is compatible with Transit Custom vans from 2013+ and there is handbrake modification kit with it.
There is further information regarding the handbrake modification kit on their product page if required: http://www.kiravans.co.uk/scopema-rib-c ... swivel-rib


This info given to me was incorrect I asked them to clarify and they now say:

''We sell single drivers and passengers swivels for the ford transit custom 2013+.
We don't have any plans yet to make a double swivel for the 2013+ model.
The drivers single seat can't swivel alongside a fixed double passenger seat, you need to have a double swivel also. You need to be able to rotate both - first the double seat half way and then turn the drivers seat for it to work.
If you have a single drivers and a single passengers they can both turn ok though, yes!
We don't do fitting at Kiravans, you need to go to your local converter.''
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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby bluebottle » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:04 pm

vanvliet wrote:
vanvliet wrote:For info :
The drivers seat swivel will work absolutely fine if you have a fixed double passenger seat. The swivel currently on sale from Kiravan is compatible with Transit Custom vans from 2013+ and there is handbrake modification kit with it.
There is further information regarding the handbrake modification kit on their product page if required: http://www.kiravans.co.uk/scopema-rib-c ... swivel-rib


This info given to me was incorrect I asked them to clarify and they now say:

''We sell single drivers and passengers swivels for the ford transit custom 2013+.
We don't have any plans yet to make a double swivel for the 2013+ model.
The drivers single seat can't swivel alongside a fixed double passenger seat, you need to have a double swivel also. You need to be able to rotate both - first the double seat half way and then turn the drivers seat for it to work.
If you have a single drivers and a single passengers they can both turn ok though, yes!
We don't do fitting at Kiravans, you need to go to your local converter.''


This is vexing. I really wanted to retain the storage of the double seat, but I want the swivel too! I thought kira vans said they didn't have a double swivel for the custom bench seats???
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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby vanvliet » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:13 pm

To be honest I now have little faith in the Kirkavan staff's product knowledge - - - - - - -
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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby keeflester » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:21 pm

I have the double seat with swivel in my mk7 and the single swivel on my drivers seat. They can be swivelled independently of each other, in either order.
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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby Mk2harrier » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:06 am

i have converted my double seat to swivel, it will turn independently as the drivers seat is fixed. Kiravans said they had made two attempts at making one but decided it was too difficult and shelved the idea. mine works perfectly and is absolutely solid with 4 locking points, only down side is that the original base covers no longer fit but i will be boxing it in using the same wood i have used for the units. if anyone wants any more info just get in touch.
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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby ajpmsport » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:14 pm

Mk2harrier wrote:i have converted my double seat to swivel, it will turn independently as the drivers seat is fixed. Kiravans said they had made two attempts at making one but decided it was too difficult and shelved the idea. mine works perfectly and is absolutely solid with 4 locking points, only down side is that the original base covers no longer fit but i will be boxing it in using the same wood i have used for the units. if anyone wants any more info just get in touch.



Yes please, can you forward the details on of the double swivel seat. I am interested in buying one. Thanks
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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby FeistyVan » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:46 pm

Mk2harrier,

im interested in details on the double swivel seat. message me please.

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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby Borders campervans » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:19 am

Hi

I'm interested in the double swivel base for the Transit custom.
Can you let me have the details please.

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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby Cardoctor » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:32 pm

Hi there
I am also interested in the double seat conversion.
the amount of interest in this surely should be a kit now,
any chance of the details please.
cheers Jim
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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby Rainie73 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:26 pm

Hi, new to the site.

Would love the info that you have on your double swivel seat option.

Thanks
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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby Mk2harrier » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:59 pm

Sorry it's been a while since I've been on. So far the progress of my double seat conversion is I have been talking to Milford testing facility in regards to M1 crash testing, the cost to test is not too bad but I will need a shell to test it in that would then be scrap, time and money has put it on hold for the moment.
As for details of my seat, it requires the re fabrication of the base so off the shelf can be done but would require an exchange of another double seat, costing wise, to make is approximately £500, more if no seat to exchange as a second hand seat is anything up-to 200. I will keep you updated as and when I can.
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Re: CUSTOM -swivel driver's seat with fixed double passenger

Postby Customshop Designs » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:22 pm

Hi, we have had so many enquires through here over time regarding our double swivel base to fit a Transit Custom, so just thought it would be easier to just drop you guys a quick post on here.

Here is the brand new double seat swivel base designed by the Customshop team (Community Registered Design 001382212-0001) The Ford Transit custom double seat swivel base is the only crash tested double passenger swivel base on the market. The locking points work on a unique 1/4 turn 'quick release' system so removing all 4 fixing bolts and rotating the base takes literally seconds! They are manufactured in the UK and made from 4mm laser cut steel (raises the seat by 45mm), and has passed seat belt anchorage safety tests using a pull test on a specialist test rig to EC Directive 76/115/EEC as amended by 2005/41/EEC which is a standard requirement for insurance companies when making this type of modification to your camper van and also peace of mind for transporting your friends and family around. The base allows you to rotate the double passenger seat 180 degrees and lock the seat in the reverse position to completely transform the living area in your van. Fits all Transit models from 2013 onwards and is available in Left hand and Right hand drive versions. Fixes directly to the existing floor mounts so no drilling required, installation takes approximately 40 mins from start to completion.

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