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Passenger Swivel Bases for Sale

Postby WinnieVan [OP] » March 26th 2021, 8:33am

Hi All,

I've been designing a passenger swivel for the Astro/Safari over the past few months and it is finally refined and ready for production.

This swivel base is built to the exact dimensions of the OEM base -- no more raising your seat height while installing a swivel plate.

The unit swivels in both directions with the passenger door closed. It locks into place in the 0* (forward), 90*, 165*, 180* (backward) and 205* and 270* positions.

The lock is spring loaded and the forward facing position has an auxililary threaded lock for a slop-free lock while driving. I think it is awesome and I think you will too!!

The images/videos below are raw steel -- but the final product will be powder coated semi-gloss black.

The price for the initial production run is $349 + shipping or local pick-up in Salem, OR. Shipping will likely be about ~$40 -- a bit less if you're closer to Salem, OR; a bit more if you're really far away.

I am taking refundable deposits of $100 to ensure you get in on the first run. The idea is to make at least 10x units -- but I will expand the run if needed!

ETA for the first run is the first or second week of May.

If you are interested -- please reply here, PM me or email me at: [email protected]

Here's some photos and videos of the unit in action:
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Swivel Action:




Installation Video:
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Re: Passenger Swivel Bases for Sale

Postby WinnieVan [OP] » March 26th 2021, 9:54pm

Seat Base FAQ:

Q: Will the final product be raw steel or coated?
A: The final product will be professionally powder coated semi-gloss black. I will update the pictures once I have the first finished units in hand.

Q: Can you still adjust the seat back and forth?
A: YES! This design utilizes the original equipment seat rails.

Q: Does this raise the seat?
A: Nope. The base is the exact dimension of the OEM base. Same pitch, same height.

Q: Can you still adjust the seat back and forth?
A: YES! This design utilizes the original equipment seat rails.

Q: Can you mount this for additional leg-room?
A: Yes. The slotted holes allow about 3/4" of movement in total. I recommend you mount the base as far back as possible and mount the seat rails as far back as possible, too.

Q: Can you swivel the seat with the door closed?
A: Yes - in both directions.

Q: Will this fit GEN-1 vans?
A: TBD. I think the seat base is identical -- but I need to check for swivel clearance.

Q: Do I need to remove the seat rails from my base to use this swivel?
A: Yes. You will need to remove the rails from your existing base -- this is easily done with a hammer and chisel, grinder or my favorite -- an air hammer. I'll include details instructions/video on how to do this... it isn't as daunting as it sounds!

Q: Is it DOT approved?
Unfortunately, no. By purchasing and installing this product -- you do so at your own risk.
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Re: Passenger Swivel Bases for Sale

Postby sonnystile13 » March 27th 2021, 7:50pm

Just watched the videos.

I’m in.

Shipping to 40203 Louisville KY, please.


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Re: Passenger Swivel Bases for Sale

Postby WinnieVan [OP] » April 6th 2021, 5:44pm

Hi All -- just wrapping up a road-trip through the Southwest (in my Astrovan!). Will be back with Wifi starting tomorrow and will follow-up with those who have messaged/emailed!

Thanks!!
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Re: Passenger Swivel Bases for Sale

Postby AstroWill » April 9th 2021, 3:39am

Fan-freaking-tastic work!!!

So glad to see this come together, and with that positive locking action in the forward position it's going to be the best option available for our vans.

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Re: Passenger Swivel Bases for Sale

Postby modernbeat » April 9th 2021, 2:00pm

Excellent work.
And nice design on the swivel stops.
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Re: Passenger Swivel Bases for Sale

Postby sixsix » April 9th 2021, 5:07pm

WinnieVan wrote:Q: Can you still adjust the seat back and forth?
A: YES! This design utilizes the original equipment seat rails.

Q: Does this raise the seat?
A: Nope. The base is the exact dimension of the OEM base. Same pitch, same height.

Q: Can you still adjust the seat back and forth?
A: YES! This design utilizes the original equipment seat rails.


Was there a question that maybe got left out?
Was this feature REAL Important?
Was this feature REAL Important?

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Re: Passenger Swivel Bases for Sale

Postby WinnieVan [OP] » May 4th 2021, 5:54am

Bad news -- production is delayed about 6 weeks -- due to a change order from me and the shop I'm working with having a laser go down for 3 weeks!

Good news -- deposit window will remain open until Friday May-7!

If you want to get in on this first run -- now is the time!!

Thank you!
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