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Old 06-03-2016, 04:58 PM   #1
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Driver Seat

Has anyone changed out the driver seat but kept the Bostrum base that the original bus seat sits on? I find the Bostrum base is narrower than most
RV or Van seats. How did you get the seat to work on the Bostrum Base? Is there a way to do it? As I like the air ride.
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:41 PM   #2
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This is where those craftsmanship skills come into play.
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:23 PM   #3
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you put a new top plate on , weld it or bolt it, then drill out mounting holes of the new seat.
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:33 AM   #4
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Thank you for the advise
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:15 AM   #5
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I just replaced the whole seat, base and all with an air ride out of a 2007 INTERNATIONAL PROSTAR.
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:42 AM   #6
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I have a 1991 Ward. I upgraded to four cinder blocks and a piece of plywood. It's made a world of difference!
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Old 06-18-2016, 01:23 AM   #7
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I'm using a six-way power seat out of a Hyundai Santa Fe. I put it on a swiveling base -- the kind that was popular when all the cool kids drove a Chevy van with shag interior. To mate the two, I fabricated an adapter out of steel plate and 1" square tubing.

One tip: Shim the seat and/or base so it leans a little to the left -- to compensate for the road leaning to the right (road crown -- so rain water runs off). Your spine will thank you.
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:00 PM   #8
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One tip: Shim the seat and/or base so it leans a little to the left -- to compensate for the road leaning to the right (road crown -- so rain water runs off). Your spine will thank you.
Whoa, you just blew my mind! That's a great idea. I never would have thought of it...
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