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Old 09-30-2019, 01:42 PM   #41
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Awesome, dirt simple design that I am going to copy.
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:43 PM   #42
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Nice - that's the same kind of seat we're using for a co-pilot seat! We didn't install a swivel because it sits really low since there's a step from the cab into the bus body - for us it would be pointless as there'd be no place to put your feet - I wish we didn't have that problem though! A swivel seat would have been really nice there.

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Old 09-30-2019, 06:55 PM   #43
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Awesome, dirt simple design that I am going to copy.
Here's a better view of the structure then !

dirt simple !

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Old 09-30-2019, 07:08 PM   #44
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Is the only connection between the 2 plates one bolt in the center? That can't be safe.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:31 PM   #45
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Is the only connection between the 2 plates one bolt in the center? That can't be safe.
Haha...I'm sure it is....It's a pretty hefty bolt. Just as strong or stronger than the flimsy pivot plates I saw on ebay or RV catalogues. Remember that box frame is part of the structure too so the central pivot pin kind of behaves like a pivot pin in a crane.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:50 PM   #46
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Here's a better view of the structure then !

dirt simple !
Just curious......can you swivel that with your body weight in the seat, or do you turn it to the desired direction before you sit down?
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:48 AM   #47
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Hi Don !

Yeah....it's a manual pivot ; the latch to lock it forward is fairly strong so it has to be held down even while turning. It's a bit stiff due to friction / I could ease that with a large plastic spacer but I'm happy for now !
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:51 AM   #48
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got a bit of floor finished today

waiting for business emails....killed time by finishing my recycled wood floor :


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Old 10-02-2019, 12:24 PM   #49
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That looks great!!! We were planning to use vinyl waterproof click together flooring with a wood look. But I really like what you did in yours! Where is the wood from?
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:07 PM   #50
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That looks great!!! We were planning to use vinyl waterproof click together flooring with a wood look. But I really like what you did in yours! Where is the wood from?
Thanks ! I just kept my eye on kijiji for "pine flooring free" for about a week and sure enough someone posted they were doing renos and come take it away. So I ended up with about 300 sq ft of old pine...a lot of it pretty mangled but it still worked.....and half a box of hardwood flooring to trim it . I have an idea to paint something on it later and then half-sand it to make it look weathered. I know water proof sounds great but I just liked the more natural feel.
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