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Swivel bases, locking or not?
#772341 March 06th 2021 3:47 pm
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I am looking to add swivel bases to the driver and passenger seats in my 1995 GMC conversion van. I was looking at the cheaper ones from Northern tool, but in my search I also found some basic swivels that do not have a locking feature that I could add some brackets to, to mount a seat that would also be much more cost effective. Just looking for other people’s opinions On non locking swivels?

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KMZ #772344 March 06th 2021 4:48 pm
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No way I would drive with non locking swivels. Go around a sharp turn and spin a 360 degree with my seat and possibly the van too. YIKES!


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KMZ #773099 March 18th 2021 6:42 pm
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Non-locking swivels are for bar stools and merry-go-rounds.
lol

I would definitely get ones that lock, otherwise you'd have to hold yourself still...
With what?
The steering wheel?
Doesn't it spin too?
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I do not think non locking swivel seats are legal.... but that has not stopped some from doing what they want.


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I definitely do NOT recommend non locking swivels. Get ones with a steel locking mechanism.


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'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
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hey kursed; How did you get a clip of my Mother in law going to Black Friday Sales ? grin

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hey kursed; How did you get a clip of my Mother in law going to Black Friday Sales ? grin

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I would definately do locking ones or make a pin mechanism to stop that while driving.

Keep us posted. My van has a sort of two sided riser deal with electronics under the driver seat. I was looking at some different locking swivel brackets but I would have to relocate things unless could find a slim swivel and add it to the existing setup, and not really into RAISING the seat at all. I was thinking about only doing the passenger side for this reason. Are your front seat brackets the same in your van? I actually pitched my middle seats years ago and they were identical to the front captains chairs flexsteel I think. And if I remember I think they had plain flat pivoting brackets. I'm a moron. I should have just moved one to the front passenger position..

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