L400 swivelling captain's chairs in front

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Re: L400 swivelling captain's chairs in front

Postby jessef » Tue May 22, 2012 8:59 pm

For the obvious question, below is why a swivel driver's seat won't work if it's stationary.

It physically cannot do a full rotation. Part of the chair is outside of the door frame. You can see the headrest peeking out.

Even with the e-brake moved out of the way towards the 4wd shifter, the bulbous chair is still chubby in that small area.

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Below is the only viable option as the interior width gets larger right behind the pillar.

The one warning flag that anyone attempting a mod like this is ICBC. An accident with mods like these are very likely to come up if there is an investigation. Something to chew on when thinking about modifying the driver's seat. They are the cat's meow though.

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Top two pics are from my L400 and the 3rd from a member on mdocuk.

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Re: L400 swivelling captain's chairs in front

Postby Krazyistkarl » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:52 pm

Hey Jesse, I'd really like a swivel front seat, the sliders are extremely cool but I don't have the time to devote to such a project. The swivel seat base in the photos of the chamonix... Are they a genuine Mitsubishi swivel, or is that the modified VW ones?

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L400 swivelling captain's chairs in front

Postby delipierre » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:36 pm

Hi Jessef
I know your post is old and I don't know if you are still around but I am looking for someone with experience with swivel seat and Delica. I just bought a 98 L400 and I want to have a swivel passenger seat. I wonder if you would have any tip as how to do it. I have been looking around for quite a while but I am stuck... Any help appreciated.
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L400 swivelling captain's chairs in front

Postby Growlerbearnz » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:26 pm

This might give you some inspiration: http://julesychaxi-delica.blogspot.com/ (Found by Googling "Delica swivel front seat")
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L400 swivelling captain's chairs in front

Postby KathrynD » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:53 pm

The photos have all gone?? Or is it just me?? :shock:


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