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Old 08-21-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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Second passenger seat retro-mod Bounder

I did not think to take pictures until I was finished but........

My Bounder (when I got it) did not have a seat behind the passenger seat. No recliner, no lounge, nothing but 4 bolts through the floor!

I bought a horrible looking RV seat on craigslist with the correct mounting plate hole pattern and tore it apart. Once I was finished with the original seat I was left with the pedestal mount, the seat frame, and the tracks to slide forward and back. I had two cable controlled handles that permitted the slide function and the spin function. Best of all it had integrated lap belts!

Since I still have my auto parts business I took a look at the small selection of seats I had saved from vehicles over the years. I found a 2002 Legacy seat in a similar leather color to my captains chairs. I used a grinding wheel to take the odd shaped mounts off the tracks and then used grade 8 bolts to secure the Legacy seat to the remaining tracks and frame from the motorhome seat.

I then attached the handles to the side of the Legacy seat plastics and it was done!

I wanted manual controls so I chose a passenger seat with manual recline. Time to bolt it in place!

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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great job way to use your head and save money.
Time is life! money is just a tool. how much of your life is a tool worth?

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