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Old 03-01-2021, 03:02 PM   #1
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2021 E-350 Seat-base question

I'm swapping the OEM stock passenger seat base with a swivel base. Does anyone know off-hand how much torq I should apply to the nuts securing the base to the chassis? And those that secure the seat to the swivel base?
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Old 03-01-2021, 04:02 PM   #2
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Here is a chart for standard bolt torques.Click image for larger version

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I'm swapping the OEM stock passenger seat base with a swivel base. Does anyone know off-hand how much torq I should apply to the nuts securing the base to the chassis? And those that secure the seat to the swivel base?
No need for a torque wrench for seat bolts? Just tighten them.
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No need for a torque wrench for seat bolts? Just tighten them.
Right. These things ain't space shuttles.
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If you never " tightened " bolts before, a torque wrench can give you that feel of what tight is on large and small bolts.

To lose or to tight is bad.
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If you never " tightened " bolts before, a torque wrench can give you that feel of what tight is on large and small bolts.

To lose or to tight is bad.

Thanks Twinboat - I'm not a mechanic but I know my way basically around tools and seat bases are nothing but steel anchored by 8 heavy duty nuts. I do fall back on tightening till snug and then adding a 1/4 turn and with these big guys under that seat, I'm sure not much would go wrong. But I usually feel this exact way before causing damage, and causing more damage is my forte!
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But I usually feel this exact way before causing damage, and causing more damage is my forte!
Jeff ; are we related ?

This statement is the reason I own torque wrenches in 3 sizes , 3/8" , 1/2" and 3/4" drive . I spent way too much time extracting broken bolts over the years and now can go from 30 in/lbs. torque to 600 ft/lbs. with confidence .
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Jeff ; are we related ?

This statement is the reason I own torque wrenches in 3 sizes , 3/8" , 1/2" and 3/4" drive . I spent way too much time extracting broken bolts over the years and now can go from 30 in/lbs. torque to 600 ft/lbs. with confidence .
Skip, if you have horse thieves and scoundrels in your family tree, then yes we may very well be related.
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Just an after-activity report -

I removed and replaced the OEM seat base with a really nice swivel base. Took me about 45 minutes total time.
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Just an after-activity report -

I removed and replaced the OEM seat base with a really nice swivel base. Took me about 45 minutes total time.
So....what was the torque on bolts?
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Just an after-activity report -

I removed and replaced the OEM seat base with a really nice swivel base. Took me about 45 minutes total time.
So....what was the torque on bolts?
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So....what was the torque on bolts?
I found as usual, tighten to resistance and then 1/4 turn more. Never fails. I still donít like metrics or torx. Does that make me old?
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