fitting bed seats

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by splitwit, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. splitwit

    splitwit New Member

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    any tips for fitting a bed seat i have the brackets and no plans with measurements, any help would be appreciated
     
  2. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    What type are they???
     
  3. brookie

    brookie Guest

    How about a photo- I have some pics somewhere of different types
     
  4. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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  5. splitwit

    splitwit New Member

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    thanks for the replys fellas .i,ve got jk hinges ,& like i said no usful instuctions.have gone to that link Dave & think i be able to work it out now. as picture is worth a thousand words. thanks again
     
  6. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Just happy I could help.
    I had set of the JK hinges, great set up.
    I was going to use that site to help me as the instructions are not the clearest.

    Dave
     
  7. ron gooding

    ron gooding New Member

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    if a picture is worth a 1000 words can i put up a picture of my wife and not have the 1000 words of moaning
     
  8. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    I have now got a Template I can trace and send through the post, also cut ply sizes if you want them

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  9. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    For the above, I left a gap each side of the van of approx 100mm. You can go tighter its your choice.
    The sizes for the above are as follows
    Front kick 1515 wide (full width) x 418mm high. you will need two notches out of this for the bed supports, 28mm deep x approx 50mm wide, equal distance along the top edge
    You will also need to cut out a notch each end of the bottom edge to fit tight down to the floor

    Base 1355mm x 505mm
    Back 1325mmx 450mm

    end supports there are two cut to the shape of the wheel arch
    as picture
    1. Drill holes for the hinges and fit hinges to endpanel
    2. fix end panels to kick panel, endpanels will be flush at the bottom and sit down from the top of the kick
    3. fit into kombi. fix carefully so as not to screw through tank, cables etc
    4. fit base using bolts, make sure that base does not foul hinge operation
    5. fit Back
    6. I screwed a bttern to the base at the back which then went under the back in the bed position to give it more support.

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  10. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    Bare in mind that you can change the lengths of the boards to suit the width you need.
    You can also increase the depth of the base if you want the bed longer but I found that is plenty.

    I used 17mm ply for strength

    Hope it helps
     
  11. splitwit

    splitwit New Member

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    thanks again guys thats exactly what i was after.now just have get to the shed and start cutting up the ply. thanks again.... hope to see you on the road soon ... remember to keep the shiny side pointing up. Don
     
  12. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    Forgot to say that to make the above sizes work the end panels need to be 1325mm centre to centre.
    If you want it tighter to the sides of the van increase this distance and the width of the base and back by the same
     
  13. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    just had to change the height of the kick panel for some reason I wrote it down wrong 8)
     
  14. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    We have been asked so many time about R&R fitting, bumping back up
     
  15. brookie

    brookie Guest

    I think this posting is worth a "sticky"
     
  16. kommodius

    kommodius Active Member

    I'm with you Brookie ....... I'm sick of talking about it!!! :lol:

    Seriously, they're good clear pics Roy and the templates make it all the easier.
    Maybe we need a "sticky tech section" to maintain all those useful tips that folk like you and ttmck post. Like a Kombi DIY FAQ.
    It would make 'em easy to find anyway.

    Ray
     
  17. shannon

    shannon New Member

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    Hey they look pretty good. Was thinking about putting something like that in my kombi. Does anybody know around about what price they are and where to get them from?
     
  18. brookie

    brookie Guest

    You can PM Roy or phone The Bus Stop-links on Home page
     
  19. 1kombilover

    1kombilover New Member

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    hey guy's, i have used these hinges and measurement's and they fit perfectally, didn't need to change a thing, fit staight in, and look the good's, cheers johnnie
     
  20. 1kombilover

    1kombilover New Member

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    hey guy's, thought you'sd like to see some finished photo's, cheers johnnie

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