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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

A toilet in a bus? Gross! Laughing I like the rest though, nice interior and bus. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

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A toilet in a bus? Gross! Laughing I like the rest though, nice interior and bus. Cool


I have spoke with the owner, it's the first swivel seat Alabama Camper identified! I sent him a link to my thread and he said the interior was the same as mine. Might be the only large hatch swivel seat too?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

Well I'm jealous now. How do know an Alabama camper if there is no interior left?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

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Well I'm jealous now. How do know an Alabama camper if there is no interior left?


Holes in the roof for those giant tent mounts, also there would be distinct marks from where the bed attached to the rear deck.

If you were referring to the wide hatch ss bus, the headliner paneling in the pic below was a clue. You can see there is a wide center piece that overlaps the curved pieces at the sides. The side pieces of the headliner paneling are made of three strips to achieve the curve at the sides, same as my camper. I haven't seen this in any other american conversions:

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Same random groove paneling, the panel converts have the solid wood window frames instead of the wood grained aluminum.

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When I contacted the owner, he looked at my pictures and said his was exactly the same. He still has all the cabinets including the ice box and original tent & poles, plus the toilet.


You've got nothing to be jealous about T, your ss is super bad ass!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

So did the swivel alabamas comes with a passenger seat and did it swivel?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

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So did the swivel alabamas comes with a passenger seat and did it swivel?


I wondered about that too. I'm guessing the passenger seat was added later when the green carpet was put in but who knows, maybe part of the camper kit?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

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So did the swivel alabamas comes with a passenger seat and did it swivel?


I wondered about that too. I'm guessing the passenger seat was added later when the green carpet was put in but who knows, maybe part of the camper kit?

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This looks like a '66 Type 3 seat
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

Guys,

I think the seats were changed. The drivers seat swivels but makes contact with the floor. The passenger seat had a wood deck under it. There is no track under the passenger seat. I was told that these busses were ordered as panel vans and then converted after they arrived.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

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I think the seats were changed. The drivers seat swivels but makes contact with the floor. The passenger seat had a wood deck under it. There is no track under the passenger seat. I was told that these busses were ordered as panel vans and then converted after they arrived.

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For sure, just wondering if the seats were done at the time of the camper conversion or later on by an owner. Your bus is lookin good!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

No idea on that. I do know that the first owner was a professor at Auburn University.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

New interior on my swivel seat bus is done. Now for seats and cushions
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

Wow 65-63 camper that is beautiful! Did you build it?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

RJ campers in Daytona Florida. He did great work and made me some custom items at my request. His finish work is tight. He made wood map pockets.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

I mean he did the interior only
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

I like it but to me it should incorporate the swivel seat action into the rear camper section. A wider table to reach the swivel seat when it turns 180 degrees and faces the back. And no cabinet interfering with it directly behind the seat. Other than that it's choice looking. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

I forgot to mention, swivel seats are the best buses in the world for tall people because you can scoot them back to the last notch in the slider rails and the seat back is several inches behind the bulkhead which gives mega leg room and makes driving them more comfortable than any other bus. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

They are great for leg room, but that's about it IMO.

I'm a huge fan of the "swivel dance" Liar Seven simple steps. It goes like this:
1) Exit the bus
2) Move seat forward to clear bulkhead
3) Rotate seat until it hits steering wheel
4) Move seat back to clear steering wheel
5) Rotate seat the rest of the way
6) Shut door and re enter bus through the cargo doors
7) Enjoy looking backwards

It's an interesting M Code, but that's about it. Pretty impractical.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

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heres my 1959 swivel seat kombi.#vin 4527** really cool solid bus,
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Swivel Seat Bus Thread Reply with quote

Andre, nice bus. Welcome to the "exclusive" club within the exclusive club. There just aren't very many of them swivel seat buses around. What're your plans for that beauty?
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