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Westfalia swivel

Postby 69chop » 25 Feb 2017, 14:18

Hi there,
Can anyone tell me how this would have been welded in place ?
It seems to fit perfectly between the existing runners, not sure if I need to cut the old ones out ?
I've positioned it slightly forward to allow the battery lid to shut, not sure if I should cut the battery lid to allow it to sit further back in line with the old runners.
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Re: Westfalia swivel

Postby multisi » 26 Feb 2017, 10:09

Dont cut the runners off ! The base sits back like you have shown, the battery lid will have to shortened, there is a factory short lid ,the length is 145 mm including the hinge.
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Re: Westfalia swivel

Postby 69chop » 26 Feb 2017, 18:49

multisi wrote:Dont cut the runners off ! The base sits back like you have shown, the battery lid will have to shortened, there is a factory short lid ,the length is 145 mm including the hinge.


Thanks,
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Re: Westfalia swivel

Postby marlinowner » 26 Feb 2017, 19:13

I took my battery lid off rather than shortening it (drilled out rivets on hinge) and made a cover that clips on, so I could return it to original if required. That was with a bolt-on swivel seat base though.
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Re: Westfalia swivel

Postby ChrisTriple » 11 Feb 2018, 17:13

How did you get round this? I can’t seem to find any short lids
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Re: Westfalia swivel

Postby multisi » 12 Feb 2018, 09:34

ChrisTriple wrote:How did you get round this? I can’t seem to find any short lids

I have some cut down short lids to sell.
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Re: Westfalia swivel

Postby volks_womble » 12 Feb 2018, 22:25

The base is just welded to the runners on the top edge in 4 places each side - you should be able to see where it was cut...
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Re: Westfalia swivel

Postby ZsZ » 13 Feb 2018, 10:56

here is a pic:
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it looks they used 6 15-20mm long welds per side in the factory

The battery lid for swivel base is shorter than normal

E D I T: replaced the pic to a better one
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Re: Westfalia swivel

Postby ChrisTriple » 13 Feb 2018, 17:18

multisi wrote:
ChrisTriple wrote:How did you get round this? I can’t seem to find any short lids

I have some cut down short lids to sell.



I’d like 1, pm me details please
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Re: Westfalia swivel

Postby ChrisTriple » 13 Feb 2018, 17:20

ZsZ wrote:here is a pic:
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it looks they used 6 15-20mm long welds per side in the factory

The battery lid for swivel base is shorter than normal

E D I T: replaced the pic to a better one


That looks great, very handy too many thanks
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