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Old 01-07-2018, 07:24 PM   #21
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Cushion and table are done. Not for those with a family of 4, but Rex seems to like it. I'll certainly post some pictures of the swivel bases, plan to do passenger first... gonna order base from here; Ford Van Seat Bases,driver,passenger seat bases
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:52 PM   #22
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Very nice finish work! Looks (better) than factory! I was going to say, looks as good as factory, but these days that's not sayin' much...
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:13 PM   #23
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Cushion and table are done. Not for those with a family of 4, but Rex seems to like it. I'll certainly post some pictures of the swivel bases, plan to do passenger first... gonna order base from here; Ford Van Seat Bases,driver,passenger seat bases
I agree with others -- nice work.


I'm interested in narrower 2-person dinettes as a means to increase floorplan openness, and I'm wondering just how wide your dinette ended up after removing 21 inches? And can it still be folded down into a 1-person bed? I presume you don't need it as a bed, but curious if it can double as bed in a pinch.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:16 PM   #24
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Question on the factory brake controller. Was it plug and play? I was going to buy one but I was told ford had to tell the computer it was there. So I ended up using a prodigy unit instead that I had laying around.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:33 PM   #25
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Very nice finish work! Looks (better) than factory! I was going to say, looks as good as factory, but these days that's not sayin' much...
thanks for nice words, it came out better than I expected.

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I agree with others -- nice work.
I'm interested in narrower 2-person dinettes as a means to increase floorplan openness, and I'm wondering just how wide your dinette ended up after removing 21 inches? And can it still be folded down into a 1-person bed? I presume you don't need it as a bed, but curious if it can double as bed in a pinch.
My remaining cushion is 21" wide, I'd have to cut down table a little more to work as a bed, I made table narrow side @ 23" so it won't lay correctly.

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Question on the factory brake controller. Was it plug and play? I was going to buy one but I was told ford had to tell the computer it was there. So I ended up using a prodigy unit instead that I had laying around.
Haven't been able to test brake controller yet, need a nice day and some time to hookup my trailer. If 7-pin connector on bumper isn't wired from Ford, I'm sure I can use the "standard 4 wires" just like aftermarket controllers have to get to work. If it is plug n play (or not) I'll post.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:27 PM   #26
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Installed the swivel base under passenger seat only. The arm rest contacts the door panel and prevent seat from rotating 180, but it's still very usable and reclines pretty far before hitting. All-in-all I'm very happy with it, and will be nice to use when parked.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:20 AM   #27
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That looks pretty handy.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:15 AM   #28
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When you are setup at a campground could you raise arm rest and open passenger door to swivel chair completely? And of course close the door after chair has swivelled. LOL
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:35 PM   #29
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I like the way the seat is oriented in picture -- facing more towards dinette and with person's legs farther from steps. As long as driver's seat isn't also rotated it appears just right to me.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:49 PM   #30
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Installed the swivel base under passenger seat only. The arm rest contacts the door panel and prevent seat from rotating 180, but it's still very usable and reclines pretty far before hitting. All-in-all I'm very happy with it, and will be nice to use when parked.
Sweet! Really good looking mods!
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:07 AM   #31
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Cushion and table are done. Not for those with a family of 4, but Rex seems to like it. I'll certainly post some pictures of the swivel bases, plan to do passenger first... gonna order base from here; Ford Van Seat Bases,driver,passenger seat bases


Not something Id like to see in my coach but you do very nice work! And I like making it your own
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:40 PM   #32
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Integrated Trailer Brake Controller

'52 F-3 What is the part number of your integrated trailer brake controller? If it is for an F350 and you installed in on a E450, has it worked for you?
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:10 AM   #33
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'52 F-3 What is the part number of your integrated trailer brake controller? If it is for an F350 and you installed in on a E450, has it worked for you?
I haven't been able to hook up a trailer yet, I'll post how well it works when I do. But yes, it's for a 2008/10 F250/F350 and Ford part # is 7c34-2c006-af



Also used some of the left over material and wood from dinette to make a 12" step stool for the dog. He needs help to get up on or off the bed.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:38 AM   #34
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Installed the swivel base under passenger seat only. The arm rest contacts the door panel and prevent seat from rotating 180, but it's still very usable and reclines pretty far before hitting. All-in-all I'm very happy with it, and will be nice to use when parked.
Oh hey, Does the swivel make the seat higher and/or make your wife feel too high while going down the road? My wife's Ford C-max has a raised passenger seat for some odd reason. (they all do) I keep threatening to cut it down! LOL
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:16 PM   #35
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Got "upfitter switches" and F350 brake controller installed and dash back together. 1st picture taken just after key switch is turned to run, will hookup at trailer and test in the spring. Only AUX 1 has anything wired to it (running lights in the bumper valance)... Hmmm what to use other 3 for ?
If you could figure out a way to change one of them to a momentary double throw..... I installed a switch in my dash, down by my left knee, as a remote generator start stop. Extremely useful.

I WISH I had a way to control the fridge (to turn it off when pulling into gas stations)
and a way to control the AC (to turn it off before shutting down the genny, or back on after starting the genny)

Another user here a long time ago pointed me to a company to make up really professional looking and affordable plates for those switches.
https://www.legend-plates.com/
I ordered some little 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch plates for some various switch projects.
Might be useful for you, I don't know.
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:06 PM   #36
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Beautiful Work! I need this!
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:38 PM   #37
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not a lot of progress, did install some beehive rear marker lights and some blue dots in tail lights.

all the decals are removed and I've have my new ones being made at a local sign shop....

FYI, my trailer brakes are not working yet (long story, but I've not given up yet)
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:04 PM   #38
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Can’t wait to see your new graphics! I finally got my switches and brake controller. Have not hooked trailer up yet to see if it works. Are the switches just as simple as crawling under dash and locating 9 pin harness?
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:14 AM   #39
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not a lot of progress, did install some beehive rear marker lights and some blue dots in tail lights.

all the decals are removed and I've have my new ones being made at a local sign shop....

FYI, my trailer brakes are not working yet (long story, but I've not given up yet)
It's a white bread box! LOL Our old one looked like that while waiting for the new decals. Can't wait to see what you decided on for decal design.
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:39 PM   #40
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Didn't have a nice spot for a trash (and recycling) can. This cabinet wasn't being used, and I had the left over drawer parts from when I cut down the dinette bench. Each is only a 2.5 gallon bathroom can, but they are out of the way....

also our "dust buster" mounted and step I made so the dog can get up/down from the bed
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