Awesome. Thanks for the diagram and the link.Yes. Basically, we took the front seats out, took off the sliding rails (which come out as two sides separately) and then put the swivel in between the seat and the rails. You can see it here:
The thing that my finger is touching is the swivel part (the little "trigger" that unlocks the swivel). The two "channel" looking things at the bottom are the factory rails.
I don't think there's a much better way to do it, as the floor of the Suburban is really irregular, and you might as well use the factory sliders. Then it is just a matter of adding a swivel. We (and by We, I mean Robert at RAK Motorsports...) built a plate adapter thing between the seat bottom and the top of the Westfalia Swivels.
So it is:
------- <-- Custom adapter Plate
00000000 <-- Swivel thing from Westfalia (we cut it up a little)
+++++++ <- Factory slider rails.
~~~~~~~ <-- Truck floor
Here's the Swivel Mechanism (linking to Van-Cafe, where I bought mine!):
I think what you wrote is the sort of seat acrobatics I was envisioning when trying to shuffle/swivel the seat around if that console was in the way. Might need to swap it out for one of the narrow consoles and find a new place for the radio... Thanks for the comment.Thank you! I am pretty sure the seats wouldn't swivel very well with a center console. It "might" work, but you'd have to make sure the seats could slide all the way back first, then open the doors and swivel out and around through the open door. (That is a hard sentence to write and make it mean anything... sounds confusing when I read it, but I don't know how to say it better). And I don't think there's any way you could swivel the drivers with a center console. At least not with factory seats.
Lift is pretty basic. Rear shackle flip and ORD front 4 inch springs. You don't need much to clear 37sNice truck! Can you tell me about your lift and tire combination? 37x12.50?