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Old 04-19-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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I am looking at some International 4700's and have noticed they are very utilitarian. I'd like to upgrade the seats especially but some searching in the internet hasn't revealed much of anything. Does anyone know where I can find seats/accessories?
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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If you can't find anything pre-made, then you can always take the route I did. I went on Craigslist and bought the rear captains chairs from a ford van. With a little ingenuity, a welder, and factory floor pedestal, I got comfy seats for about $150

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...ONE ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE MENTIONED:...What is comfortable for you might not be for me.....I'd find the seat first and then think how you are going to mount it....my stock Volvo seats are the best for may back that any seat in a vehicle ever has been and they are bone stock made by: National Seat...I just rebuilt them and welded all the broken interior braces back together as the welds broke over time and I's sure over weight.....now I am not in pain after 5 hours behind the wheel.....and no sciatica in my legs any more b/c I use the forward tilt on the seat bottom.....geofkaye
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Right on! about having good seats, as this is ONE area not to go cheap on. Anyone w/ANY form of back problems (You don't now? You will.... someday......) would concur with the above.
You owe it to yourself to have GOOD seats!

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Old 04-23-2009, 05:24 AM   #5
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I wondered if the seats from a Class 8 would fit in the 4700 cab.

The drivers side has a stock air ride and the pass. side is a rigid bucket, and I'd like to put in a pair of nice air ride's and a 12v air compressor to pump them up.
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...IT WILL BUT YOU NEED TO USE A PLATE WITH BOLTS GOING BOTH WAYS IN ORDER TO BE SAFE - ALSO PROPERLY MOUNT THE SEAT BELTS....[UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET RID OF THE OLD LADY AND GET A YOUNGER MODEL]....;&gt.....geofkaye
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:47 PM   #7
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The drivers side has a stock air ride and the pass. side is a rigid bucket, and I'd like to put in a pair of nice air ride's and a 12v air compressor to pump them up.
If the truck has an air seat in it already, that tells me it should already have an air system. So why the 12V compressor? Just curious....
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Puller: are you sure that the seat is not a springer with a shock absorber ....there were a lot of them out there in years past.....all military used to be that way.....when the shock went the driver went to the hard top quickly.....I always appreciated canvas tops....more and more as Asia got more bomb craters partially filled in during the rainy season.....geofkaye
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"get a younger model"....hmmm tempting....

The drivers seat has a hand pump on the seat. You can swing it to face the front so it can be pumped up while sitting in the seat.
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mine had an air ride pedestal with this goofy hand pump attached to the seat base. a military mechanic buddy told me it was common on some military vehicles. It looked like a hand brake in a sports car.

Puller, is that what you have? I've never seen another one.

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