RipTide - 2019 170 4x4

grantwilson

FreedomVanGo
@grantwilson - Nice build. One question: what model of AMF Bruns seat are you using there? Is it the Smartseat Easy M1 or the XL ? And what is the color ? Nice choice!
XL! and its black.

pretty comfy
 

grantwilson

FreedomVanGo

nickelnoff

Member
I was checking out your Flickr stream @grantwilson - nice builds - question though: How come despite having the SmartFloor you don't use it to secure down the units and electricity and water boxes. There seemed to be different securing brackets - what's it for just the seats?

XL! and its black.

pretty comfy
Ever had a build where you have had two first row AMF Bruns seats , XL or otherwise ? How did it work out for space? I am currently planning a build and can't decide whether to go with the Smartfloor and M1 seats (maybe XL) or just ditch the Smartfloor idea and go with OEM 1st row seating (double bench).
 

grantwilson

FreedomVanGo
I was checking out your Flickr stream @grantwilson - nice builds - question though: How come despite having the SmartFloor you don't use it to secure down the units and electricity and water boxes. There seemed to be different securing brackets - what's it for just the seats?



Ever had a build where you have had two first row AMF Bruns seats , XL or otherwise ? How did it work out for space? I am currently planning a build and can't decide whether to go with the Smartfloor and M1 seats (maybe XL) or just ditch the Smartfloor idea and go with OEM 1st row seating (double bench).
I do. We use L brackets to secure the cabinets to the floor via smartfloor and L track studs. Or mount plates and use the same studs

You can do the Xl but its tight. But you can since you can shift the seats left to right on the bases a bit.
 

nickelnoff

Member
I do. We use L brackets to secure the cabinets to the floor via smartfloor and L track studs. Or mount plates and use the same studs

You can do the Xl but its tight. But you can since you can shift the seats left to right on the bases a bit.
That makes sense - a really tidy approach by the looks of things.

Guess kid's will need to get the regular sized seats as opposed to the XL's in that case. How are the M1 seats in your opinion ?
 

grantwilson

FreedomVanGo
That makes sense - a really tidy approach by the looks of things.

Guess kid's will need to get the regular sized seats as opposed to the XL's in that case. How are the M1 seats in your opinion ?
Truthfully, havent tried them. I can't speak with any education on it
 

grantwilson

FreedomVanGo

grantwilson

FreedomVanGo
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I just meant in camp, with a breeze etc. I would use this most frequently at the coast and there is always a bit of wind.
yeah i wouldnt have any issue there!

Lots of cool stuff here!
What decking material are you using on your roof rack?

Also, current and up to date modification list
 
Thanks for the update. I was considering the panels for a Flatline Lowpro on a mid roof transit.
I suppose these are "cut to length" for other applications?
Maybe consider a "kit" for the Flatline rack.

I was also wondering about the Tern Overland window in the flarespace, what size fits the flare? No modifications to the flare to fit? Can you not use the shade/screen with it because of inside clearance?
 

grantwilson

FreedomVanGo
Thanks for the update. I was considering the panels for a Flatline Lowpro on a mid roof transit.
I suppose these are "cut to length" for other applications?
Maybe consider a "kit" for the Flatline rack.

I was also wondering about the Tern Overland window in the flarespace, what size fits the flare? No modifications to the flare to fit? Can you not use the shade/screen with it because of inside clearance?
You have to use the flare meant for the window as it is molded in. But the 350x500 is the size used. You cant use the included shade with it, nowhere to have it bolt to.

I can cut you some to length, just shoot me a PM
 

grantwilson

FreedomVanGo
@grantwilson i'm also going to put Lonseal down on a SmartFloor. What adhesive did you use to bond the Lonseal to the aluminum floor?
Lonseal adhesive

We call it Qubelok in Australia, it's a 1" x 1" x 1 1/16" wall aluminium square box with plastic joiners.
Aus link - https://www.capral.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Qubelok_brochure_web.pdf
USA link - https://eztube.com/product-category/connectors/
80/20 quicktube.
 

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