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He Finds New Uses For Minivan Seats
Kilburg used the middle seats from a Chevy Venture minivan to come up with a pair of swiveling barstools that he keeps next to a bar in his garage.
“Both seats mount on a tire base so they’re very stable. They generate a lot of conversation,” says Kilburg.
He made a metal pedestal that bolts onto the quick-release base of each seat, and then attached the front wheel hub off the minivan to it. The wheel hub allows the chair to swivel.
“The wheel rim is dished out on one side, so if I want to lower the seat I can just unbolt the hub from the rim and flip the rim over,” says Kilburg.
He also fitted a Farmall H tractor with 2 leather middle seats out of an Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan.
The seats mount on a 2-in. angle iron frame that’s welded and bolted together and braced to the tractor’s hitch and rear axle housing for support. “If I want I can unbolt the frame and bolt the tractor seat back on,” says Kilburg.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gary Kilburg, 30771 Country Lane, Bellevue, Iowa 52031 (ph 563 599-1628; glkilburg@gmail.com).

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2020 - Volume #44, Issue #6