Wow. That is a very generous offer. I will draw it up and see what you think. I am hoping it will be relatively simple. It just needs to be a stretcher between the roll bar uprights. The seats I want install are meant to be mounted to the wall of an MRAP.
Hey Dave, The mockup looks perfect. I especially like the part of the plate that extends away. That should make it more stable. Where would you suggest I go to have that made?
I forgot to answer your first question about the seats. Those are two pictures of the same seat. The first picture is of the front with seat bottom folded up. The second picture is the back of the seat showing the mounting brackets. As for the shock absorption that is what it is. But it is more like a crumple zone on a vehicle. It will only get activated if something as strong and an IED was set off under the truck. I think if I remove the black "crumple zone" piece and find some stiff springs that will slide on the silver shaft it would give some cushion that people would feel while I am driving.