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hurleyskis
08-16-2007, 04:00 PM
I have a passenger van and in the floor are the brackets to mount the seats. The question i have is this....i want to put the front seat (narrower 3 person) in the middle. The middle only has two brackets on the floor and the wood floor has no cutout for the third. I see on the rubber floor there is an outline for the cutout, but not in the wood.

If i drill and cut out the wood do you think i will be a place to bolt down a bracket?

sikwan
08-16-2007, 04:30 PM
If i drill and cut out the wood do you think i will be a place to bolt down a bracket?

Yes, you can do it. MGameros has done it to his 158 passenger.

I've yet to do it to mine. I just don't have the time right now. Post up some pictures if you do it. :thumbup:

hkpierce
08-16-2007, 09:15 PM
Instructions are located at YahooSprinterVan, http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/sprintervan/message/1326.

sikwan
08-16-2007, 10:24 PM
Instructions are located at YahooSprinterVan, http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/sprintervan/message/1326.

This is the original message...

For those with a passenger Sprinter:

I do not usually need my full 4-rows of seats, but the 2-3-2-empty row
seating arrangement forced by the lack of a right leg receiver cup on
row 3 meant I also lost a seat and had to store a 3-seater.

I was able to move the 3-seat forward to the 2-seat location. I
purchased a new "take-up device" (901-950-02-74 - $17.59) for the
right leg of the bench seat. Even though the small receiver seems to
fit the leg, the large receiver is a must because of the mounting
holes. The floor covering is already marked by Mercedes for cutting
through. Stay a little on the inside of the larger marks. Once cut
through, the plywood floor has already been cut out to accept the
receiver, and the hole filled with a plastic filler (what a waste of
time and money - simply setting up a knock-out would have been cheaper
and easier). Then the fun part. The two nuts to bolt down the
receiver are already set in the H-frame at the factory. However,
Mercedes fills the nuts with two short bolts, and then 2-spot-welds
them in. A 4" grinder is small enough to get rid of the spot welds.
The part does not come with bolts. So I had to buy two 1 1/2"
10mm-1.5 pitch bolts and hardened washers. The next problem is that
the new bolts' hex-head can block the rear of the seat leg from
entering the receiver, as it has two C-clamps (instead of the one the
front has) that straddle the head of the bolt. I took a Torek bolt
(which has a narrower head then the hex bolts I got) from the front of
one of the other receivers to use on the back of the new receiver.
(Use some type of Lock-tite on the bolts.) Now I have a 2-3-3-empty
row seating arrangement.

I remember a couple of months ago someone was asking for a 2-seat and
had an available interior 3-seat. Please drop me an e-mail if you are
still looking.