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datoshway
04-09-2016, 08:18 PM
I wanted to add a bench into my cargo van. I bought the MB bolts for the tracks, bought the tracks, and bought a seat. Eager to get it done. I cut into the floor only to find no screw holes???

mikesprints
04-09-2016, 08:33 PM
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46496

datoshway
04-09-2016, 09:04 PM
Oh boy.. This looks like fun.

mikesprints
04-09-2016, 09:45 PM
If you don't have factory floor track for cargo version even more so I'd assume. Most likely all of the floor is single thickness.

datoshway
04-09-2016, 10:36 PM
The fitment is fine. They are seating nicely in the track. The problem is there are no holes..

mikesprints
04-10-2016, 08:15 AM
I think you misunderstand. I would expect the floor brackets to fit the seats. Problem is not lack of holes, it's the lack of another layer of backing sheet metal and the nuts attached at the factory which lies inside the boxed frame section.

I located the seat mounting nuts in the rear, 3rd row, of my Crew van by measuring from the rear floor hold down flanged nutserts and drilling small test holes. So I assume they use the passenger variant floor protocol on the Crew vans to simplify production. But these holes don't all work for the factory L'-track that came out of a cargo version. So since the factory L-track is an option I'd pretty much assume the cargo vans have no retainers in the floor.

Let me know if you want that measurement.

datoshway
04-10-2016, 10:36 AM
Has anyone had luck with alternate forms of anchoring?

CJPJ
04-10-2016, 03:04 PM
Has anyone had luck with alternate forms of anchoring?


I installed three Brackets in my cargo van useing GRIP STEEL RIVET NUTS and ASTM A354-Grade BC 1/2-13 Threads / inch, Torque @ 50.1 (ft / lbf.) clamping force 11,175 (lbf).

purchased; @ Jay-Cee sales & rivet inc. (800)521-6777 Item Number RN5013350SLR
minimun order of 50 with shiping came too ... $35.86




1. Cut opening in existing 5/8 plywood , required cuting L-tract to clear Bracket.

2.LAY Bracket in floor opening, orientate correct end too front, straigh edge all inline, mark hole centers. Remove Brackets. Drill proper hole size for Rivet Nuts. drill through floor sheetmetal and into boxed structal frame.

3. Install REVET NUTS {this is the tricky part, no room for error I used a Hydraulic Port-A-power too compress /expand the REVET NUTS}

4. Install Brackets, torque to 50.1(ft/lbf).

5. Install Bench Seat....


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