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Old 06-04-2019, 05:20 PM   #1
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There are 4-5 of these Nutserts with offset washers on the driver side wall of my van.

Are they a factory install, or something one of the previous owners installed?

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Old 06-04-2019, 05:40 PM   #2
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There are 4-5 of these Nutserts with offset washers on the driver side wall of my van.

Are they a factory install, or something one of the previous owners installed?

I don't know the answer. The offset washers are unusual/specialized.

A guess would be someone added a shoulder harness attachment point. Is there any evidence of an aftermarket seat installation? L-track sections in the general area could be a clue.

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Are they equally spaced along the wall?

Could have been to secure shelving in a previous life?

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I think we're all voting "not original MB procedure"

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Are they equally spaced along the wall?

Could have been to secure shelving in a previous life?

Keith.
That makes the most sense.

Didn’t want to drill them out if Großvater Benz put them there to hold the Flux Capacitor or something.
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My own choice would be to leave them in ... they could prove very handy some day...

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I would, except 3 of the 5 protrude right where I want to mount L track.

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They were added to install after marked shelves . If installed correctly they are as secure as any you will see, have used them for years .Drawing a blank as to the manufacture name .
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