Der Chef der Fahrzeuge
Questions for MG for sure.Awesome thread. Many thanks to MG for the innovation and all those who have installed the seats, especially with L-track, and shared their experience here and in VANdiana's thread. I've learned a ton in preparation for installing in my EB. I have a few questions for those who installed with L-track.
1. Which style track did you use: Aircraft, Angled or Recessed? These all appear to be the same thickness, but I was wondering if they are equivalent in strength.
2. I see that US Cargo sells the Fastener Pack, which are the 1 1/2 inch bolts with washers. Did you use these, or something larger/longer/stronger, particularly if bolting through flooring, insulation, washers, etc.
3. The washers in the Fastener Pack seem rather small. Did you use these or something beefier, or even add a backer plate for more pull strength?
4. Just starting my build, so I haven't yet drilled through my van floor and was wondering if you were able to get bolts in every hole in the track, or if you encountered obstructions. Basically looking for any tips on not drilling into anything important below where the tracks line up based on Sienna seat base. I intend to install about 10', so can get cargo tie downs front to back when needed.
Thanks in advance to any advice. Apologies if these were previously addressed; I read through all of the Sienna related posts but may have missed something.
I do know that towards the front seats he had to use some nutserts on VANdiana.
Instead of drilling holes in your floor, have you consider MG/ExpoVans' new steel floor plate setup? Much easier for using L-Track. MG can post some pics and I can't find any here.
Here's another source for the L-Track. The Decked-brand cargo drawer company uses their stuff; http://www.coretiedowns.com/product/tie-down-solutions