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    That's coming along nicely reg

    It's not about following the trend .... It's about making it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruitbat View Post
    Are you putting your faith in the washers underneath to hold the frame ? Or are you going to add spreader plates after the trial and error fitting stage ?
    I am putting my faith in the washers - as recommended by the rail suppliers to give M1 and M2 rating. It's not just a four/six washers on a normal RNR, its 95 bolts at 100mm centres.

    The seats only bolt to the mounts with 6x10mm bolts in total.

    I may put spreader plates it the rails section where the seat locates normally.

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    Before owning my van (and reading about rnr beds etc on here) I never really considered the forces envolved in a crash regarding seats. I suppose it's quite a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arfur fox-acre View Post
    Before owning my van (and reading about rnr beds etc on here) I never really considered the forces envolved in a crash regarding seats. I suppose it's quite a lot.
    I am the same as you. Then thought sod it and bought a non crash tested rusty lee bed. I weighed up cost use and the fact that the front seats of the van are only bolted to the seat bases with 4 m5 bolts.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lister View Post
    I am the same as you. Then thought sod it and bought a non crash tested rusty lee bed. I weighed up cost use and the fact that the front seats of the van are only bolted to the seat bases with 4 m5 bolts.....
    Yeh but they are 12.9 engineering bolts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    Yeh but they are 12.9 engineering bolts!
    I know. So my bed is bolted down with 6 m12 12.9 bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lister View Post
    I am the same as you. Then thought sod it and bought a non crash tested rusty lee bed. I weighed up cost use and the fact that the front seats of the van are only bolted to the seat bases with 4 m5 bolts.....
    M5 ?

    You sure? Too small, regardless of tensile strength.

    At least your seatbelts aren't anchored to the seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    M5 ?

    You sure? Too small, regardless of tensile strength.

    At least your seatbelts aren't anchored to the seats
    Maybe m6 . Also look at the caravelle rear tripple seat. Just 4 mushroom bolts with small spreader plates in the top hat chanels hold them down. I guess what i am trying to get across is your rails are attached a lot better than what vw deem as safe.

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    Took a trip to Cullompton today for a gearbox, bellhousing didn't match and there was not clearance around the diff housing either - so no go.

    Got on with the seat base this evening, welding the base to the Rangie seat frames

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    Getting there slowly.

    Looks all twisted because there are only three supports in (and a bit of old broom handle), there will be ten supports eventually and everything triangulated.
    Last edited by regcheeseman; 11th October 2019 at 10:33 PM.

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