Checkswrecks, I bought some of the 5200 marine adhesive. Did you actually glue the plates in to place with the 5200 and it helped hold the plates in place so you could drill? Or did you just use the 5200 to seal the bolt holes?btw - For corrosion protection my bearing plates were glued in place. (Probably was D0W 4200 or 5200?)
Thanks Checks. I hadn’t understood that before.HorizonDefeated -
Notice how Otter's drilled through the flanges of the cross braces. Those alone will hold the force of the seat and track in an impact and were what I was trying to convey earlier.
With respect to your question on use of 5200, I completely glued the stiffeners to the bottom, not just at the holes. Don't want any rain or salt from snow run-off getting between the stiffener and sheetmetal.
Where I drill holes I use a little bit of paint. The Lowes/HD stuff for touching up appliances dries hard, unlike Rustoleum and most cheaper paints. Let the first coat dry and dab on a second.
Otter, did you have to do anything special to get the sienna seats to click to the ltrack? Or do they just do that from the factory?
The seat base is a custom piece made by ExpoVans (no longer available) that accepts the QStraint system - it’s from the disability folks who make a ton of stuff for wheelchairs, etc. It was a pretty expensive deal but it does allow me to move the seats at will. Here’s a photo of the sytem that clicks in underneath.Otter, did you have to do anything special to get the sienna seats to click to the ltrack? Or do they just do that from the factory?
I’d love to hear you math findings if you work it out.If anyone wants to really geek out - the typical legal requirement in the US is FMVS 210
This test specifies a 3000lb forward pull on the shoulder seatbelt at the same time as a 3000lb pull on the lap belt. I have personally witnessed a test like this during an automotive development program. Its a pretty burly load and would apply a LOT of vertical load on the fasteners in the L-Track near the back of the seat frame.
I will be doing some math on this, and I haven't yet. I really don't want any risk to my kids sitting in this seat if we were to crash.