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Old 04-18-2014, 03:37 PM   #11
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Re: I need to install some tie down points. A little help??

Oh, I forgot to mention .. I did it this way because I didn't want to drill holes (way too lazy) and figured those existing mount points (bench bracket and shoulder belt) had to be plenty strong.

Those rivnuts are kinda cool but I didn't want to buy even more tools .. I'm always trying to de-clutter my garage and couldn't justify more stuff even if its cool.

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Old 04-18-2014, 03:41 PM   #12
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Re: I need to install some tie down points. A little help??

Thanks Ray. The existing holes where the bench mounts wont work because I will need the tie down point at the widest point possible. I was thinking about how I could use the seatbelt, but I'm trying to hold something down and I don't know how I would be able to utilize the seatbelt since its near the ceiling.

My other thought is to build a subfloor out of 2x2's and a sheet of plywood. This would allow me to take the rear bench out, but leave the mounting brackets in place. I would build a rectangular frame with the 2x2's and screw the plywood onto the frame. I'll probably need one more 2x2 to offer support in the middle. I could then just bolt up some D rings on the subfloor itself. I'm trying to decide whether it would be easier for me to have this removable subfloor or unbolting the bench seat brackets each time.
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Thanks Ray. The existing holes where the bench mounts wont work because I will need the tie down point at the widest point possible. I was thinking about how I could use the seatbelt
This probably your easiest solution. If you use a single-bolt D-ring, you can just sandwhich it in at the floor-mounts of your existing seatbelts. You may have to use a slightly longer bolt. But this way you already have a rated anchorage, and as long as you don't use both the D-ring and the seatbelt at the same time, you should be good.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:17 PM   #14
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Re: I need to install some tie down points. A little help??

I'll have to check out the floor mount of the seat belt. I thought the seat belt clipped into a socket on the bench, like it does on the second row captains, but I may be wrong.
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Thanks Ray. The existing holes where the bench mounts wont work because I will need the tie down point at the widest point possible. I was thinking about how I could use the seatbelt
This probably your easiest solution. If you use a single-bolt D-ring, you can just sandwhich it in at the floor-mounts of your existing seatbelts. You may have to use a slightly longer bolt. But this way you already have a rated anchorage, and as long as you don't use both the D-ring and the seatbelt at the same time, you should be good.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-Forged-S...p2054897.l5666
Just FYI, the seller CarringB linked above is great. Not sure about the product but it looks good too. I try to remember and support Ebay sellers who do a good job and I've bought a thing or two from these folks.

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Old 04-19-2014, 09:26 PM   #16
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Re: I need to install some tie down points. A little help??

I ended up buying some tie down mounts made for truck beds. These are the type that are installed in the stake openings. I figured I would try these out because there would be zero rattling but mainly because no one in my town carried any D rings that mounted with one bolt. The body of the mount is threaded, so I just bought some bolts and washers to screw into it. Its not a heavy duty application, but I think it will work for me. Put them right behind each wheel well.

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Very clean looking. I like it.
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Thanks! I'll put it to use this weekend and see how it does.
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