Originally Posted by kingnever
1. Do you plug the holes by just screwing the bolts back into the floor?
2. Did the van come with the seats? I suspect it did based on your profile picture. I'm trying to figure out how Ford mounted these seats from the factory since my van did not come with the mounts (that I am aware of!).
Like Wanderlust Bus, I have a Late model E-350 wagon, and my usage requires removing/replacing the Ford 2nd row bench seat several times a year.
The benches pop out of the brackets (2 per bench) without tools and like W.B. said the brackets themselves are easily removed (4 bolts per bracket).
1. With no bench/brackets, I plug the holes with M12x1.75 bolts of appropriate length. These have a lower profile than the stock bolts. As I finish my interior I will probably switch to using set screws (headless bolts).
2. Obviously the E-350 wagons have the appropriate hardware welded to the underside of the van and associated holes thru the floor. Not sure if either those are present on cargo van.
Another question is whether or not the cargo van also has the hardware built in to support the seat belts.
That said, the stock bench seats are very heavy and awkward to handle very often. I am in the process of switching to two individual seats that will be easier to handle and will have a stock second row bench with hardware available for sale soon in the San Francisco Bay area.