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    Hi guys,

    I've been MIA from this site and it's because i just had a new born baby that took up most of my time.

    Summer is coming and i'm planning to the the kid camping in the van.

    My van is empty inside, no bench seat to mount a baby seat to.

    Do you guys have any suggestion on how to safely mount a baby seat back there?

    I have a raised sub floor and a semi nice rug on top of it. I can't weld anything to the floor unless i cut the rug to get to the metal.

    Any suggestions?

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    U could bolt down a bench seat.with seatbelt s the mount baby seat with seatbelts to the bench...even Better if the bench is one that folds into a bed to sleep in after u get to campsite... congrats on the baby...i remember when my kids were in baby seats in back of my vans.. now they are 12 and 15...ill sound like people did to me.now me to u..time goes fast..enjoy.

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    I am trying to avoid mounting bench seats in the van. I use my van to haul scooters and things all the time. When we go camping, we have foam mattress made of small sections that is easily removable. Basically i prefer to keep my van empty for multiple use.

    Can i trust any safety belts or seat that is mounted to the 1/2 inch plywood subfloor?
    That can't be safe right?



    Quote Originally Posted by 65dream View Post
    U could bolt down a bench seat.with seatbelt s the mount baby seat with seatbelts to the bench...even Better if the bench is one that folds into a bed to sleep in after u get to campsite... congrats on the baby...i remember when my kids were in baby seats in back of my vans.. now they are 12 and 15...ill sound like people did to me.now me to u..time goes fast..enjoy.
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    I think u would need to be bolt thru metal floor. They do make some bolts that are called quick disconnect? So u I can still take out bench out and back in .I think I saw them on discount van and truck website. 4 for $60

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    you need to mount the seat securely and the belts through the floor, it really needs to go through metal. Don't trust the life of your child to mounting through plywood. Another idea is to mount a small seat and belts to the doghouse lid, something you could then secure a car seat to, but I would want some steel plate underneath to reinforce the mounting points so the bolts cannot rip through the sheetmetal during a crash. I have a young daughter (9 months) and I was thinking about the same thing. Maybe I'll rig up something similar and we can all go camping together! I know my wife would love that
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    I thoughtabout mounting something on top of the dog house too but then my wife is against that.
    She thinks it's gonna cook our child and there's no way to convince her out of it.

    The next location is directly behind the passenger seat. Maybe weld a bracket for baby seat to bolt on to.The bracket will be mounted to the side of the dog house and other metal areas.



    Quote Originally Posted by kookykrispy View Post
    you need to mount the seat securely and the belts through the floor, it really needs to go through metal. Don't trust the life of your child to mounting through plywood. Another idea is to mount a small seat and belts to the doghouse lid, something you could then secure a car seat to, but I would want some steel plate underneath to reinforce the mounting points so the bolts cannot rip through the sheetmetal during a crash. I have a young daughter (9 months) and I was thinking about the same thing. Maybe I'll rig up something similar and we can all go camping together! I know my wife would love that
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    Imagine - - - God forbid - - a front end collision - - of any kind.

    Given the baby needs to secure, and safe, as well as easily accessible, while keeping Mom happy, I would mount two pedestal seats one behind each front seat - - - one for Mom, the other for the baby - - - to make the seats easily removable, run the bolts "up" through the floor, so the seats & pedestals can be quickly removed,

    something like these

    https://www.ebay.com/i/202418180042?chn=ps

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    I went through this 28 years ago.

    Put in a seat, seat belts fastened through the floor with a large backup plate. Make it just like a late model van. This is your kid's life we are talking about, not to mention if it looks like a 'factory seat' the police won't give you a ticket and you won't have to explain to a judge why the aesthetics of your van are more important than the safety of your child.

    I had considered putting the seat on top of the doghouse as well, but in addition to the heat factor any fixture that replicated a seat (baby car seats need the structure of the vehicle seat to be effective) also made it difficult to fully open the cover. Behind the passenger seat may be ok from a safety standpoint, but let me tell you this- when the kid is older they are going to hate being stuck where they cannot see out. I ended up buying a window van when the kids got older for that reason. They are going to be in car seats until they are school age.
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    I mounted my rear bench using hinges from a house door. drilled out to use 3/8" bolts. I remove 4 bolts [hinge to seat] and fold the hinges down.
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    Time to give in and custom modify the rug to fit a bench seat. Your baby needs to be safe. You're supposed to keep the baby ideally in the middle away from windows or side impacts. At this new born age baby seats have to be turned backwards too. I may have a bench seat for sale if you go that route....

    Baby changes things. I take off my bench seats all the time when I need to do some hauling and carry the correct size tool to do so
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    A baby!

    Mazel Tov!

    Put a seat in the back. Make it like the removable ones in those "mini" vans.
    Then when camping just pull it out when you get where youre going.
    Anchor that baby down.
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    Here's what it looks like before the subfloor.
    The original seat mount is still there. Does anybody have pic of what goes into the seat mount?

    I have a bench seat(without mount), i just have to figure out a way to get a long bolt to go thru my subfloor (3") to that mount.

    It looks like i would have to just cut 4 holes in my rug. I can live with that.

    I'm thinking about installing the bench seat closest to the front, that way my wife can reach the baby from the passenger seat.

    Or do you recommend installing the bench seat all the way to the rear. That way, the middle is still open for sleeping.




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    If you drill and tap some 3" square plates and weld them to the bottom of the floor, you can remove the seat easily with four bolts. I would put the seat in the center of the van for convenience and a smoother ride for anyone sitting in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanner68 View Post
    If you drill and tap some 3" square plates and weld them to the bottom of the floor, you can remove the seat easily with four bolts. I would put the seat in the center of the van for convenience and a smoother ride for anyone sitting in it.
    if your doing that, just weld the nuts to the plate while your at it. removing seat would be a 5 minute job and only need 4 small holes in the carpet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrinaman View Post
    if your doing that, just weld the nuts to the plate while your at it. removing seat would be a 5 minute job and only need 4 small holes in the carpet.
    That's the purpose of tapping the plates.
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    I like the idea of welding a nut to the original mounting plate. Then have a bolt long enough to reach all the way down there.

    Vanner68, what does drill and tap 3" square plate means? I imagine it's something like the illustration?

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanner68 View Post
    That's the purpose of tapping the plates.
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    I like this idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by joyrde View Post
    Imagine - - - God forbid - - a front end collision - - of any kind.

    Given the baby needs to secure, and safe, as well as easily accessible, while keeping Mom happy, I would mount two pedestal seats one behind each front seat - - - one for Mom, the other for the baby - - - to make the seats easily removable, run the bolts "up" through the floor, so the seats & pedestals can be quickly removed,

    something like these

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeykongking View Post
    I like the idea of welding a nut to the original mounting plate. Then have a bolt long enough to reach all the way down there.

    Vanner68, what does drill and tap 3" square plate means? I imagine it's something like the illustration?

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions so far!

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    Similar, the plate would be welded under the stock location, if you make the plate the width of the floor rib it can slide under the stock location. The purpose of a plate is to spread the load, a nut could pull through that keyhole slot in an accident. I had no stock mounting holes so I drilled though the floor and put the plates underneath.
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    here ya go!!!

    The perfect camping setup. Its in Orange co. and only $70

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    or, even cheaper, 2nd row seat from a safari. $30

    I like the idea of middle row minivan seat because they are not as wide and don't take up all the interior space in your van.

    https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...798889302.html

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    You could also do a fold-down seat like this, it mounts to the wall so it folds up for camping. Pricey, but maybe?

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...815323956.html

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    Krispy!

    This is an excellent idea!
    Do you think it's safe and legal to mount a baby seat on those?
    Is it safer to have a back rest like a regular bench seat?


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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeykongking View Post
    Krispy!

    This is an excellent idea!
    Do you think it's safe and legal to mount a baby seat on those?
    Is it safer to have a back rest like a regular bench seat?


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    I would check with the manufacturer of the baby seat to see what kind of seat mounting is approved.
    After all, they are the ones who would get sued.
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    As long as that seat and the seat belts is installed securely and bolted to something substantial, like the ribs or frame of the van, I think it would be fine. It seems like that upholstery company makes them custom for your van. If bolting through thin metal, I would reinforce the mount with a thick washer or flat plate underneath, so the bolt cannot pull through in the event of a crash.

    I am also considering the options for child seats, since I have a 9 month old daughter and 6 year old son and would like to take them in the van.



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    45 years ago, I stupidly sat my daughter's car seat on the dog house lid. I did mount seat belt ends on the sides of the doghouse, so did have a seat belt keeping the car seat from sliding off. Wouldn't have done nothin' in the case of a crash. By the time the twins came along, I had a rear seat anchored in.
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    Just my two cents, I wouldn't want to put the car seat in sideways. And like someone else pointed out, the car seat is required to face rearward for a I think a whole year, maybe more. You can make brackets with angle iron and a welder to modify any bench seat's legs so that you can use those stock plates, they are designed so that when you remove the nuts, the bolts slide out for easy seat removal and a flat floor. And as others have pointed out, modern child car seats are designed to be used with modern seating. They need to be very tight to the seat. Even if it doesn't detach, in a serious accident the car seat could be whipping all around causing serious injury to a young child. Our local police department had a free service to come check installation for new parents and I was amazed how tightly the guy secured that seat using his full body weight to press it down then tighten the seat belts. It would not budge at all. One other thing, all modern cars have the third anchor point for the top of the seats which are critical as your kids become bigger and face forward.

    Another option if your camping trips aren't too far is to just have mom follow you in the car with baby and leave your van as is.

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    Thanks for the input.

    Driving separate car might be an option if i can't figure out a car seat.

    Right now, the best idea is to extend the original seat mount then mount a bench seat to it.

    I am still researching bench seat mount that has quick releases. It would be nice to be able to quickly remove the bench seat and use it around the camp site.


    Quote Originally Posted by VanSandy View Post
    Just my two cents, I wouldn't want to put the car seat in sideways. And like someone else pointed out, the car seat is required to face rearward for a I think a whole year, maybe more. You can make brackets with angle iron and a welder to modify any bench seat's legs so that you can use those stock plates, they are designed so that when you remove the nuts, the bolts slide out for easy seat removal and a flat floor. And as others have pointed out, modern child car seats are designed to be used with modern seating. They need to be very tight to the seat. Even if it doesn't detach, in a serious accident the car seat could be whipping all around causing serious injury to a young child. Our local police department had a free service to come check installation for new parents and I was amazed how tightly the guy secured that seat using his full body weight to press it down then tighten the seat belts. It would not budge at all. One other thing, all modern cars have the third anchor point for the top of the seats which are critical as your kids become bigger and face forward.

    Another option if your camping trips aren't too far is to just have mom follow you in the car with baby and leave your van as is.
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    In order to take a bunch of kids on camping trips with us, I got two small jump type seats out of a Scout (I think), mounted them facing backwards right behind the two front seats. Built a steel frame to mount them on. Also installed seat belts. Worked great, might work good with a car seat too.
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    Discountvantruck.com has the quick bolts in van section

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    That was my original idea. Weld a steel frame right behind the passenger seat to secure the baby seat.
    Do you have any pictures of your set up?

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    In order to take a bunch of kids on camping trips with us, I got two small jump type seats out of a Scout (I think), mounted them facing backwards right behind the two front seats. Built a steel frame to mount them on. Also installed seat belts. Worked great, might work good with a car seat too.
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    kong, unfortunately I don't think I have photos. That was back in the early '90's and my iphone wasn't working very good at that time.

    I remember that I took a 6' long piece of that gray angle steel (heavy duty type) with all the pre-drilled holes and bolted it to the back of the dog house for the front of seat support. Of course supported it at each end with a vertical support bolted to the floor. Then a couple of either "L" shaped or 3/4" square steel stock and bolted it down into the rear front seat bolt hole and then a similar rod to the side of the dog house. Just invented as I worked. Was pretty strong.
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    I had 2 of these seats in my first van.
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    The flat base sat well on the floor, I had it behind my drivers seat facing towards the back.(not bolted down) just to have a third seat.
    I think it would be easy to mount a plate to it to attach to the floor brackets and ad seat belts to the lower frame.
    The wood base in the picture has wheels under it for using in my garage.

    You can have it if we can figure out how to get it to you or you can probably find one out of a later model van in your area. I don't know what it came out of? It did have armrests on it.
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    Hey Russell,

    Thanks for the offer.

    This is a good idea. I'll keep this in mind when i start building.
    The key is making brackets that mount to the original floor bracket.

    I've never been to Chula Vista but I bought my van from a surfboard shaper in Imperial Beach. It was a far drive but worth it.



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    The flat base sat well on the floor, I had it behind my drivers seat facing towards the back.(not bolted down) just to have a third seat.
    I think it would be easy to mount a plate to it to attach to the floor brackets and ad seat belts to the lower frame.
    The wood base in the picture has wheels under it for using in my garage.

    You can have it if we can figure out how to get it to you or you can probably find one out of a later model van in your area. I don't know what it came out of? It did have armrests on it.
    1966 GMC / 292 ci / 700r4 / Air Suspension

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