Advice Hopefully Fitting Kombi Seats Into Panel Van

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Anthony Rowe, 23 May 2018.

  1. Anthony Rowe

    Anthony Rowe New Member

    Is there anybody out there and I imagine there is has a step by step guide to installing 2+1 Kombi seats into a panel van. I'm at the fitting stage and would like some advice i.e. for dropping the fuel tank / correct hole positions / seat belt positions in c-pillars / installation of the rubber matting. I managed to get the parts out of a T6 Kombi which was being converted. Plus all this and trying to do without a ramp or pit to get underneath, greatly appreciate some advice, as I'm in the Highlands and garages don't do this unless charging silly money.:unsure::)
  2. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

    Dont forget you will need the C pillar strengthening bracket for mounting the seatbelt onto, kombis have factory reinforced pillars to accomodate the seatbelt mount PVs do not, if you got everything else from the kombi then you should have all you need.
    The floor of the van will already have indentations in it where the brackets locate its just a case of seeing which ones you are using (there are several for triple seat/2+1/1+1+1) then centring up the mounts and drilling holes
    The offside is not to bad to get at but the single is more tricky as the tank is in the way, never dropped the tank myself so cant advise on that one but plenty of others have so hopefully someone can share some wisdom with you
    Anthony Rowe likes this.
  3. Anthony Rowe

    Anthony Rowe New Member

    Many thanks Pauly for your reply I appreciate it, I'm making my way through the threads and picking up info as I go!
  4. foggy3061

    foggy3061 Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Pro

  5. Yorkyrmcdo

    Yorkyrmcdo T6 140 Highline Indium Grey VIP Member

    @Anthony Rowe

    Drop me a line if you have any problems or need advice

    In a nutshell, I put my rear end on ramps on the drive, remove all plastic trim from underneath to get access to the fuel tank and cross members

    Undo 3 screws around the fuel filler cap, unclip and remove,

    I made sure that my tank was nearly empty, supported with trolley jack and small piece of wood, remove tank straps and lower, don’t need much really

    For the holes you need to mark 55mm from centre of the indent x2, pilot drill and drill 8mm or 10

    I riveted all my brackets on to the cross members
  6. Anthony Rowe

    Anthony Rowe New Member

    Many thanks Yorky will plan a weekend without work and get the parts ready, need to get some c pillar brackets
  7. Anthony Rowe

    Anthony Rowe New Member

    Well seen a window and fitted my seats today, well chuffed bit of a pain in the arse but when you get into the mindset its pretty straight forward. Tank was a pain but like they say the less in it the better to handle. Just need to get x2 step covers now didn't realise the matting raised up higher than panel step. Still work in progress but loving it all the same.
  8. foggy3061

    foggy3061 Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Pro

    Watch out for people selling shuttle steps as kombi steps!

    They have a plastic tab sticking up at either end (presumably to locate in plastic piller trims) that will do nothing but look wrong in a panel van conversion!
    Ads_Essex likes this.
  9. Anthony Rowe

    Anthony Rowe New Member

    Thanks for that will keep an eye out

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