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Old 12-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Aluminum Seat Brackets

I cant find any information on the site about the aluminum runners that the seats lock into. They are through bolted to the bottom of the bus. There is an allen head on top and bolts underneath. They are a pain. We had a drill with an allen on it and I was underneath holding the bolts. Every 3 were stripping, although the allen bit is not stripped. I got a drill bit and started drilling the heads off but that was eating up $5 bits, and I can't afford that. I pulled out the dremel with a cut-off wheel and crawled underneath, it is going through wheels every 1-2 bolts.

Does anyone have any experience with these? There are about 100 bolts.

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Old 12-19-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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Re: Aluminum Seat Brackets

I will say this: keep every foot of that and the pcs that fit into ..... you can sell it.
Its not "etrac" but its still aircraft style railing.

The "allen bolts" are actually BHCS (button head cap screws) and probably grade 8, that's why they are hard to drill,slow speed with a good feed rate and some water or light oil mix to cool bit will help...best bet is to attack from below andcut or grind off nuts
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Re: Aluminum Seat Brackets

If your careful to save the track....a cut off wheel on a 4-1/2 grinder will slice them down to flush and the you can break them off
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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Re: Aluminum Seat Brackets

As said unless your going to reuse them I would do as described cut it length wise with the angle grinder and split it. You will move way faster. Now if you have to save them... well you may a long chore ahead of you.
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Re: Aluminum Seat Brackets

It's called L track. It is strong enough to hold down seats with passengers. I wouldn't trash them if it can be avoided.
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