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Hey All,

Very new to the forum and I wanted to know if there are factory mounting points for secondary rear passenger seats for Ram Promaster 2500 cargo vans? I'm looking at purchasing a used one and wanted to know how hard will it be to have a second row of bucket seats installed. I live and work in NYC and having a van with passenger plates in important since driving on parkways is illegal with commercial plates.

Also wanted to ask if there are any van conversion specialists in the NYC area or where I can get the parts needed for the conversions? And lastly anyone have parts websites for seats, and other needed parts for the promaster? I had a number of really good sites and I some how lost them all.

Thanks for your help,

Rick
 

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Rick,
We are near NYC too and our 159WB Ext High roof is probably not allowed on taconic. According to parkway regulations here our van is considered a bus:

Bus. Every motor vehicle used for transportation of persons that is designed for carrying more than 14 passengers, or has more than four tires, or that exceeds 9 feet in height from underside of tire to the top of the vehicle, 7 feet in width or 19 feet in length,
We did put a transit seat bench in and mounted it between two beams that surround heatshield. I will take a picture later.
 

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Both my promasters have E track installed in the floor, so my solution for occasional passengers was to build a seat apparatus that mates to the E track. Picture a wooden platform made of 2x4s and heavy plywood, to which two red leather Buick Roadmaster seats are bolted. This thing weighs about 100lbs, but it lives in my garage on a hand truck, and you can slide it in and slide it out of the van directly onto the hand truck (2 wheel dolly). The same idea could work with a bench seat, or multiple benches, or bucket/bench combinations.

Is it up to code? Probably not, but I doubt I'd get hassled about it.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. Here are a couple of photos that I have found online. I was hoping to do tracks since I think that would not that I would have to cut into the flooring at all. But I did see a sprinter set of seats and mounting hardware on ebay as well. Let me know what you all think. Overall I do need this thing to be as safe as possible since I will be transporting my family every once and a while. Something that I just noticed is that close up of the flooring seems like a compressed structural flooring. Where would I be able to find that?





 
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