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Just came across this end of year sale of European VITO & Marco Polo seats, tracks & tables in US. Screenshot attached as I cant post a direct link from FB Metris Group.



I bought my 2 x 2+1 Vito folding seats in Tunja cloth this summer and are pretty happy with the decision. Now I can use the van as shuttle & camper, using a tri fold foam mattress . Just need to get the tracks now so I can move the third row seat further up when in camping mode.



If anybody has swapped these tracks out:

do these come off easily and can the European tracks be screwed in without any modification, additional drilling or crawling under van?



Was hoping to do everything from inside the van.

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You can change the tracks fairly easily. The bolt holes are all in the same places, all inside the van. Just have to take out the seats first. I have stock US seats with 3 European tracks so I expect that the reverse would work fine (without sliding ability).

I got these European tracks to add sliding ability but the US seats don’t have whatever lever that operates the lock on the sliding mechanism. I ended up modifying the sliders for the middle seat (reversed the spring and added a bolt and hand knob) so that I can put the middle seat all the way forward when I want to fit a bed behind it (with back seat out of van).
 

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If true, this could be an interesting option. The HarpAutomotive website claims to have a 3-rail system with a fold-down 60-40 split bench (imported from UK) where the adjustable rails are a direct bolt-in swap for stock US Metris Passenger 3-rails system. No claims of US or Canada crash-testing certification. Still trying to do more research on these.



But you'd need different rail system, like 4 floor rails, to upfit to a pair of captain chairs or reverse-facing seats, or a fold-down combo bench & bed like Reimo's.


It kind of depends on whether you're starting with a Cargo van or a Passenger van, and what you want to end up with.
 
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