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Old 02-12-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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cargo van to passenger van

found a 2008 express 2500 duramax diesel that is a cargo van. would need a passenger van. wonder how hard it would be to add two rows of seats and a few windows. I would not even know where to find a company that might do this. the van only has 80000 miles seems like hardly worn in for a diesel. the tow rating is close to 10000 as a cargo would lose a few with seats I am sure but not much. It would tow the rockwood 8316 and the fam. without a problem I would think. Anyone ever done a conversion like this.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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Try a salvage yard, or E-Bay. You would have to get the seat and the seat belt assembly

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Old 02-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #3
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depends if the seats are self contained for the seatbelts. i dont think its quite legal..
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you need to find out if the floor has the mounting points for both the seats and the belts.

IIRC, the cargo floors are very different than the passenger models....
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:09 AM   #5
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yet i know the dodge minivans were the same but the mount in the floor was just not installed and a plastic filler was placed inside and carpeted over.

id say look her over first for the seats before making a decision.
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