Need to install a safety grab bar on the c pillar for a handicapped passenger Braunability conversion van without setting off airbag
Ok, good to know. Did you have a question?
How do I install a one foot grab-bar vertically on the C pillar without setting off or damaging the air bag? In other words where can holes be drilled through the metal pillar?
You need to contact a shop that does this kind of work . There is no way for anyone to give accurate drilling points without actually seeing the vehicle . Call your local handicap services or maybe even the local rehab centers.
Probably the best place to answer that is to talk to the dealer parts guy. They can show you a blowup of the c pillar so you can see where the parts are.
If I were doing it, I would remove all the trim in that location so I could find the airbags and any wiring plus the structural steel you will be drilling into. And you must get into structural steel with fasteners capable of carrying a lot of load.
Don’t think for a second you can just pick a spot on the assembled van and punch a couple of self drilling screws in. You must know what you are drilling into.