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marshman
February 16, 2017, 3:25pm Report to Moderator

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Can someone please post or send a way of fixing retractable seat belts in the rear of a convertible. I am just having all the welding done and would like to know the best place to mount the belts. With the car down to its bare bones it would a lot easier now that once rebuilt.



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cliftyhanger
February 16, 2017, 3:35pm Report to Moderator

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I have not seen rear belts that I would let my children use fitted to a herald CV.
It requires a structural frame around the top of the rear seat, and along to the B posts capable of restraining a child (or adult) in the event of an accident. Considerable forces are involved.

I used lap belts....

I have seen a number of attempts, none of which appear to be anything like substantial enough.


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marshman
February 16, 2017, 4:18pm Report to Moderator

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Are lap belts adequate as I have heard some horror stories ?
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cliftyhanger
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Unless a serious amount of effort goes into designing supports for 3 point belts, the lap belts are a safer option. Not ideal, but better than nothing.

If the upper mount of a 3 point system gives way, it will cause havoc and will not restrain a person at all. That is the problem.


Clive Senior

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Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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