Seat Belt Mounting Kit

My intention is to have full 4 point harness fitted to the car. However I intend to get the car through IVA with the standard inertia real seat belts. To meet that specification the shoulder fixing points need to meet a minimum height. Gerry supplies a frame that enables this, and in future will provide the fixings for the full harness.

The frame bolts through the body into purpose built chassis holes. You need to drill the hole from below to ensure the correct location. This is pretty tricky and I found it very hard to do with the tools that I posses. Its one of the jobs I should have done before taking the body off the chassis at the very start! Gerry should add that to the manual!! Still I got there in the end.

Frame offered up in location

Frame offered up in location

The framework also bolts to brackets in the boot. These bolt securely to the chassis through the existing bolts. Together these make for a very secure and safe frame to hand seat belts from. It has an added function in that the single roll over hoop also houses in the same frame. I don’t think it is out of order to say once tightened up it is bombproof!

Rear fixings in boot

Rear fixings in boot bulkhead

Fixing to the chassis too

Fixing to the chassis too

Clearance to the rear body is important.

Clearance to the rear body is important.

To get the clearance right you will need to adjust the body work underneath the legs to have them sit correctly. I used a dremel to eat away a little at a time checking the angle. Gerry told me that the gap should be around 1cm or so.

Looking good and more importantly strong!

Looking good and more importantly strong!

 

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