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Moving seat belt mount? #691742
04/03/21 11:35 AM
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Following a discussion on another thread, I'm thinking about moving my bottom seat belt mount.

It currently as shown in this photo, and prevents the seat moving backwards any further.

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I'd like to move it further up the wheel arch. I'd use one of those special belts that allow you to set the 'angle' to make sure the inertia reel works ok.

My plan would be to drill through the wheel arch mount and bolt to it directly using a spreaderplate on the underside.

Any thoughts? Alternative suggestions?


1972 4/4 4 seater - 3G Morganeer
Too many ratty motorbikes
Re: Moving seat belt mount? [Re: TBM] #691744
04/03/21 11:47 AM
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If it were me, I think I'd try and fabricate 2 spreader plates sandwiching the wheel arch between them and long enough so I could use bolts through both the new hole and the old. Then you could mount the seat belt on the upper bolt and have a second bolt going through the lower hole giving a really strong anchor.


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Re: Moving seat belt mount? [Re: TBM] #691750
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I think it would need a massive plate though. To gain any real rear depth they'd need to go up quite a bit (as the seat backs are not vertical) and the bottom belt bolt is right down near the chassis - there is already a z bracket that goes between the bottom mount and the seat reel.

Be useful to see how other belts are mounted - although like TimB, later cars seems to have narrower seats.


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Re: Moving seat belt mount? [Re: TBM] #691782
04/03/21 03:30 PM
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just a thought: How about getting a longer seat belt, moving the "retracting base" (no idea what the proper english term for this would be... ) and move it futher back on the rear wheel arch. It is just secured by a bolt through the wheel arch and big washers. On the top anchor would guide the belt over your shoulder - just that it is coming from the back. The lower anchor point would remain where it is.

This way you would remove the bulky base from the front wheel arch, but not change much.

Re: Moving seat belt mount? [Re: TBM] #691783
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Yep, that's the plan. Just need to make/buy a beefy spacer plate so it doesn't just shatter the wood in an accident.


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