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Author Topic: Zagato rear seatbelts  (Read 1020 times)
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Philm
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« on: 10 October, 2008, 08:17:22 PM »

Has anyone ever fitted rear seatbelts into a Zagato? I am planning to fit some tommorow if anyone has any tips.
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« Reply #1 on: 11 October, 2008, 07:47:08 AM »

 i am glad you have raised this phil as i need to do the same to accomadate my 3 year old.i have a pair of new static belts from omicron which i have used in the front to secure a baby seat which i would like to now install in the rear.My s3 fulvia coupe had 2 factory mounting points at the rear of the seat base.i cant remember if there was a third.i can only imagine using the boot floor for this in a sport as i am not sure about the strength of the rear backrest crossmember.i do remember from installing racing 3 point harnesses that the lapbelt is straightforward but the belt angle of 'shoulder to mounting point' must not be too accute to avoid compressing the shoulders and spine?in a forward impact situation.also correct sized load spreading threaded plates should be used [behind sound metal reinforced if necessary]these are available from harness suppliers individually and have the correct thread.i would also appreciate advice on this subject to get it right first time as i would never underestimate the forces involved in a collision.  richard
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Philm
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« Reply #2 on: 11 October, 2008, 08:59:56 AM »

It seems quite straight forward; There are 2 lap belt centre mtgs below the rear seat base and 2 side mtgs on the wheel arch below those for the front belts. The 3rd point is up on the rear 3/4 panel. All are manufacturers 'hard points' with the correct wleded inserts & stiffeners. I will post some images later toady when I am done.
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« Reply #3 on: 11 October, 2008, 11:42:05 AM »

not so straightforward in my case.there dont seem to be any mounting points!i suppose this is because i have a series one.so i look forward to your pictures to point me in the right direction
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