[TR] Seat belts in TR4A
John & Pat Donnelly
pdonnel1 at san.rr.com
Wed Oct 30 20:33:56 MDT 2013
Quite a few years ago I installed the retractor belts on the "B" post where
the hook was installed. The kit came with a bolt that matched perfectly with
a pipe-like tapered thread. The loop attached to the hoodstick resting post
on top of the wheel-well. I have Miata seats, and it did restrict the
movement backwards to the point that I switched back to the lap belt. I
hesitate in drilling a hole in the wheel-well on top of the shelf.
My wife liked the retractable belts better because they have longer webbing
and, umm, how do I say this nicely, with her larger size it made it easier
to fasten the belt. :)
I'm thinking about the standard three point belts without the retractor, and
installing them the same way to get the benefits of three points, and the
longer webbing of course.
> I saw a TR4 or TR6 that had installed the retractors down in front of
> the wheel wells, clear down on the vertical panel right behind the
> seats. The owner was pretty happy with the way it works. It has the
> advantage of not taking up space on the shelf behind the seat. Not
> sure if it interferes with seat travel.
> The loop was at the top of the wheel well.
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