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  • 31st March 2012 – Fitting the Seat Belt framework.

    We ordered the specially made seat belt framework from Gerry at Hawks that fits above the transmission tunnel so that they are high enough to comply with the SVA regulations. As well as the seat belts this framework will also support the roll bar, which we’ll install later.

    The framework bolts to the chassis in 4 places. The main legs are attached at the bottom by bolts passing from underneath the car. We had to get underneath and drill holes through the fibre glass which proved a bit tricky to get to, so we struggled with an extended hand drill to make pilot holes, before drilling full size from above. Once the holes where drilled the bolts went in quiet easily.

    The other 2 bolts pass through either arm and the rear bulkhead and attach to brace bars in the boot which also bolt through the boot floor using the chassis bolts we put in previously.

    Once in we fitted the stainless steel belt guides to the framework, making sure the shorter shorter arm is to the outside to eventually allow the belt to angle towards the driver/passenger shoulders.