seat belt, gusset? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Fabrication Shop > seat belt, gusset?

TeraFlex Now at Rockridge 4WD! BEST DEALS around!Alloy usa heavy duty ball joint kitsENGO QUADLUX 6" to 54" LED AMBER AND WHITE MULTI

Reply
Unread 03-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
pyro1994
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: sauk city, wi
Posts: 13
seat belt, gusset?

I know a little extra does not hurt, but is it needed?
I am in the process of a complete jeep build. I have built, but not burnt in yet rollcage with all seat tie ins and the whole works. I probably will make little triangle type gussets on each side of it regardless of the replies. My question is would they be really needed?
The material is 1.5" .120 wall hrew, and the tab is tacked to a 1/8 wall 3/4x3/4, that is offset knotched into the bottom half of the tube.

img_0041.jpg   img_0043.jpg  
pyro1994 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-21-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
Machinist
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fulton,NY
Posts: 684
In my opinion is it keeps your butt in the chair when the shizznizzle hit the fan it cant be overbuilt.I would probably run the flat plate all the way up to the round tube also.Then the flat plates and the 3/4 square would both be welded to the round tube just in case one of the welds fail.Alittle extra weld never hurt anyone!
Machinist is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-21-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
pyro1994
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: sauk city, wi
Posts: 13
wow maybe i outta learn to resize pics to. If you pan Right on the first pic you will see better
pyro1994 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2011, 07:00 PM   #4
bradleyfitz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 804
I would put two chassis tabs (double shear) mounted directly to the subframe instead of that small piece of square tubing you have there. I do not think a gusset on the seat belt mounts are necessary as they should not see any horizontal load.

You can see how I did my seatbelt tabs in this photo:
__________________
98 Sahara, hp44/hp60, warn 5x5.5 premium hub conversion, 4.88, arb's, hydro assist, RE 4.5 SF /w 3.5 springs, Novak / Teraflex SS SYE, currie anti-rock, JKS 1.25" BL, 36" bias iroks, PSC Tube fenders /w 3" flare, PSC Ricochet Rockers, custom rear bumper, btf front bumper / winch plate, warn 9.5ti, full cage, TwistedStitch seats, RCI-2161a fuel cell
bradleyfitz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2011, 09:12 PM   #5
pyro1994
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: sauk city, wi
Posts: 13
thank you.
pyro1994 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-23-2011, 09:15 AM   #6
YJhobby
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 507
Quote:
Originally Posted by bradleyfitz View Post
I would put two chassis tabs (double shear) mounted directly to the subframe instead of that small piece of square tubing you have there. I do not think a gusset on the seat belt mounts are necessary as they should not see any horizontal load.

You can see how I did my seatbelt tabs in this photo:
I agree with this, unless you need the seat belt attach point further aft... in that case gusset the crap out of it and you'll be fine. Think of the way the load is applied to that arrangement you've got there... It is has some leverage right at the weld joint... not really ideal, but fixable with gussets.

If you need them in that location, keep em right where you tacked them and add some gussets, OR move them similar to bradleyfitz picture shows.
__________________
~Steve~

[QUOTE=SnowdogMarc] YJ's don't get stuck....they get temporarily impeeded in their forward progress.[/QUOTE]



I'm patiently waiting for the "foot-in-mouth" moment to end... but since I've posted, its not today
YJhobby is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-23-2011, 09:14 PM   #7
pyro1994
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: sauk city, wi
Posts: 13
I do need them there for belt angles. Next build I will have the seat tie in bars back a little further. For this time gussets it will be.
Thank you for the replies
Eugene
pyro1994 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.