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Unread 07-18-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Seatbelt Mount Question

I'll try to explain this as best as I can without pics...

I've long since removed my rollbar covers and I've been running my seatbelt as it came from the factory with the black plastic covering over the channel it mounts in. I was wondering if I could remove the channel altogether and just mount the seatbelt into the bung at the top (currently the bolt running through there holds the top of the mounting channel in place).

Would this be safe enough or is the channel there to serve as multiple mounting points?

Would I be better off (safety wise) just removing the gold female clips that the plastic cover mounts to and leave the seatbelt mounted through the middle hole (in the channel)?

If this isn't making sense I'll try to dig up some pics.

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Unread 07-18-2013, 09:37 PM   #2
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Bump...no one's done this?
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Unread 07-18-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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This is actually something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I'm curious as well.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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If you have the adjuster in the top position, the top bolt would see 80-90% of the force in a collision. Since it's safety equipment, there is probably a safety margin of 200-300% built in. Based on these, I would go for it and mount it in the top hole. I can't tell you to do this, though, as I wouldn't want the liability if it doesn't work.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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I sent the resident expert a message on the subject. Hopefully he'll jump in here when he gets a chance.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #6
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I'll try to explain this as best as I can without pics...

I've long since removed my rollbar covers and I've been running my seatbelt as it came from the factory with the black plastic covering over the channel it mounts in. I was wondering if I could remove the channel altogether and just mount the seatbelt into the bung at the top (currently the bolt running through there holds the top of the mounting channel in place).

Would this be safe enough or is the channel there to serve as multiple mounting points?

Would I be better off (safety wise) just removing the gold female clips that the plastic cover mounts to and leave the seatbelt mounted through the middle hole (in the channel)?

If this isn't making sense I'll try to dig up some pics.
I removed my plastic stuff and mounted my belt in the top hole. Seems safe enough but I have not crashed and I hope not to.
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