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Old 07-07-12, 09:14
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Hi,
I've bought some factory rear seats, and plan on fitting them ASAP. They will be fitted with the original mushroom bolts, the only modification will be that I need to weld in a upper seat belt mounting/captive nut. Before I ring my insurance company, I just thought I'd ask how other people had got on? Would I need to change the v5? Do I need an engineers report? I want to be straight with my insurers as I want everyone travelling with me to be covered.
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Old 07-07-12, 09:22
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because I have made changes to my T4 including a swivel seat I had to change insurance company I went to a broker brentacre who were recommended good luck
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Old 08-07-12, 06:16
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I insure my Golf vr6 with them. They are good with modified stuff. I just wondered what the deal with mot and if I need to change the v5 details?
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Old 08-07-12, 06:26
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You would have to update your v5 to state that you are now able to carry more people in the van, although its not a big issue. Just. Fill in and send off. As for the MOT the seats would be checked like any other for how secure they are, the seatbelt condition etc. again as long as fitted well not a problem. The insurance for your van could increase as you are now able to carry more people but that depends on the company I would think.

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I did exactly the same, adding 2 rear seats in my panel van, insurance company were fine (extra 50) and dvla changed the V5 to panel van with windows and to a 4 seater. You may be asked for 'certification' which proves that the seats where fitted iaw current safety standards; I got a 'letter of comfort' which basically means that an approved installer has checked my seats and is happy the way they were fitted; I've got a mate in the business which helps.
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Old 08-07-12, 17:51
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surely if it passes an MOT then its deemed to be safe , would this not be classes as a letter of conformity ?

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Old 12-07-12, 03:43
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Thanks DSM. How did you fit the upper seatbelt mounting, on the pillar? There are captive nuts for these at belt reel and the end of the belt. Will I have to weld something in?
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Thanks DSM. How did you fit the upper seatbelt mounting, on the pillar? There are captive nuts for these at belt reel and the end of the belt. Will I have to weld something in?
Cheers, Max
My seats have integral belts, however search on here, it is well documented before by others.


http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=196997

There you go fella

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surely if it passes an MOT then its deemed to be safe , would this not be classes as a letter of conformity ?
The MOT will check the safety of the belts as standard, they would also visually check the seats however, they won't drop the exhaust and heat shield to make sure your spreader plates are right I think the process is called M Certification but I'm happy to be proven wrong
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