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Hi Guys,

Thought id try and give something back to the site as i dont like to just take information and not give my input.
I thought i would post up pics of my lap belt install i did today.
Due to the height of my seat/bed , most belt receivers were not long enough to reach the seat height, so i had a look around and
i brought some stalks and belts, however i realised that if i wanted to put my bed down it would be a pain due to the way the stalks run through frame.

So after a bit of thinking, i brought some 5mm high tensile angle steel, cut them down and drilled holes to make as brackets for the stalks. ( the reason i brought the angle steel and not angle brackets was due to it being stronger )

I then bolted the brackets back to back ( for even more strength ) through the floor and attached to spreader plates underneath.
The plates are readily available on ebay for about £6 each, but a must have. ( you could always make your own also )

I brought a heavy duty solid chain link from b&q for £8, the thickest i could find. This then goes through the holes you have drilled and attaches to the stalks. This gives a solid strong anchor for stalks, yet allows you to remove them for when you want your bed down by unscrewing nut.

The actual belts were just attached direct to floor again using spreader plates.

I know nothing is as good as 3 point belts, but as i have a lap belt compatible seat it was an easier option.

Also make sure you remove spare wheel before drilling

Hope this can be useful for others, here's the pics. :)





 

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hi mate,

dont know how to say this with out hurting your feelings, but I think that setup looks a bit flimsy to me, I wouldnt trust that B&Q carabiner , you really need to be thinking hi tensile here, and its defo your weakest link , and a bigger spreader plate underneath would be required of at least 3mm thick ....

i defo wouldnt fit that baby seat in that setup the way it stands...

sorry bud :ILU:
 

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I would not use that, try and find an extended seat belt receiver or better still get a 3 point seat and use the Factory fitted 3 point belt to secure it.
 

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No offence but I would advise you do some research before using that set up. That carabiner would not stand up to the forces involved in a collision and I doubt the floor mounting would either. If you are mounting a seat belt to the floor then it needs to be to a reinforced structural section. There is plenty of info available on the web, regarding seat belt installation, that is easy to find.
This link relates to minibus conversions but the section on M2 panel van conversions is worth a read.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/210809/changes-to-seatbelt-installations-guide.pdf
 

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hi mate,

dont know how to say this with out hurting your feelings, but I think that setup looks a bit flimsy to me, I wouldnt trust that B&Q carabiner , you really need to be thinking hi tensile here, and its defo your weakest link , and a bigger spreader plate underneath would be required of at least 3mm thick ....

i defo wouldnt fit that baby seat in that setup the way it stands...

sorry bud :ILU:
+1 backing this comment. I:
 

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Cheers for all the responses, il do away with the link and
Bolt directly to bracket, il also make up a support section for mounts with the angle steel I have left. Running from one side of sub frame to the other.

Cheers
 

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Cheers for all the responses, il do away with the link and
Bolt directly to bracket, il also make up a support section for mounts with the angle steel I have left. Running from one side of sub frame to the other.

Cheers
Is the seat wood?!
 

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I may have missed the previous comments but i am looking at doing the same. I took a clip-in Caravelle seat to a van specialist who refused to put it in as he would not be able to sign it off for insurance purposes. he recommended a double seat with integrated belts that he can supply with insurance certificates for MOT purposes and insurance reasons, god forbid.

I dont think that would pass an MOT inspection to be honest never mind give peace of mind.

'if in doubt, pay someone who does it for a living!'

Good luck
 
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