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harnesses

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by struy, Apr 15, 2004.

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  1. struy

    struy New Member

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    hi all

    anyone know of suppliers and problems i should look out for in fitting 4 point harnesses to the rear seats in my 90 csw? at present, i have no belts at all, and am loath to put the kids in lap belts only. 3 point inertia reels seem pointless in side facing seating, and decent harnesses seem the only logical way to keep everyone in back where they should be.

    many thanks

    struy
     
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    Struy there's an artical on this in this months " june " issue of the landrovers owners international mag. it's for the series 1 but might give you some sort of help.



    Wilson

    ps any word on the roof rack ???
     
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    i'll go check. however, i've already put lap belts in the rear.

    i looked to every possible source to get best advice on that also, inc' landrover themselves, dealers, aftermarket suppliers, specialist LR garages and even a local conversion workshop. i had three options - 1st was to buy a kit of various brackets (not cheap) which you piece together (it allowed the belts' anchor points to put the load onto the chassis/ stressed members); 2nd was to see if the current td5 spec' retro-fit kit would fit (nobody could tell me for sure - and i tried EVERYWHERE. oh the frustration i felt standing at dealers' parts desks!). it is essentially a tube which runs behind the seats just above the wheelbox. it too requires additional bracketing, and tho cheaper than the 1st, was still a guy expensive experiment. so, i did what i think everyone else does....and bolted via large spreader plates (independently secured, painted, and a layer of silicon between them and aluminium body) onto the wheelboxes.

    i checked with my local MOT station - it may or may not be passable - so i'll hedge my bets and simply unbolt before it's test is due. some engineers said it would be fine, a few didn't, but all that i spoke to agreed that using spreader plates would be as secure as anything.
     
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