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Rapierbill

United Kingdom
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Posted - 03 Oct 2019 :  15:26:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all!
I'm thinking of fitting inertia reel seatbelts to my car.
Has anyone carried out this mod and was it succesful?
Also where would be a good supplier and how much would they be.
Any advice would be greatfully received.
Best Wishes, Steve.

jeremyshaw

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Posted - 24 Oct 2019 :  20:03:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Rapierbill,
I've fitted Securon inertia seat belts both front and rear to my '67 series 5. I got them via e-bay from kcponline. I tried both webbing and cable for the fixed end and found cable to be best. I mounted the inertia unit on the parcel shelf, raised slightly. Each fixed catch mount worked best when fitted to the same, not opposite, side of the prop shaft tunnel. Getting the correct belt length is critical when you order them. I'll see if I can find the correct item numbers. If you like I can take some pictures too. I was very lucky with the front belts because, although the belts were rubbish and I changed them, the cables to the catches were very long and I could use the original mountings and still get the catches at the side of the seat.
Best £150 I've spent, I know it's not original but I use my Rapier as a regular vehicle and it give me, and my passengers, peace of mind.
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jeremyshaw

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Posted - 26 Oct 2019 :  13:10:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK, I've looked at what I ordered. I got a Securon 254 (208cm belt) with a 30cm cable mounted catch for the rear and a Securon 514/30 (270cm belt) for the front seats, but I already had the catches in situ. I guess webbing mounted catches would be OK here if you cant get the really long cable ones.
If you want any more details let me know.
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Panky

United Kingdom
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Posted - 26 Oct 2019 :  15:57:43  Show Profile  Visit Panky's Homepage  Send Panky an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I got these for my Commer PB Camper, they were the longest wire buckle I could find(and plenty of webbing on the belt) as the anchor points are a fair way back.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Universal-3-Point-Seat-Belts-3-5m-Length-44cm-Wire-Buckle-Ends-E4-Vat-Inc/152338597203
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Rapierbill

United Kingdom
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Posted - 28 Oct 2019 :  11:33:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jeremyshaw

OK, I've looked at what I ordered. I got a Securon 254 (208cm belt) with a 30cm cable mounted catch for the rear and a Securon 514/30 (270cm belt) for the front seats, but I already had the catches in situ. I guess webbing mounted catches would be OK here if you cant get the really long cable ones.
If you want any more details let me know.

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Rapierbill

United Kingdom
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Posted - 28 Oct 2019 :  11:36:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jeremy!
Thanks for the info.
I've tried to email you to no avail.
If you could send me some pictures would be great.
Many Thanks!
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jeremyshaw

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Posted - 30 Oct 2019 :  20:07:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try jeremyjshaw@btinternet.com
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