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bigoldboy

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#1
My car only has the front belts that just hook into the stiff chrome metal loop that is bolted to the floor behind the seats . My question is which way do they attach to the door post and bolt to the floor . I took the belts off to tidy up the floor and carpets and no matter how I offer them up to the bolts and centre loop it doesn't look right . I've even had my wife sat in the car trying to sort this out and still we're not sure about which way they fit . HELP !!!
 

edwin

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#2
Hi Bigboy. I have the same belts and arrangements I have taken some snaps of the mounting for the belt. Top is as is in the snap. The bottom
fixing it on the vertical face of the inside of the side chassis member, with the triangular part pointing up, and the belt through the slot that sticks out at the bottom. I had to turn the phone upside down to take the pic. Hope this helps. Edwin
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bigoldboy

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#3
Hi Bigboy. I have the same belts and arrangements I have taken some snaps of the mounting for the belt. Top is as is in the snap. The bottom
fixing it on the vertical face of the inside of the side chassis member, with the triangular part pointing up, and the belt through the slot that sticks out at the bottom. I had to turn the phone upside down to take the pic. Hope this helps. Edwin
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Thank you very much for that but my belts are bolted into the floor behind the seats and into the door post the same as yours . Which ever way I offer them up it still looks odd . I am intending to send my R4 for it's ITV (MOT) next February because I need to spread out the cost and stress between the Renault and my ageing Landrover which has it's ITV in November . I love our (Betty) and can't wait to get her legally on the road .
Thanks again
 

edwin

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#6
I don't think the floor pan metal thickness is capable of holding the bolt unless there is a 'washer' plate under the floor. The gauge of metal in the chassis is much greater, and therefore stronger. Also with the bolt located as in my photograph, the stress is in sheer, reducing the load on the thread.
 

bigoldboy

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#7
I don't think the floor pan metal thickness is capable of holding the bolt unless there is a 'washer' plate under the floor. The gauge of metal in the chassis is much greater, and therefore stronger. Also with the bolt located as in my photograph, the stress is in sheer, reducing the load on the thread.
The floor has a threaded tube and plate welded into the floor just behind the front seats . My car was I think in the middle of the seat belt time because it only has front belts and they seem like an afterthought . The buckles clip onto the chrome plated twisted bar that is bolted into the floor behind the seats and then comes up between them into a loop .
 

edwin

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#8
Yes, mine is exactly the same. Front seats only, chrome loop, removable non folding back bench seat. My car is March 72, an early 1126 model.
 

bigoldboy

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#9
Yes, mine is exactly the same. Front seats only, chrome loop, removable non folding back bench seat. My car is March 72, an early 1126 model.
My R4s is a March 72 Spanish built FASA R-1125-S 852cc . It's a bit rough but I'm just trying to get it on the road to use it around the village area .
 

bigoldboy

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#11
Hi Bigboy, I have taken a snap of the central floor fixing for my belts View attachment 24916
Hi there , I think I have my belts sorted now and these pics are from my car's mounting points etc . I'm just short of one of the bobbin shaped retainer's from on door post .
 

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