Seat belt anchor points . On 1956 split screen

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Seat belt anchor points . On 1956 split screen

Postby westy24 » Mon May 29, 2017 5:02 pm

Where are the best places to fit anchor points for front and rear seat belts, measurements / location / pictures ? Also the best place to buy these and the bolts ? Would you guys go for 3 points for front seats and lap belts for rear seats or 3 point belts all round ?
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Re: Seat belt anchor points . On 1956 split screen

Postby andy.pointeer » Mon May 29, 2017 5:49 pm

If you have a workshop manual its covered in section R34/35.

If you need a manual you can get a pdf version from the internet.

I have 3 point Inertia belts in the front of my 66 traveller and had two fixing on the door pillar/sill. Had to drill floor for third fixing. I purchased all my belts and bolts etc from ESM

dont have belts in back, as not required by law and have not had passengers in back

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Re: Seat belt anchor points . On 1956 split screen

Postby stevey » Mon May 29, 2017 10:15 pm

There wont be any factory anchorage point in a 56 saloon. Fitting a point on the inner sills and floor at the prop shaft area wont prove difficult, if a 4 door the b post is tricky to sort due to the trafficator, if a 2 door then fitting the later style 1000 mounts should again be ok, as mentioned have a look at the workshop manual.


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Re: Seat belt anchor points . On 1956 split screen

Postby ferret76 » Tue May 30, 2017 7:48 am

I fitted retractable seat belts on the back seat for my kids. I mounted the reels in the middle of the parcel shelf and the buckles attached under the rear seat to the inside of the wheel arches. You'll need to fit reinforcing plates under the nuts but most kits I've seen come with them. If you mount reels on the parcel shelf, make sure you get ones that operate horizontally as the vertical ones won't work properly lying down flat. I bought mine from a Mini website here in Australia but I'm sure there would be a UK equivalent. I had mine inspected by a company here called Kidsafe to make sure they were suitable and met the very stringent Australia/New Zealand Safety Standard. They work very well. I've used them with adult passengers, kids and approved child restraints (seats that is, not straight jackets).

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Re: Seat belt anchor points . On 1956 split screen

Postby Dean » Tue May 30, 2017 9:09 am

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