Replacement Schroth Harness

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TarmacTerrorist wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:35 am Re. ASM belts being sided.

They are only sided when you use both a passenger and drivers harness together . The yellow 'break free' tabs are placed inboard so that during a accident that is forceful enough for them to 'break free' the drivers and passengers heads both rotate outboard away from each other.

Using a single harness on the drivers seat and a 3 point in the pax can hav e the yellow tag inboard or out.
Never knew that, really useful, but I think even if my passenger only had a regular belt I'd still like to be moving away from them
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OK, the long awaited fit of the SeriouslyLotus supplied beltsImage
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Have you got the seats back in yet? Worth checking underneath to see what the condition of the runners is like. When mine were out I noticed a flap of material wrapped around the frame that had drawn moisture and caused some nasty corrosion :shock:

Oh and the tub will clean up a treat with some magic sponges :P

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Yes, all back in now thanks, Deggles. Ashamed of the state of the central plastic divider and the floor..All cleaned up and sorted now. Also found an old style Pound coin which I’d never heard sliding about. Off to the bank to exchange for a new one.
In the course of refitting I lost one bolt down the hole at the rear left corner of the area below the seat, adjacent to the scruffy plastic divider. Sod’s law it went down there instead of under the seat. Retrieved with magnetic probe. All bolts replaced with stainless (both seats). Now seriously thinking I should replace the passenger belts as they now no longer match and passenger is out of date safety wise, although very rarely used.
There were a couple of tricky aspects to the job: first, was the fitting of the new belt mount/pivotS as they are sandwiched very tightly and held by springs (see pics). I had to resort to screwdriver to lever enough space to get it started into position before it finally clicked into place.
Also, the loose end of the left hand over the shoulder strap had somehow, over the years, got wedged over the harness bar and under the cross piece beneath the rear window. It was held there by a strip of metal, I think, sewn in to the end of the belt to form a seal to stop fraying of the material. I could not shift it so finally just cut it off. Fortunately the new belt has no such metal strip so making adjustment that much easier.

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Nice job, yep it's never straightforward is it 😁

You mentioned stainless bolts... I may be wrong but I think the ones that secure the rails to the chassis floor should be high tensile, not sure stainless will be strong enough. Worth double checking for safety :thumbup:
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Agree, I would not use stainless on seat or belt fixings, use the correct grade of steel.
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deggles wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:03 pm Nice job, yep it's never straightforward is it 😁

You mentioned stainless bolts... I may be wrong but I think the ones that secure the rails to the chassis floor should be high tensile, not sure stainless will be strong enough. Worth double checking for safety :thumbup:
Crikey, never considered that. Thanks will check it out.
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Thommo,

I only use stainless where there is no real load on the parts. Undertrays, splitter fixings and trim are fine. Seats, drivetrain and suspension always get the correct grade of steel.

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Well done 👍🏻 The seat is heavier than it looks. 10.7 quality level of bolts is the one to use?
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