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#1 Russell-Mini30

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 07:51 PM

Hiya guys, ive got a Mini Thirty, and constantly being nagged to get rear automatic seatbelts as at the moment i have the rather irriating, take an hour to adjust yourself seat belts. These are irritating, not that i have to sit in the back but for my passengers, soooo i am going to invest in some automatic ones, but where exactly so i mount the reel part? and has anyone done this? if so can you like aid me in the right direction of where to get them from and how to fit?
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 07:55 PM

I would love to know too :) I have asked before but don't think I got many replies.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 08:18 PM

I know I've seen a thread somewhere that shows a photo of the rear inertia reel seat-belt fitted in place.

But I can't remember if it was on here or elsewhere.

Anyway you might need one of these?: -

https://www.plminish...8dcd29f46312f8b

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 08:20 PM

I would love to know too :) I have asked before but don't think I got many replies.


You need to ask someone who has a late mpi/sportspack type shell, i have seen covers for the rear bins on the sportspack minis for sale on ebay and they have a slot where the seat belt goes through so i guess they must bolt into the rear bins some how.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 08:41 PM

Yes I believe they bolt on to the inner wheel arch?

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:13 AM

They do indeed, I have a photo of the bracket but it's in my other PC so I'll have to put it up tomorrow.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:19 AM

Cheers mate >_<

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:34 AM

i have an automatic recoil in the back of mine, only one though, and it bolts in the normal seatbelt holes for the static seatbelt! the mechanism is a bit of a pain in the bum to actually fit, as its all up in the corner by the rear window and there is no room for spanners! easy if you take the rear wind screen out! i will get some pictures for you in the evening when i get back from work!

while on the subject (sorry to hijack) according to the MOT tester, (dont know if its because i have a harness for my drivers seat or not) but you either have to have 1 auto recoil/ inersa seatbelt in the back, or 2 static seatbelts!? anybody else heard of this?

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 05:07 PM

heres my inersa rear seatbelt, pic as promised

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 05:11 PM

aha, cheers :( that makes sense now, and is that all MOT safe and legal?

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 05:13 PM

as far as i know they are! i got them out of another mini, i havent had them in there that long, so they havent been through an MOT with my car, but as far as i know they went through with the mini i got them out of with no trouble!

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 05:20 PM

ah nice :( cheers for your help, always wondered how u fit them, some1 was on bout bolting in another panel and all this, and the panels are like 20 quid each, so was lookin like was going to cost me a bomb just for doing this bit lol :dontgetit:

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 05:28 PM

ah, there a bit of a fiddle to fit, and if you get the same ones i have, make sure u get a fat washer or small tube section with them, as the bolts are quite long! and i was on autopilot at the time and forgot to put the tube on, or use the original seatbelt bolts, so i got a ding on the outside of my car now lol but yeah, no where near as much hastle as having to have a pannel fitted!

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 05:41 PM

haha, ah rite cheers :(, best i do that then and not my dad ovawise il end up with the bolt coming out the ova side of the car lol (unfortunatly he is very heavy handed bless him lol) haha typical bricky lol

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 10:31 PM

sorry! forgot to mention that there not the normal inersa seatbelts, if you look at the pic, there is a black cylinder sticking out of the bottom of it, into my back seat, this is a adjustable ratchet so that it releases and doesnt jam at the angle you mount them for the back seats! sorry, just re read my post and realised i hadnt mentiond this! sorry!




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