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#1 Doombug11

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:24 AM

Is it possible to fit standard seat belts with bucket seats? The 4 point harness is a right pain in the arse for road use but the seats are nice and comfy! There pretty standard cobra style seats.

#2 Doombug11

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:32 AM

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#3 minimans

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:51 AM

Try sitting in them with the belt fastened, if your hips are out past the bolsters then your ok. Otherwise yo'll have to see if you can thread the lap halves through the bolsters on the inside.



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:51 AM

Depends on so many factors. Try it, if you're held in by them, then great! If not, and there's slack, then i'd be looking to stick with the harnesses.



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:11 PM

I think you'll struggle to get a properly safe setup without the harnesses.  

 

Is it that you can't reach the switches when you're strapped in?  I'm building a remote switch box to move all the controls between the seats this winter to solve that problem.    I say i'm building it, I built the panel months ago and need to get on with it....



#6 nicklouse

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:29 PM

to be honest with those it will make little difference if you use seat belts or harnesses as there are no harness slots.

 

But is a seat has harness slots then use harnesses as the sides will be too high and in a crash you would submarine out of the seat.


Edited by nicklouse, 14 December 2017 - 01:29 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:46 PM

4 points are fine on the road, to be honest I prefer them to seatbelts once you adjust to them.. but id be wary as nick says, no harness slots so can slide off..


Edited by Midas Mk1, 14 December 2017 - 01:46 PM.


#8 Zach P-D

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:07 PM

I have those seats and standard belts, got rear ended last week and it was fine. belts did an amazing job and I never left my seat.



#9 Doombug11

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:45 PM

Blimey mate! Well I'm glad your ok 👍

Cheers for the responses guys I'll put a seat in the shell tomorrow and see how it fits. I'm 6 foot 4 and over 16 stone so I doubt it won't go over 😀

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:29 PM

I too have very similar seats with standard belts, and they hold me snug, no problem of the sides being to high. I'm a skinny chap too! 






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