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E46 BMW seats in a 68 Mustang

Discussion in 'Interior Board' started by Boom, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. turq66

    turq66 Well-Known Member

  2. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Those look good. Do the seats rub against the door panels? The side bolsters on my Scat Elites hit the arm rest and you can’t get the three point belt passed them with the door closed.
     
  3. turq66

    turq66 Well-Known Member

    No rubbing. Probably about 2 in. clearance.
     
  4. turq66

    turq66 Well-Known Member

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  5. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Mounting/routing the "three-point" belt that way is dangerous. There needs to be an upper mounting point securely attached to the car body up high. All this set-up is really doing is providing a potentially compromised lap belt and a cosmetic shoulder restraint. You really should just use a standard lap belt or install the correct upper mount. The way it is now in the event of a crash the occupant will fly forward, the force breaking that upper plastic guide off creating the possibility for the broken piece to slice across the neck or face.
     
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  6. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Also, not having a higher than shoulder height upper mounting point can result in SERIOUS spinal and other damage as the occupant is thrust forward and the belt tension pulls back and down against that force. NOT GOOD
     
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  7. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    I'll give a big second to Terry's comments and observations. The upper hoop you have the belt running thru on the original installation was only used as a guide for the belt. It originally had a higher anchored point at the B pillar.

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  8. turq66

    turq66 Well-Known Member

    I have a mount point at shoulder level in the door pillar. The back side can be seen in the pics.

    Looked again at the clearance between seat and door. About 2 inches at the seat and about 1 inch between seat back and the armrest.
     
  9. turq66

    turq66 Well-Known Member

    I still have a pair of fox body buckets from an 89 Lx, FREE to a good home if anyone is interested. Need new covers and probably new foam too.
     
  10. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    Sorry I'm not seeing that. Your belts appear to be coming out of the inertia belt reel up to the headrest mounted guide then down to the floor anchor point beside the seat.

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  11. turq66

    turq66 Well-Known Member

    If you look just above the reel you will see the belt threaded thru the mount that is resting on the reel. It connects to a stud at the top of the door pillar. You can see the base that holds the stud at the top of the door pillar. I had disconnected it while installing the new seats.


     

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