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Old 25th November 2014, 13:44   #31
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Default Re: Seat Belts in the old cars

Originally Posted by hellmet View Post
Quick question:

If I retro-fit a M800 that came with no rear seat-belts, would that be as good as original fitment - even if fitted by Maruti themselves?
If you can get the measurements and placements of holes to be drilled from newer 800s; which should not be a problem, I see no reason why you cannot fit rear seatbelts in your car. You can easily get the original MGP seatbelt assembly from Maruti themselves. The 3 measurements you will need will be:

1. On both C-Pillars where the seatbelt pivot would be located.
2. Under the rear seat bench, where the locking buckles would be tightened.
3. In the boot, where the seatbelt re-tractors would be clamped.

A basic premise for fitment can be like these pictures, which I shot for another thread. These pictures are for factory fitted seatbelts on my '02 Zen. Measurements would sure differ for 800, but the basic stuff will be the same. Trust this will help:

In the Boot - Retractors:

Seat Belts in the old cars-dsc00078.jpg

Placement of retractor mechanism:
Seat Belts in the old cars-dsc00079.jpg

Pivot on C-pillar:
Seat Belts in the old cars-dsc00082.jpg

Rear seat bench:
Seat Belts in the old cars-dsc00086.jpg

Placement of locking buckles:
Seat Belts in the old cars-dsc00088.jpg

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