Saturday, 17 May 2014

Seat Belt Strenghening

On the MkIII Sumo Pilgrim the seat belt reels and upper support are attached to the fibreglass body. To strengthen and support the seat belts, metal panels are bonded into the body. The seat belts have passed a strength test which has been filed with VOSA and I will be referring to that in my IVA. However, some have failed on not having sufficient support for the seat belt mounting. So, to be on the safe side I have added supports and attached the existing metal to the chassis:

From inside the boot, the supports can be seen with the bonded metal plates. I've added the additional vertical supports either side of the main support bar and bolted them to the chassis. I've taken photos at every stage to show Mr. IVA  that the seat belts are bonded to the metal (and not the fibreglass body), and these in turn are attached to the chasssis. Safe? I think so! From above:
And finally both seat belts attached and secure:


  1. hi do you have a photo of the lower mount points

    1. It's a little out of focus, but I've added it for you.