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Old 10-07-2008, 04:20 PM   #11
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my spare wheel well is rotten on one side, would that be a fail?
no, it's not within 30cm of a structural mounting point
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:24 PM   #12
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I HAVE REMOVED REAR SEATS IN MY BEACH BUGGY, BUT SEAT BELTS ARE STILL THERE, IS THAT OK, OR DO I HAVE TO PUT SEATS BACK IN?
belts in the back are only required on may 86 onwards vehicles.

the belts will be tested if they are present, I think that's the rule.

BTW, what are the seat belt mounts bolted into? if it's through the glass and rely on a large washer for strength, then that's laughable.

they should be mounted to the chassis or roll bar that's mounted firmly.

it amazes me how poorly some belts are secured sometimes.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:01 PM   #13
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BTW, what are the seat belt mounts bolted into? if it's through the glass and rely on a large washer for strength, then that's laughable.

they should be mounted to the chassis or roll bar that's mounted firmly.

it amazes me how poorly some belts are secured sometimes.
PLEASE tell me you are taking the piss with that one? People can't actually have done that in the past?!?!?
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:36 AM   #14
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PLEASE tell me you are taking the piss with that one? People can't actually have done that in the past?!?!?

I've seen a harness come over the drivers sholder, down the back of the seat and bolt through the floor under the seat. No protection what-so-ever!

Had an RX7 drift car in last week and his harness rear mount was the drivers seat os belt mount.

I'm curious though, aren't you? I put a fuel tank in the back of my buggy just to stop people sitting there.

you would be amazed, no one thinks of the final outcome....
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You know if people applied logical thought and a bit of physics, surely they wouldn't... Oh, no, wait, there's a lot of lazy cheapskates out there... My harnesses used to go through the bucket seats and bolt to the floor where the rear seatbelt buckles used to go in the floor at the back. I wasn't happy about that, they have now been moved to a trapeze bar / long travel shock mount that I have now fitted.
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My boss went to price a resto of a GT40 (real 1m+ )and the drivers harness was mounted to the bulk head behind the seat, its made of 18g (1.2mm) ali...
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leave em out. when its tested it will be classed as haveing one seat excluding the drivers. its all good.............
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ok I have read the manual and am now puzzled.

Took the wifes bug for MOT today and the tester said that the horn should be on a push button and not on a push switch???? WTF, no where in this manual does it say it has to be a button. Anyway I questioned him and he passed it?

Not complaining, just curious

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Possible money saving on MOT's -

Worth a read anyway IMHO. - http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-mot

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ok I have read the manual and am now puzzled.

Took the wifes bug for MOT today and the tester said that the horn should be on a push button and not on a push switch???? WTF, no where in this manual does it say it has to be a button. Anyway I questioned him and he passed it?

Not complaining, just curious
just says 'horn control'

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Possible money saving on MOT's -

Worth a read anyway IMHO. - http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-mot

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but you will pay 26.55 for a retest!

just get someone who is recomended by several people, if every where else is busy and one garage is quiet - that should tell you something!
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