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Managed to remove Seatbelt brackets and save original bolts

Used a nut splitter as the bracket shattered on first bit of tension.
Glad no one was sat in the back :shock:

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Paint might be a bit much but I had a lot spare :lol:

Next to fit them :wink:
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Time delay on fuel light in place. Only does the light, not the floating gauge
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First one in :D
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Learnt 2 things today:
1: Rear seat squabs are handed :)
2: Rear seat belt release button goes on the outside :)
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Nice work . Presumably that was missed in the last MOT ?

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Big Jim wrote: Presumably that was missed in the last MOT ?
No - It's fresh rot from the last years bad winter :lol:

MOT is 2 weeks away, so thought it best get done as my local tester isn't so friendly :shock:
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Looks like you have, but... Make sure you seal the bolt hole surrounds with silicon, else you'll find water getting in.

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Bugger! Olives were rock solid. Caliper to flexi link now in 3 parts

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Original flexipipe brackets are recessed to hold the end of the flexi pipe. My replacements came with 13mm ends and too small. Have a 9/16 thin nut available to screw down and act as a lock off next time. The brackets don't hold up to much spannering :(

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Hawaiis0 wrote:
Bugger! Olives were rock solid. Caliper to flexi link now in 3 parts
Grrrr - still in 3 bits. Simmering as replacement is delayed :evil: ; double Grrrr
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Hawaiis0 wrote:Managed to remove Seatbelt brackets and save original bolts

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Used a nut splitter as the bracket shattered on first bit of tension.
Glad no one was sat in the back :shock:
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Paint might be a bit much but I had a lot spare :lol:

Next to fit them :wink:
I have these bits on my car , well I have one , the other has disappeared . My car does not have rear seat belts , due to its age . Is this plate an MOT issue for me ?

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If the car left the factory with belts then it wont pass an MOT today. If you have one bracket fitted, I suspect it had belts at some time. I dont know if this was a later option.
The side with no bracket, does it have bolt holes in the body?
Brackets (Stainless steel from Lotusbits £40) easy to fit if you need to retrofit.
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I had not even noticed I had no rear seat belt before today . The compulsory fitting of rear belts came in after my car was made . I suspect it was an optional extra , as the plates are factory fitted . There is no evidence that I can see it ever had rear belts .

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Got one of these today:) Only just though. Forgot to tighten the locking wheel nut after playing with the brakes ( which now lock :twisted: ), and dashed for last Slot of the day. Son had to rescue me as adapter was still on the garage floor. No lee-way from the issuer to let me off and finish at home.

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Brilliant ! It's always a relief .
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Big Jim wrote:I had not even noticed I had no rear seat belt before today . The compulsory fitting of rear belts came in after my car was made . I suspect it was an optional extra , as the plates are factory fitted . There is no evidence that I can see it ever had rear belts .

Hi Jim. Mine is a '85. It's also has the mounting brackets for rear seat belts, but no seat belts fitted. I think they put the brackets on anyway. The holes are through the body, but plugged with grommets.I'm going to fit rear seat belts, so will be replacing the mounts with stainless steel ones.

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