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RJG79

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Ghetto Italian seat brackets and seatbelt install
« on: December 07, 2015, 11:08:09 AM »

Background: When I saw this car online there were seats in it, when I test drove it they were removed.. When I bought it the seats were there and I didn't even have the slightest thought to check he the seat were mounted or if there were seatbelt a back there. Fast forward a day a couple days later, start to load the  kids up and.... Well shit this isn't going to work there's no seat belts. Fast forward a few more days, go over a bump and the damn seats almost bounce through the roof... So I had some figuring to do, I ordered universal seatbelts and bought some hardware to make this project work.. The seatbelts finally come after a little snafu with the shipping ( a vendor has lost my business) and I realize that my original plan was going to be even more ghetto and probably pretty unsafe for the kiddos.. Fast forward to today

I started with this, this is the shitty hodge podge hardware that was used to put the seat brackets in:


Seat brackets painted and in place with the new hardware:


Front brackets installed, this is essentially how the seats were installed when I got it, except the rear brackets were bolted to the seat feet:


Now I'm sure by now you have asked yourself, no more that a dozen times, what are these stupid seat brackets this idiot is talking about.. It occurred to me, after finishing the driver side seat, that these things aren't replacing any missing stock part and that there is no need for them and the seats should be bolted to the floor. After this realization I decided to keep going as these are going to be the mounting point for the seatbelts since I don't have the hardware to use the OEM bolt holes.

Seats all bolted in:


Close up of the rear brackets with seatbelt bolts:


I used wing nuts to be able to quickly fold the seats up if I needed to..

Now I can safely take the fam off-roading!! Even got the the ok from the 5 y/o..






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« Last Edit: December 07, 2015, 11:30:23 AM by RJG79 »
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Re: Ghetto Italian seat brackets and seatbelt install
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 11:51:37 AM »

That Oh S#!+ look on your kids face is priceless...
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Re: Ghetto Italian seat brackets and seatbelt install
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 11:41:03 PM »

That Oh S#!+ look on your kids face is priceless...

He kept making funny faces, this was as close as I could get to a smile.. lol
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Re: Ghetto Italian seat brackets and seatbelt install
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 10:28:18 AM »

Those seats look like a nice fit wonder what they are from.

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Re: Ghetto Italian seat brackets and seatbelt install
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 10:32:35 AM »


Those seats look like a nice fit wonder what they are from.

They are stock split rear seats


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Re: Ghetto Italian seat brackets and seatbelt install
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2015, 05:29:24 PM »

Not that you need them now but Those 4 bolt holes along the back of the floor are the stock seat belt mounting points  thumbs up
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Re: Ghetto Italian seat brackets and seatbelt install
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2015, 11:34:32 PM »

Not that you need them now but Those 4 bolt holes along the back of the floor are the stock seat belt mounting points  thumbs up

I figured that out somewhere while doing this, I just don't have the correct size hardware to utilize those holes.. I might use them in the future..
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