Now that the fiscal year has ended at work, Grace and I get to hang out a little more often. Now that she's getting to the point where she's a real car, and I like my teeth where they are (in my mouth, and not in a dashboard) I decided it was time to put some 3 point seatbelts in her. The original bench seats had lap belts only, but in the interest of dental preservation I chose to upgrade.
You might wonder why I'm not putting racing harnesses in this car. Something many people don't realize is that racing harnesses in a street car can be very dangerous for a number of reasons. To use racing harnesses, you need to have a roll cage, or roll bar at minimum, as well as proper race seats. If a car has a roll cage, it can be dangerous to drive it without a helmet. With safety you can take one of two approaches, either race car or street car, and mixing the two can be dangerous. While Grace may visit a track from time to time, she is a street car, not a race car.
|Shoulder Strap Anchor|
|B-pillar with trim panel removed|
|Retractor Assembly Mount|
In order to make room for exhaust pipe routing under the middle of the car, I added an arch to the transmission crossmember.
Congratulations. You made it to the end of the post. Please accept this picture as a token of my gratitude.
And on that note, I'm out.