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Old 03-11-2015, 07:55 PM
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I'm installing three point belts in all four seats, and for the back seat Mike Boger from Classic Metal in Mocksville suggested I hide the retractors for the rear seats under the finish panels, instead of bolting the ugly things them on top.

I found a grommet off a Mitsubishi Eclipse with a black interior that works great. We originally figured to put the retractor in the space under the panel but it works better mounted in the trunk, bolted to the wheel house. The strap has a straight shot through the factory hole then through the new grommet.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:00 PM
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The first picture is the big ugly retrator. I'm so glad these won't be in my rear window.

2. Mounted in the trunk. Yes there is enough room to close the lid!

3. Pathway through the factory hole in the side of the rear deck.

4. Interior view, at the angle that it intersects the new grommet hole.

5. Grommet installed on the finished panel.

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Old 03-12-2015, 06:27 PM
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Good write up, this is something I want to do, so I can install the kids seat
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:35 PM
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Do you not have to have some sort of reinforcing plate where the retractors bolt to the wheel well?
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:08 AM
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I'm planning on making two 4x4 squares of 16 gauge and making a sandwich at the connecting point, 1/4" bolts at each corner. That should prevent tear-out of the relatively thin OE metal.
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I'm planning on making two 4x4 squares of 16 gauge and making a sandwich at the connecting point, 1/4" bolts at each corner. That should prevent tear-out of the relatively thin OE metal.
Here in NZ those sort of plates have to have all corners rounded with a '5mm radius' to stop the corners from tearing through the metal of the floor in event of a crash. (Or as in your case, rear inner fender)

Something to think about.
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Here in NZ those sort of plates have to have all corners rounded with a '5mm radius' to stop the corners from tearing through the metal of the floor in event of a crash. (Or as in your case, rear inner fender)

Something to think about.
Sounds like a good idea. Easy enough to grind off the corners while I'm dressing the cuts.
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