The normal way is to have a cross bat and attachment tab (or tabs) at
the level where you need to bolt the shoulder straps. Many have a
single attach point for the shoulder straps so only one tab is
required. If your roll bar has no mounting bar and you don't want to
add one, you can probably mount anchors to the package deck behind the
seat if the straps are long enough.
> Hello All,
> We have a standard Spitfire rollbar that we are going to install soon and I
> am curious about attaching a shoulder harness to the rollbar. Is there a
> particular point and a preferred way to attach a (3-point?) harness to a
> rollbar and, is the standard bolt-in type of rollbar attachment strong enough
> to stay put in a rear-end collision?
> BTW, I have been watching this list for a number of years and I think, of the
> accidents of which we've heard, the rear-end collision is the most common way
> that Spitfires depart this world (and are re-born into the parts world).
> I hope you're feeling better, James, and that your whiplash improves quickly
> so you can go find another Spitfire you'll enjoy as much as the first.
> Tom Burke
> 80 Spit
> In a message dated 4/30/2003 5:27:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Spitlist@gte.net writes:
> > James Carruthers wrote:
> > >
> > > Whilst we're on the subject of seatbelts...
> > >
> > > 4-point harness belts like this one (just an example):
> > >
> > > http://store3.yimg.com/I/soloracerdotcom_1735_220056
> > >
> > > What are the benefits and draw backs of using such a harness in a Spit?
> > > I want the good, bad and the ugly...
> > There is good: it keeps your body upright in a collision and less
> > likely to hit the steering wheel.
> > The bad might be that it is restrictive to movement around in the car.
> > The Ugly would be that if you don't have a Roll bar (Roll over bar) you
> > would likely be decapitated in a roll over accident.
> > Joe
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