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Thread: Seat Belt , Sholder Belt mount options for a Series 88 soft top.

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    Default Seat Belt , Sholder Belt mount options for a Series 88 soft top.

    Good evening, I'm looking for some product feedback. For a Series III 88 with a soft top, does anyone have any positive or negative experience (fitment, quality, heft...etc?) with either of the following shoulder harness mounting option offer by RN?


    Raised Seat Belt Bracket Set Series & Defender
    Model #: RNA0016
    Raised Seat Belt Bracket Set Series & Defender RNA0016 | Rovers North - Land Rover Parts and Accessories Since 1979



    Soft Top Front Seat Belt Bar For Defender Series
    Model #: EXT500-1
    Exmoor Trim Icon Exmoor Trim Part
    Soft Top Front Seat Belt Bar For Defender Series EXT500-1 | Rovers North - Land Rover Parts and Accessories Since 1979


    I've seen online videos of the one piece EXT500-1 used in restorations, and it looks decent, but the lateral cross bar seems like it could be in the way ?

    Any installed pics of the single stanchion , 3-legged style to reference?

    Thanks in advance... TJR

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    Wondering the same thing.
    I'd like shoulder belts but I don't want it to be a big ordeal installing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IppoJ View Post
    Wondering the same thing.
    I'd like shoulder belts but I don't want it to be a big ordeal installing them.
    Original 3 point Belts for the S2/2A and indeed early S3 , had the shoulder belt attached to the rear tub capping but its not recommended now as the loading pulls you down in the seat rather than restraining forward movement.
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    Rovers North has a hoop set for shoulder belts but I couldn't find an installed photo.

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    Hey TJR,

    I just bought the Rovers North set and am curious if you ended up going that route? How was the installation process? Any tips or guidance?

    Thanks!

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    I installed the smaller individual side bars. I like them. But the positioning of the reel is very tight in a 109" if you are running a bed mounted spare tire. I didn't want the one with the cross bar because it impedes climbing into the bed if you don't want to undo the rear flap for the kids to get in.

    My pics are at the bottom of this thread.
    https://www.gunsandrovers.com/forum/...shoulder-belts
    61 II 109" Pickup (Restomod, 350 small block, TR4050)
    66 IIA 88" Station Wagon (sold)
    66 IIA 109" Pickup (Restomod, 5MGE, R380)
    67 IIA 109" NADA Wagon (sold)
    88, 2.5TD 110 RHD non-hicap pickup

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    I am not sure if these parts are still available but this is what I used on my last S3 back in the 1980's. It allows the reel to fit to the rear tub capping on 88" vehicles . The belt reel was designed to fit tilted forward at an angle so the belt webbing had a strait run to the upper anchorage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by williamdmann View Post
    Hey TJR,

    I just bought the Rovers North set and am curious if you ended up going that route? How was the installation process? Any tips or guidance?

    Thanks!
    I also ended up buying the 3-legged L&R galv. mounts from RN, but I have not installed them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roverp480 View Post
    I am not sure if these parts are still available but this is what I used on my last S3 back in the 1980's. It allows the reel to fit to the rear tub capping on 88" vehicles . The belt reel was designed to fit tilted forward at an angle so the belt webbing had a strait run to the upper anchorage.
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    I like that, thank you.. I should have looked at my parts book too.

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