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Great advice Dave.  All my seatbelt fastening kits have come with the huge washers/plates complying with NTSB fastening guidelines.
 
Gary P.
 
From: Dave Casey
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: Carpet fitment
 
Regarding the seat belt mounting, it depends on what you're working with. Some seat belts are designed to pivot around the shoulder of the bolt even when the bolt is completely tight. In such a case, you should cut the hole in the carpet to be big enough for the shoulder of the bolt. There is then no risk of the bolt loosening due to carpet compression as the carpet is no longer a factor. This is how most factory belt installations have been done for ages. If you're using aftermarket belts (or perhaps a factory style that is old enough), then Gary is spot on about not wanting things to come loose over time.
Another advisable thing when installing belts is to reinforce the mounting locations with steel plate. Some kits come like this already where the "nut" is actually a piece of steel plate. Others do not; you just get bolts and nuts, and you have to make your own plates.
 
Dave Casey
 
On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 4:03 PM, <glpavlovich@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Ricky,
 
Regarding fitment of carpet and safe mounting of seatbelt brackets/bolts; it would probably be best to not fasten your seat belt brackets on top of the carpet but rather directly to the floor pan and cut appropriate slits/holes for the bracket.  Reason for bolting directly to the floor is to preclude any chance of the brackets loosening over time as the carpet is compressed; any “looseness” in these fasteners can be a potential hazard.
I am presently installing new four-point retractable harnesses in my Plymouth and have determined cutting slits for the “brackets.”  The Plymouth is a rolling chassis void of all interior so access and mobility while working is not an issue which makes the job much easier. 
All my “other” required holes for seat rails*, accelerator pedal will be made after I secure carpeting to the floor pan.  The easiest way to create holes/entrance into the carpet will be to use an awl while underneath the car and poking through the existing floor pan “holes” for these fastening points. 
 
Gary Pavlovich
 
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 9:31 AM
Subject: Carpet fitment
 

So after the floor pans are done – I can finally put in carpet.

 

In an original car - What bolts thru the carpet if anything?  Gas pedal?  Seat mounts?  Seat belts?

 

Or does the carpet have slits and holes in these areas?

 

A hot tip from the local upholstery dude – everyone sells the molded carpet made by StockInteriors.com.  And you will find it significantly cheaper at RockAuto.com...........  I will be ordering the thick mass backing.  ACC 14592232

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