Installing new shoulder belts

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:44 am
It's time to replace my belts. Can anyone provide a picture or diagram of the proper way to install the shoulder belts into the bracket welded onto the roll bar? I've undid one side and thought this would be easy but can't figure out the 4-bar bracket. The original belts were not wrapped around the forward bar and the rear bar from the 4-bracket is welded to the roll bar, leaving only the center two bars to wrap the belts. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:17 am
My recommendation is to not use the 4-bar bracket. It is spaced too far apart for proper fitting of belts with a HANS (or equivalent) device, and generally the location is too low to prevent compression fractures in a hard crash Instead, wrap around the highest bar available that matches the proper shoulder height for HANS use and space the shoulder harness per the manufacturer's belt installation instructions (I use the Hybrid Scroths which come with a good diagram for proper wrapping procedures) or use the last diagram in the GCR section 9.3.18 DRIVER'S RESTRAINT SYSTEM - section F on Harness Threading. You may need the "ladder" welded in that's available from Enterprises to get close to the proper height and spacing of the belts.
Bob Breton - SRF 51 - San Francisco Region

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