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How to fix this?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hammermachine, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. hammermachine

    hammermachine 1/2 ton status

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    I need some experianced suggestions of how to fix the anchor point of where the driver's safety belt meets the truck.
     
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    I had to replace the panel on mine. I'm not in an inspection state but I would think any mods to the seatbelt mounting points (other than repairing the original ones) would be unauthorized. But that's just a thought.
     
  3. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Bolt, washers, nut, done
     
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    What is going to keep the washers from pulling through the rust? Unless they are really big washers
     
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    well that would be the quick fix, obviously the right way would be to replace the panel. But if you need a seat belt right away, do whatever works
     
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    is the whole panel rusted ?
    if not, then go down to a steel place and get a piece of flat bar about 2" wide
    by how long you need till you hit good material make it about 3/16 thick.
    then tap it in the center the nut size you need, or you can drill a larger hole
    then weld or rivet the original nut plate on the back of it. then slide it up inside and rivet it to the good material in the panel. put everything back together, install your seatbelt with original bolt into the original nut or hole you tapped. :D
     
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    That's an option, I was looking for a replacement piece from Goodmark. There are several spots I need to replace or repair. Thanks.:hack:
     
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    I've seen them bolted to the metal stand that the seats sit on. I don't think it's a real good thing to do though. It should mount to the body IMO.
     

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