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Old 06-18-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Double Shear Tab

Do you guys know of a place where I can buy a couple of double shear tabs for mounting a lap belt? I’m thinking about adding a lap belt for my drivers seat so I won’t have to wrestle with the shoulder strap locking up on me.

It looks like this:



I found one on Ebay but I’m not doing the Ebay/PayPal thing. Just looking for an online fab shop that might carry something like this.

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double sheer for the bolt or double sheer for the bracket??

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Old 06-18-2007, 05:41 PM   #3
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A double shear bracket for the bolt.

Am I totally off base with what I'm asking? You would mount the bolt through the tab and the tab would mount to the floor, right?
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Where do you want to mount the bracket?
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The end of this sticks into the tab, right?

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Where do you want to mount the bracket?
To the floor. Of course I'm open to suggestions.
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:49 PM   #7
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To the floor. Of course I'm open to suggestions.
I just don't see how you would securely mount that bracket, or one like it, to the floor. Your best bet is a tube welded behind the seat in between the B pillar. Then you can weld a bracket like that one to the tube.
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Andy you were typing exactly what I was going to before I saw yours.

Personally I'd want a little bit stouter tab if it's going to hold my ass in my seat. Take a look at the tabs that Ruff Stuff makes.

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...-set-p-78.html
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I was thinking ruff stuff or poly. The double shear tab doesn't have to come from 1 bracket. It can be 2 brackets.
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So the tab mounted to the floor with a plate underneath wouldn't suffice? Isn't that the basic idea of how the seat brackets are mounted anyway?

Also, going with the idea of the tube how low would you want to mount it? I would think you would want it as low as possible to hold you into the back/bottom of the seat rather than pulling you into the back. Correct? I don't wanna die.
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Usually they are mounted just a little lower than your shoulders.
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Usually they are mounted just a little lower than your shoulders.
Lap belts?
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Your best bet is a tube welded behind the seat in between the B pillar. Then you can weld a bracket like that one to the tube.
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Lap belts?
I thought he was refering to an over the shoulder style, because he mentioned a bar between the B-pillar. :duh:

I'd get a tube, and U-shape it and then weld it down next to the seat with the tab on it in that case.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:33 AM   #14
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So the tab mounted to the floor with a plate underneath wouldn't suffice? Isn't that the basic idea of how the seat brackets are mounted anyway?

Also, going with the idea of the tube how low would you want to mount it? I would think you would want it as low as possible to hold you into the back/bottom of the seat rather than pulling you into the back. Correct? I don't wanna die.
I would be so positive that it would do its job. I look at it this way. I know I can probably make a way to mount that tab to the floor and call it good. But I know a better way. So I would tend to go that way.

This is the proper way to install restraints. There is to be no deviation from this. That's how I believe it.


You can see they are double sheer.



And this is the proper way for the lap belt and shoulder restraint install.

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Figure 1 is the way I was talking about mounting it. I would want to mount a plate to the floor, mount the tab to the plate (facing upward) then mount a plate under the floor - sandwiching the floor between the two plates. That would (should) give the seat belt "clip" a swivel point.

Are we both saying the same thing as far as how the tab is mounted?

The only difference in what you and I are saying is where to mount the tab. You're saying mount it to a tube attached to the B-Pillar and I'm talking about mounting it to the floor. (Just seeing if we're on the same page about the tab)
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BTW - Thanks for the illustrations and answering my questions.
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Figure 1 is the way I was talking about mounting it. I would want to mount a plate to the floor, mount the tab to the plate (facing upward) then mount a plate under the floor - sandwiching the floor between the two plates. That would (should) give the seat belt "clip" a swivel point.

Are we both saying the same thing as far as how the tab is mounted?

The only difference in what you and I are saying is where to mount the tab. You're saying mount it to a tube attached to the B-Pillar and I'm talking about mounting it to the floor. (Just seeing if we're on the same page about the tab)

we are on the same page. I would not mount it to the floor. If you look at how the stocker seat belt is attached it goes through the double lining of the tub. There is another channel that runs clear across the tub where the seats are mounted. If you stretched the cross brace(the one under the tub) correctly I believe you could make it last.

but again... I know of a better way to do it that doesn't cost much more and would(in my opinion) be easier. So that is the way I would suggest going.
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So mounting a tube to the B-pillar is the way to go then?
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So mounting a tube to the B-pillar is the way to go then?
absolutely. 4' tube = 20 bucks. Fish mouthing tube = 6 dollar hole saw. Tabs are less than 5 bucks. Weld = cheap. Paint it up = 10 bucks.

Under 50 bucks for the total cost and it also stiffens your cage. Of course, your hole job is only as good as the weld. So in some cases bolts are better.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:18 PM   #20
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Cool, thanks. This is an idea I'm kicking around and I'm glad I was able to get some feedback before I got too involved in it.

Thanks Andy.

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