Lap Belt Installation Instructions (Non-Retractable)
Lap Belts replacement, vintage & classic car: Read these instructions for lap belts thoroughly before installing this lap belt.These instructions apply only to lap belts from Wesco.
They are not to be used with lap seat belts for sale from other manufacturers or retailers. This 2-point lap seat belt is not for use in aircraft or racing competition.
WHERE FACTORY FITTINGS ARE AVAILABLE :IMPORTANT :
When available, be sure to use the vehicle manufacturer's provisions to attach belts.
When you use the manufacturer's threaded floor fittings, it is IMPORTANT that all full threads be engaged to obtain the ultimate strength of the anchorage. Reuse factory mounting bolts or use 7/16th" grade 5 or higher bolts.CAUTION
DO NOT attach this belt directly to the seat. Death or serious injury could occur in an accident if the seat is not designed to withstand the additional load. FLOOR MOUNT ONLY!
1. Mount the short side of the belt INBOARD, toward the center of the vehicle.
2. Avoid rough or sharp edges when choosing a belt path.
WHERE NO FACTORY FITTINGS ARE AVAILABLE:
1. If the seat is adjustable, move to the rearmost position.
2. Mark the floor to mount down and behind the seat to assure that the lap belt is pulling downward and rearward at approximately a 70 degree angle. (Figure 1)
3. Space the attachment points 15" to 25" apart so that the lap belt forms a "U" shaped loop when in use. (Figure 2)
Never attach both ends of the same lap belt to the same anchorage or attachment point.
4. Carefully drill 1/2" holes to avoid damaging exhaust system, brake or fuel lines. Always use the reinforcement plates (provided with the belt) underneath the floor. (Figure 3)
Examine and reinforce any weakened area of the floor pan.
1. Mounting hardware to the floor should always have metal-to-metal contact. You should avoid carpet, plastic or any other material between the fastener components and the floor which could tend to loosen over time.
2. All bolts must have either a lock-nut, lock washer or apply a thread locking compound for security.
3. Bolts used for mounting seatbelts should be a minimum size 7/16" diameter, Grade 5 product.
4. Anchor points for belts must meet the strength load requirements of FMVSS 210. When replacing belts, always use the anchorages provided by the vehicle, or seat manufacturer.
5. Do not connect both ends of this belt to the same, single mounting point. Mounted ends of the belt should form a "U" shape.
Seat Belt Use
1. Always wear your seat belt when the vehicle is in operation.
2. Adjust and wear belt low and snug across your hips.
3. Each belt is intended to restrain only one person at a time. Do not put two people under one belt.
4. Never attempt to restrain a child in your lap using the lap belt around both you and the child. The child could be severely injured or even killed in the event of a collision.
5. Seat Belts are matched sets. Do not mix or use this belt or parts of this belt with other types of seat belts.
Use and Maintenance Instructions
Print and keep this instruction sheet for future review.
FAILURE TO PROPERLY INSTALL, USE, PERIODICALLY INSPECT AND MAINTAIN THIS SEAT BELT COULD LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH! PLEASE FOLLOW ALL OF THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW:
1. Inspect belt regularly. If the assembly does not work properly or you find cuts, frayed or worn webbing the belt must be replaced.
2. More frequent inspections may be necessary if the belt is subjected to harsh treatment or extreme conditions.
3. Whenever a vehicle is involved in a collision you must replace every part of the seat belt system; both sides of the belt including the mounting hardware!
4. Clean with mild soap and water. Do not bleach or re-dye as it will tend to severely weaken the webbing.
Universal Installation Information:
If the vehicle is equipped with seat belt anchorages, these should be used in lieu of other methods. All U.S. passenger cars, beginning with 1962 models, have seat belt anchorages for at least two lap belts in the front seat. Since 1/1/68, vehicle manufacturers have been required to install lap belt anchorages for each front and rear seating positions and upper torso belt anchorages at each forward facing outboard seating position (except convertibles). Since 1/1/72, this same requirement became effective for trucks.
CAUTION: DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY COULD RESULT FROM NOT PROPERLY THREADING THE WEBBING THROUGH THE ADJUSTABLE ENDS. MAINTAIN A MINIMUM OF ONE INCH WEBBING BEYOND THE ANCHOR. (SEE FIG. 3)
CAUTION: IF THE FIXED END OF A SEATBELT IS TOO LONG TO ALLOW A SNUG FIT ON A SMALL OCCUPANT, DO NOT USE THE BELT! YOU MUST SHORTEN THE BELT THROUGH THE ADJUSTABLE ANCHOR ENDS TO ALLOW A PROPER FIT.
AS A GENERAL RULE, CHILDREN WEIGHING LESS THAN 80 LBS SHOULD BE SECURED IN AN APPROVED CHILD SAFETY/BOOSTER SEAT ACCORDING TO MANUFACTURER'S RECOMMENDATIONS!!!