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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2007, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Need seatbelt measurements for YJ/TJ

92-95 YJ and TJ. How far up from the rear wheel well does the shoulder strap attach to the roll bar for each style. I'm assuming they are probably within an inch or two of each other. Also, exactly where and how do the recoil/ratchet assemblys mount? Thanks in advance. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Need seatbelt measurements for YJ/TJ

On my CJ (It's gotta be close on the YJ/TJ), the seatbelt attaches to the roll bar 17 1/2" up from the wheelhouse surface. The seat belt retractor attaches about 6" up from the floor on the "B" Pillar, to the rear of the front door lip.
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Re: Need seatbelt measurements for YJ/TJ

Oops, maybe I should have been more clear. I need the distances for the REAR seat belt mounting points from 92-95 YJ and TJ. I am adding 3 point belts for my rear seat. Thanks anywho Larry! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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I don't have the measurements. I need them myself. Don't forget to put a plate on the outside so the bolts won't pull through the sheet metal if you are in an accident.
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Re: Need seatbelt measurements for YJ/TJ

Good timing to bring this up.

AS we all know, CJ's have only the single lapbelt per person. I have two boys and I want a bit more than that for them. I'm thinking of making a special mounting bracket that will allow me to attach a couple of bucket seats with 5 point harnesses. I wouldn't need a child safety seat as long as the harness fit correctly.

In case anyone is wondering...the primary purpose of the child safety/booster seat is to place the child high enough so that the stock shoulder strap is running across the child's chest...

I'm doing the research now to make sure I can install aftermarket seats that meet state vehicle code regulations. One of the issues I know of is that it's a violation to modify the seat belts in a car from the original factory design....it's mainly intended to address the issue where someone removes the 3 point and just uses a lap belt...chances are, if it's legal in CA, it will be legal anywhere else...
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Re: Need seatbelt measurements for YJ/TJ

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Don't forget to put a plate on the outside so the bolts won't pull through the sheet metal if you are in an accident.

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Better yet, sleeve the bolt holes thru the rollbar with tube ID slightly larger than the bolts you'll use. Much stronger than plating the tube itself!
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Re: Need seatbelt measurements for YJ/TJ

It's crude, but...

Here's how I did it...
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Re: Need seatbelt measurements for YJ/TJ

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Don't forget to put a plate on the outside so the bolts won't pull through the<font color="red"> sheet metal</font> if you are in an accident.

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Better yet, sleeve the bolt holes thru the rollbar with tube ID slightly larger than the bolts you'll use. Much stronger than plating the tube itself!

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I'm talking about the lower end that bolts to the sheet metal. The factory mounts in the roll bar are sleeved.

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Re: Need seatbelt measurements for YJ/TJ

The inertia reels bolt to the bottom of the rear tube. The webbing then goes up through the "holder" and back down to the inside of the rear fenderwell.



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Re: Need seatbelt measurements for YJ/TJ

Great so far... can you tape measure from where the part that the webbing slides through (upper roll bar mount) to the base of the roll bar or top of fender?
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