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    Default Seat belt fitting and engineering certificate Melbourne

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    I'm looking to fit seat belts to my Citroen Traction. Does anyone have any good contacts for someone who can do this and provide an engineering certificate for registration?
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    Jonathan

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    Check the Vicroads site for details of both the regulations on what has to be done and they may have a list of approved engineers to tick the paperwork.
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    When I fitted seat belts to my DS19 15 years ago I spoke to a VicRoads engineer on the phone who told me the belts I was adding were increasing the safety of the vehicle so I did not need any engineering certification.

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    Remarkably sensible chap. Can't see him lasting.

    It was normal in the day to drill a hole and put a big washer/spreader plate under the head of the bolt. There was a longish period when seat belts were optional but a lot of owners fitted them in an unregulated sort of way. This looked ugly but increased safety.

    Best also to have tube welded in to stop the B pillar crushing under load and letting go too soon, but many didn 't do that

    If it looks like it was done in the day you'd probably be safe, with a sensible RWC inspector : "was like this when I bought it and it has already been registered just like this"

    What I am doing with the 4CV is having R12 top mounts grafted in. This involves some cutting and pasting, but they are well engineered and ADR compliant ( at least they were in the day )

    Alternative might be to register it without belts : "not fitted in the day" and then fit them however you like before you drive it anywhere.

    Best Wishes

    Andrew

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    When I fitted seat belts to my DS19 15 years ago I spoke to a VicRoads engineer on the phone who told me the belts I was adding were increasing the safety of the vehicle so I did not need any engineering certification.

    Roger

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    To encourage all people to drive more safely, all seat belts and air bags should be compulsorily removed.

    And replaced by a 10 inch spike on the steering wheel.

    This will force people to take more care

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