seat belt end attachment fittings

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dlrude
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seat belt end attachment fittings

Post by dlrude » Sat Jan 03, 2015 21:32

Hello all,

I am getting ready to install seat belts and notice that the standard flat triangular attach fitting that is on many belts does not fit well to the 1/4" bolt, flattened tube and seat mount lug at the bottom rear of a Champ seat.

Aeronca had a part # 2-818 which was a similar triangular fitting but it had a 17/32" joggle in it to clear the seat tube I imagine.

Has anyone found a source for a similar joggled fitting? or a way to make it all fit nice and secure?

Thanks, Dave.

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Re: seat belt end attachment fittings

Post by dlrude » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:52

As Rosanne Rosannadana says "Never mind".

I just ordered the Wag Aero set up and they have that problem covered.

Dave

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Re: seat belt end attachment fittings

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Mon Jan 12, 2015 16:34

Dave,
I just install a spacer to keep the belt away from the seat frame.
Paul
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Re: seat belt end attachment fittings

Post by dlrude » Mon Jan 12, 2015 22:33

Thanks Paul. I think that I will do as you suggest.

Wag Aero says that they handle the situation although I have not yet received the parts so I am not sure what they really do but a bushing is a good idea.

Who knows perhaps I'll find that they send me a bushing for that purpose.

Thanks again, Dave.

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Re: seat belt end attachment fittings

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Tue Jan 13, 2015 00:32

Dave,
The anchor point of the belt should have a hat bushing for installation. It's a little wider than the fitting to provide the rotation needed for the fitting. The spacer just moves the belt/bushing away from the seat structure.
The clip on fittings are different and I don't use them on Aeronca installations.
Paul
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