× 1-800-946-2642 Home My Account Social / Forum Articles Contact My Cart
Shop Now
Select Your Car Type Sale Items Clearance Items New Items
 

 Were seat belt attachments improved on later models?

 Created by: GearheadGrrrl
   Forum Width:     Forum Type: 

 Posted: Feb 6, 2024 07:22PM
Total posts: 379
Last post: Feb 6, 2024
Member since:Jul 26, 2010
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
There is no improvement to the lower belt mount on later cars. It's simply a nut welded to a piece of heavier gauge plate spot welded inside the inner sill.

You could fit a rod change floor to an earlier model shell if originality is not important to you. Main difference would be the trans tunnel shape being different and requiring a mounting bracket to be fabricated if you intend to run a remote style gearbox. You would also need to decide whether to retain the MK1 twin cable handbrake system or change to single cable as per later floor. 

 Posted: Feb 4, 2024 07:11PM
Total posts: 1555
Last post: Feb 4, 2024
Member since:Mar 10, 1999
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
I dont know the answer to your question about whether the attachments improved.  But I think you might find half floors available here in the USA, easier to ship.  See if MM or Seven has them.  After that, try M-Machine in the UK probably expensive to ship. Consider adding at least a partial roll cage with main hoop and down tubes to the rear wheel wells, attach your harness to the cage.

 Posted: Feb 4, 2024 04:10PM
Total posts: 28
Last post: Feb 4, 2024
Member since:Jun 5, 2015
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
I've got a thoroughly rusted out Cooper S Mk.1 so I may as well start out with a whole new floor. Noting that new Mk.1 floors aren't stocked anywhere in the U.S. and shipping from the U.K. costs a fortune and they're not too available either, I'm thinking of substituting a Heritage floor made for a later model. Looking at the pictures where the seat belts attach looks more robust on the newer floor- Can anyone confirm this? And will it fit or am I just creating more problems?