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In my 71 nova I currently have a bench seat with 5 points. How are you guys mounting the submarine belt as it is suppose to be placed back under the seat per NHRA rules. My belt is barely long enough for one and it pushes on the very front of the seat hard. If you guys can post pics of your 5 points with bench seats that would be awesome! thanks
 

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I can't imagine a bench seat being legal for 5 point harnesses. You are just securing the seat, not yourself.
 

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I know its legal there's guys running 8 second cars with them. I was just reading over on the chevelle forum of a guy crashing at 112 mph with them and being fine in his 5 point bench seat car.
 

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I don't have a bench but I've got an O.E.M. style seat and I just went through this last week.

The tech said that if it is an O.E.M. or O.E.M. style seat you do not need to run it through the seat. Ideally they would like to see it through the seat but on a factory seat they will accept it going over the front.

They also said that if I did not want to drill a hole in my floor they would accept a bar going from 1 front seat mounting bolt to the other with the strap attached in the middle. Now this may acceptable because I have buckets and the 2 mounting bolts are not that far apart.
 

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In my 71 nova I currently have a bench seat with 5 points. How are you guys mounting the submarine belt as it is suppose to be placed back under the seat per NHRA rules. My belt is barely long enough for one and it pushes on the very front of the seat hard. If you guys can post pics of your 5 points with bench seats that would be awesome! thanks
I go through this when building 5-point restraints for customers...I walk through a check list with each set to better match the application (seat type, mounting configuration, etc.). For the people with stock style seats, I usually end up doing extended webbing on the anti sub and lap belts due to the added height of the seat (if they want to go in front of the seat cushion for the anti sub belt) compared to racing seats. Let me know if I can help, I do a lot of driver restraint webbing adjustments for custom mounts/applications.
 

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I go through this when building 5-point restraints for customers...I walk through a check list with each set to better match the application (seat type, mounting configuration, etc.). For the people with stock style seats, I usually end up doing extended webbing on the anti sub and lap belts due to the added height of the seat (if they want to go in front of the seat cushion for the anti sub belt) compared to racing seats. Let me know if I can help, I do a lot of driver restraint webbing adjustments for custom mounts/applications.
So you can call and order belts with longer straps? I've never tried that but may need to with the stock bench seat Nova project car I'm building.
 

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As a rep for Deist long ago, and now for DJ Safety, the restraints I do are made to order, so they are built to my specs. I'm not sure of other manufacturers, but I've had custom items made by Dennis Taylor (Taylor Motorsports) and Fred Crow (Crow Enterprises) in the past...the common denominator is that all of these companies do their manufacturing onsite (not overseas).
 

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As a rep for Deist long ago, and now for DJ Safety, the restraints I do are made to order, so they are built to my specs. I'm not sure of other manufacturers, but I've had custom items made by Dennis Taylor (Taylor Motorsports) and Fred Crow (Crow Enterprises) in the past...the common denominator is that all of these companies do their manufacturing onsite (not overseas).

So if someone needed a special order belt you could provide that for them? Or do you not get involved with that type stuff?
 

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Yes, all of the driver restraints I do for customers are custom made.
I bought my belts through Vin and must say his customer service is top notch!!! I have the extended crotch belt and he even extended the lap belts since I am not a little guy. DJ safety makes some nice products and I highly recommend you use Vin for any of your future needs!!!:yes:
 

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Question. Do you have a roll bar with this bench seat? If not, I wouldn't reccomend or waste my time putting a five point in. Reason being, it's all going to be bolted through the stock flooring. Sheetmetal. I have my lap and crotch belt going to the stock floor, but the shoulder hoop is to the roll bar. My reasoning is this. A bench seat is cushy. And if something happens, your body weight compressing the seat will make all the belts loose. I run a Kirkey seat and it is firm with no cush. On a bench, I would just run a good 3" snap in lapbelt. Bolted through the stock belt holes. That's my opinion. dave
 
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