Rear Seat Reinforcement (1 Viewer)

Nov 2, 2022
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Hi All,
Sorry lots of questions today, Our 2010 Mooveo has 4 rear seats, To forward facing and two rear. Rear facing have lapbelts which have actually been removed, I'm fine with that I'd never use them, and looking at how they were attached I'm glad they are gone.

Forward facing ones have a seat belt column, which has the lower and top attached points, then the clips are through the floor to large spreader plates. The column appears to have a strap round the chassis, but the spreader plates for the clips are just through the floor. The floor is a good inch of timber with a grp base rather than a sandwich insulated floor.

2 Questions - Is that fairly normal, I would have expected the clips to be attached to the main seat belt column but the spreader plates are large substantial plates.

Reading regulations for adding seats, it seems to sit well with in them and being from the factory I'd assume it met all the requirements. But its French/Italian built in 2010???

2nd - The bench seat itself is flimsy, no metal frame, and the top of it is now quite flexy, I suspect it may be touch the boiler exhaust, when my heavier self sits on it. I was going to put a new piece of ply in, but through why not put a metal frame in (I have a fabricator friend who could whip one up not problem) just to add some additional structure and avoid any collapse in a crash. It wouldn't interfere with or attach to the factory fitted seat belt structure in anyway.
 

Lenny HB

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Sounds flimsy our Hymers have always had heavy steel frames that are diagonally braced all bolted through the floor onto the chassis.

Found a couple of pics of mine.
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Lenny HB

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Looks like a similar arrangement to mine although the steelwork looks a bit lighter. It should be bolted through the floor to the chassis, it won't meet regulations if it isn't.
 
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The Main Frame is, but the seat belt plates are just through the floor onto spreader plates.

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