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Old May 29th 06, 08:08 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.rec.cars.misc
BoPeep
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Default seat belt thingies/wotsits

Any idea peeps what those plastic button thingies on a seat belt are
called - they stop the buckle bit from sliding all the way to the bottom.
Mine has been trapped in car door and fragmented. Can't get one off the back
seatbelt to use without it going crack-buggerit. Need to order one from
dealer if local motorfactors doesn't do them.


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Old May 29th 06, 09:05 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.rec.cars.misc
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Default seat belt thingies/wotsits

Arturo Ui wrote:
Any idea peeps what those plastic button thingies on a seat belt are
called - they stop the buckle bit from sliding all the way to the
bottom. Mine has been trapped in car door and fragmented. Can't get
one off the back seatbelt to use without it going crack-buggerit.
Need to order one from dealer if local motorfactors doesn't do them.


When I worked at Autoliv, they were called 'Buttons' and were applied
using the machinery that wound the webbing onto the retractor. (reel)

If you are anywhere near a UK car plant give them a call and ask for
the guy from the supplier who supplies the seatbelts for the
production line - probably from Autoliv, Allied Signal or TRW.

He will have a scissor-like tool that will apply another button in
about 2 seconds.....

You'll have to ask him nicely, though.....


Although they aren't safety related (unless you bodge the hole a lot bigger
or something equally daft) so you could use anything else that goes through
the hole, makes a bulge and stays put... got any epoxy putty?




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Old May 29th 06, 09:09 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.rec.cars.misc
Arturo Ui
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Default seat belt thingies/wotsits

Any idea peeps what those plastic button thingies on a seat belt are
called - they stop the buckle bit from sliding all the way to the bottom.
Mine has been trapped in car door and fragmented. Can't get one off the

back
seatbelt to use without it going crack-buggerit. Need to order one from
dealer if local motorfactors doesn't do them.


When I worked at Autoliv, they were called 'Buttons' and were applied using
the machinery that wound the webbing onto the retractor. (reel)

If you are anywhere near a UK car plant give them a call and ask for the guy
from the supplier who supplies the seatbelts for the production line -
probably from Autoliv, Allied Signal or TRW.

He will have a scissor-like tool that will apply another button in about 2
seconds.....

You'll have to ask him nicely, though.....

Artie


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Old May 29th 06, 09:23 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.rec.cars.misc
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Default seat belt thingies/wotsits

The message
from "PC Paul" contains these words:

Although they aren't safety related (unless you bodge the hole a lot bigger
or something equally daft) so you could use anything else that goes through
the hole, makes a bulge and stays put... got any epoxy putty?


Or just sew a button on! Front-side in, for preferrence, and take care
as you sew so you push between the threads to reduce the chance of
weakening the webbing.

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Old May 30th 06, 12:35 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.rec.cars.misc
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Default seat belt thingies/wotsits


Guy King wrote:
The message
from "PC Paul" contains these words:

Although they aren't safety related (unless you bodge the hole a lot bigger
or something equally daft) so you could use anything else that goes through
the hole, makes a bulge and stays put... got any epoxy putty?


Or just sew a button on! Front-side in, for preferrence, and take care
as you sew so you push between the threads to reduce the chance of
weakening the webbing.


And to make a really neat job, put a button on both sides (the original
was like that after all) - does double the price of the repair, but as
the parts are comming from granny's button tin, shouldn't be ruinous!

 




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