Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
Hello everyone, sorry for not contributing for a while – work has been all-consuming. Hope everyone is well.
I have a possibly stupid question, but which seatbelts fit the Melos? Do I need to look for anything in particular? They are three-point inertia reel standard jobbies.
Standard in most Duttons is the four point inertia reel setup.
1 - base of the roll bar, this is the reel mounting point.
2 - top of the roll bar (shoulder runner)
3 - floorpan to the side of the drivers seat.
4 - floorpan behind drivers seat near tunnel.
This is best suited to an inertia reel with a fixed stalk on position 4 similar to a ford capri.
Aftermarket replacements are available from various manufacturers but Securon do a good range of fitting types and also belt colours (for the fashion conscious)
This setup applies to Melos, Phaeton 3/4, Legerra and Sierra as standard.
All the above will need new mounting points if the double shoulder strap type racing harness are used.
I can find a wholesaler for those if you need to replace yours, I do try to help people keep the costs down where I can.
Failing that if you need part numbers etc I can source those.
I need new ones for one of mine as it's interior is changing colour to brown so i'm going with 'beige / gold belts.
The old black ones have been well used but will cross over the garage into another Dutton project.