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Old May 10th, 2013, 01:42 PM
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Scared of Seat Belt Mount!

Im putting on my Paramedic hat, and cant help but be scared sh&tless of the seat belt mount that MOD uses coming off of the rollbar. One good dip on the trails and it seems like that bad boy in going through my scull. And no, I dont really want to upgrade my seats.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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You're thinking about it all wrong...any incident you'd ever have in a LR that was/is older than 10 years would be all bad regardless...wear a helmet all of the time like me...you think you get looks because of the LR, try driving one with a helmet.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Old May 10th, 2013, 02:43 PM
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If you are worried about safety you would have never bought a 26 year old Land Rover
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Old May 10th, 2013, 02:47 PM
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Good for the MOD then good for what ever you will get in.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 03:13 PM
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You might want to try a MOD series with a fuel tank under the drivers seat......
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Old May 10th, 2013, 08:57 PM
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Only way I can figure out how to get a FRAKIN picture on here...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...0&l=5f739b9f48

And believe me, I totally get the 26 year old rover thing. Im not Mr Safety. This was just one of those things I saw last night and was like scratching my head going WTF were they thinking?!?!?!?
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Old May 10th, 2013, 09:07 PM
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Man I really cant see it that well...even if I enlarge the photo.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 09:45 PM
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Only way I can figure out how to get a FRAKIN picture on here...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...0&l=5f739b9f48

And believe me, I totally get the 26 year old rover thing. Im not Mr Safety. This was just one of those things I saw last night and was like scratching my head going WTF were they thinking?!?!?!?
Man up! Galpin drives a '66 Series with NO TOP and nothing but a lapbelt to work every day in DC traffic.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 10:02 PM
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Man up! Galpin drives a '66 Series with NO TOP and nothing but a lapbelt to work every day in DC traffic.
So you're saying he hardly gets faster than 10mph?
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I think he is worried about the steel plate that extends forward from the roll bar that the seat belt attaches to. In the attached image it's right at the top of the head rest to the right.
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Don't know if this the same cage as you have Josh, but this might give everyone an idea of what you are talking about.
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a lap belt would be stellar! no massive piece of steel aimed at the back of your head!

------ Follow up post added May 10th, 2013 10:13 PM ------

ahhhh boys, yes! thats the one. "killer" as Im now calling it.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 10:21 PM
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There's a cage just inches away from it...how is your head going to get impaled by it? Wrap it in something if it's that scary.

There is a thread dedicated on how to post photos in the Support section of the forum, if you are unsure of how to post pics from your computer.
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I guess its hard to tell from the pictures how easy it would be man... Im not going to wrap it lol
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Old May 11th, 2013, 12:07 AM
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There's a cage just inches away from it...how is your head going to get impaled by it? Wrap it in something if it's that scary.

There is a thread dedicated on how to post photos in the Support section of the forum, if you are unsure of how to post pics from your computer.
To be honest, the first time I saw my 90 I kinda thought that my skull was going to end up looking like a head on a pike outside a cannibal camp. It's kind of unnervingly close.

But then I got over it and realized the thing is a death trap anyway, the last thing I should be worrying about is the damn seat belt mount.

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Not DC traffic, but NOVA traffic. But as Neil says, they are death traps anyway. Driving is inherently dangerous, and it hasn't stopped most people from doing so daily

Either way, I think you'd need to be really bounced around for that to hit you, and if not bouncing on the trail say, you have bigger problems to worry about if that's where your head is

It has a plastic cover over the bolt - seems most cars have the same issue anyway? Or is it the cage itself you are worried about? Just put a pad on it then.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:23 PM
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Well, I'm pretty sure the MoD did think that the driver was going to be wearing a helmet at all times... Looks like a good place for some self adhesive foam pipe insulation from the big box hardware store.
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Well, I'm pretty sure the MoD did think that the driver was going to be wearing a helmet at all times... Looks like a good place for some self adhesive foam pipe insulation from the big box hardware store.
I was thinking the same...but enjoying the posts...
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