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    Hello folks,

    I'm trying to fit a kiddy seat in the middle seat at the back of my 52 Veccy-C, but the seat belt is too short to got around the child seat

    I've had a quick google around for seat belt extenders, but they don't look like they'd fit the non-standard centre buckle/clasp.

    Do VX do one of their own? Main stealer looked blank when I asked him. Has anyone got any other suggestions?

    Thanks,
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    Thought you weren't supposed to fit them in the middle, the 2 I've had said that you weren't supposed to in the destructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockh View Post
    Thought you weren't supposed to fit them in the middle, the 2 I've had said that you weren't supposed to in the destructions.
    This one doesn't mention that you shouldn't. According to RoSPA, so long as the rear centre seat has a 3-point belt, it's the safest place for them to be.

    Thanks mat100edt, I'm not 100% sure how that would fit though...

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    there is a drawing on the ebay advert.

    either in the boot or under the rear seats. The bottom of the seat belt will be bolted to a mounting point on the cars chassis, un bolt this, then bolt one end of the extension piece to the car chassis and the other bolts to the original lug on the seat belt that you have just removed from the chassis.

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    Valid point from RoSPA, must be a manufacturer thing though as the centre belt on all my cars has always been shorter than the other 2, they must expect the 3rd person to be a matchstick or be able to sit on a bit of 2 x 1 in the case of the signum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mat100edt View Post
    there is a drawing on the ebay advert.

    either in the boot or under the rear seats. The bottom of the seat belt will be bolted to a mounting point on the cars chassis, un bolt this, then bolt one end of the extension piece to the car chassis and the other bolts to the original lug on the seat belt that you have just removed from the chassis.
    Hmm... So that'd mean I'd end up with a nut and bolt holding the two parts of the seatbelt together, next to kiddy seat and the rear passenger?

    Would that safe?

    Thanks for all your help so far, btw

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    yeah it would apear so, not all that glamorous

    you could always sleave this joint with some thing, maybe one of those black seat belt shoulder pad/neck protector things.

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    Thanks mat. I'm wondering if I can get another clasp made up, possibly by one of those disabled vehicle adapting places.

    Here's the link to the RoSPA guidance, in case anyone is interested:
    http://www.childcarseats.org.uk/choosing/position.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by philtr View Post
    This one doesn't mention that you shouldn't. According to RoSPA, so long as the rear centre seat has a 3-point belt, it's the safest place for them
    This is true, I looked heavily into it, and with my mother running the pediatric A&E department she got me loads of info. It comes down to side impact. All I will say though is the Vecs rear seats are bucket like, and the middle one being raised, this makes the child seat move a bit too easy side to side. If you have a child seat with an extendable foot that locks down when fitted then this solve it. Also my personal best buy say the rubber seat protectors, it really bites the child seat to the car seat. HTH

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