Seatbelt Upper Mounting

Tools required.

  • Scissors [to cut out the drilling template]
  • Centre punch.
  • Drill
  • 5mm drill bit
  • 17mm drill/hole saw/cone cut.
  • Rivet gun.

First start by cutting the template out, there are 2 supplied, one for the left, one for the right. Align the circles on the template with the dimpled in the bodywork.
Centrepunch through the template to mark where to drill the hole for the seatbelt mounting. Yes, we know, there is no template in the picture! I centre punched it lightly and this was me going over the mark.
Using the 5mm drill, drill out the rearmost dimple, this hole will be used to rivet the plate into place.
….and then drill the centre popped mark.
Instead of drilling this hole we used a sheet metal punch that bolts together, the bolt in the middle is tightened and it punches a nice clean hole out. You could use a drill bit, a hole saw or a cone cutter/step drill to do this but please be careful not to mark the panel behind!
Once the hole is punched through then prime and paint any bare metal edges.
Once the paint is dry it’s time to slide the mounting plate into place. You’ll have to take the rear pillar vent out to do this. Align the plate using the rivet and dimple in the metalwork.
View of the riveted plate in situ with the plastic vent removed.
View of seatbelt loosely fitted inside the panel.
All back together, trim panel fitted and the parcel shelf bracket trimmed for free movement of the