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Old 02-20-2016, 10:42 AM   #11
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That's really nice to know! With our passenger seat up front we used a seat that already had a buckle built in and attached the anchors to the frame beside the door. So if the whole bus comes apart the seat belt should come with it and me!
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:15 PM   #12
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All the seats that I have pulled out have had the seat belts attached to the seat frame. I would assume that you would want to do the same.
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:58 PM   #13
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Thank you grumpina, I didn't mean to upset and/or aggravate you
I never imagined the frame and body separating? I have watched older videos of school buses more around my buses age and frame in mountain/hill roll test and head on collisions and they didn't seperate and from crawling and working under my 86 Wayne/Thomas it (in my opinion) would take a lot to make the two seperate.
If you have a make, model already or are interested in a specific one then look up specific test.
The seat belts I bought from j.c.whitney came with all the proper grade bolts and washers. They are not self retracting or fancy in anyway but they are secure 3-point belts.
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Old 02-20-2016, 01:37 PM   #14
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Just to add a small suggestion: Ask the manufacturer of your bus for the strongest anchor location.

In Quebec, they ask that seats and belts be installed by the manufacturer "for safety reasons". Their reasons are bullshit, they just don't want to deal with structural studies for anchoring seats.

But their suggestions isn't THAT bad. The builders of your bus ARE more knowledgeable about which part of it will hold up in a crash...

Just a thought!
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:51 AM   #15
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