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On my Excel there used to be two steel straps in front of the driveshafts connecting the sides of the rear seat tubs. Now they have rusted away. Anyone know the purpose? Are these rear seatbelt mounting points?

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Yes , and it is common for these to need replacing.
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As above and lotus bits have just had a batch of stainless ones made.

It’s an MOT fail if rear seatbelts fitted or required to be fitted.

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Alan_M wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 19:33
As above and lotus bits have just had a batch of stainless ones made.

It’s an MOT fail if rear seatbelts fitted or required to be fitted.

No issue here, it's not a requirement and there are no belts fitted. It's an easy enough piece to make but I doubt it will ever make it to the top of the to-do list ;)
But thanks for the reply's !

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