Triumph TR6 Factory Seat Belts
Availability of original seat belt kits is very limited - refer to ‘Replacement Seat Belts’.
We include the factory listings here for their historical significance as well as for the many cars that, especially in the case of later TR6s, still retain their original seat belts and therefore, may require service items.
Anyone who has travelled on a motorcycle, at any speed, particularly in wet conditions or heavy traffic may wonder at laws demanding car users to wear seat belts. There may be drivers mature enough to recall the exhilaration of driving an open sportscar, preferably on a nice day, un-belted and un-speed restricted. Both motorcycles and open sportscars offer the same sort of excitement and pleasures. All this changes rapidly if something goes wrong, at which point the security of being cocooned in a car fitted with modern seats becomes most attractive. Many sports car owners take the aspect of security further and fit a properly developed and designed rollover bar (see ‘Aley’ Roll Bar in ‘Hood & frame’ section).
Laws and seat belt design do change, luckily not too frequently but, other than at shows and autojumbles, the reality of trying to match a period design of seat belt exactly is very slight. Inevitably it is the drivers belt that wears out or gets damaged. Luckily the replacement market is well looked after with a range of belts incorporating modern safely standards with discreet design. It isn’t essential to change belts in pairs, but aesthetically it looks better.
Anyone who is used to a modern car with self-adjusting, retractable belts will find it quite difficult to return to a ‘static’ lap or lap and diagonal type, but all tastes are catered for. The type to be fitted should be considered early on if rebuilding a car to ensure that mounting points and reinforcing are in place prior to painting and trimming.
Interior Trim Information
If you modify it - then you own it!
All our re-manufactured interior trim is produced to the highest standard. If you genuinely believe that any of our trim (seat covers/carpets etc) does not/will not fit then we will either exchange it, or offer a full refund (in line with our normal procedure). However, if any item of trim has been modified in any way whatsoever (ie cut, trimmed, unstitched, etc) by the purchaser in an attempt to rectify a problem, then any claims for faulty goods will be Null & Void.