TomoHawk

Autocross Chest Strap

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    In my autocross 101 DVD the host mentioned using a chest strap to help your upper body stay fixed when going through the course, but there was no mention about how the chest strap is designed.  I assumed it was just a length of wide belting with a buckle or clip, or some wide Velcro with a D-ring.  You put it around the seat and across your chest, then tighten it.

    Has anyone had one or have some information I can read?  The only thing I have trouble with is keeping the belt in place around the back of the seat, unless you install something up hold the trap up, like some D -rings.

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    Made a chest belt out of a 3'' canvas strap back in 91, burned the ends to keep the fabric from coming apart. Fastened Velcro strips on the ends, worked quite well until I installed a 5 point cam lock in 94 when Hp increased to 218. Didn't move a bit in stock seat.

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    Mine didn't slip, most of the runs were 45+ seconds, butt still moved with normal seat belts. One strip of duct tape on the seat back should hold it up if it does slip. There's a set for $22.88, google cheap racing seat belts. I installed mine in 94, still use it. 

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    the duct tape should work with vinyl seat covers, but mine are cloth, so I will have to think of something else.  Maybe I can add a sort of loop with some dog-rings, or just sew something on.

    See you at Mid Ohio June 21-23

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    17 minutes ago, TomoHawk said:

    the duct tape should work with vinyl seat covers, but mine are cloth, so I will have to think of something else.  Maybe I can add a sort of loop with some dog-rings, or just sew something on.

    See you at Mid Ohio June 21-23

    Consider using adhesive backed Velcro strips on the cloth seat back and belt.  Fairly easy to remove when not needed and the Velcro should hold the belt tight.

    Dennis

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