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Does anyone have a good picture of what the rear seat straps look like in real life?

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  1. Albert Penello

    Albert Penello Karting

    Jul 21, 2019
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    Working on my '85 QV Cabriolet. The rear seats keep falling forward, and I noticed in the manual there is supposed to be a strap with a snap. I assume that connects to the tenax screw on the top of the engine cover.

    But does anyone have a picture of what these straps look like in real life? The picture shows them attached to the center of the seat but if I need to recreate something I'd like to get it as close to possible to an original car. Not sure how they are mounted, what shape they are, where they attach, etc.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ronfrohock

    ronfrohock F1 Rookie
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    I may have some extras. I needed some as well and had a local cobbler make them. I’ll check when I get home tonight.


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  3. Albert Penello

    Albert Penello Karting

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    Thanks again Ron! I'm super interested in what you ended up doing - I see nothing there (no holes or anything) so once again, really appreciate it!
     
  4. donkost

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    I have the strap in the center of the rear seats, but nothing on them which would snap to something else. My rear seats normally remain up even with no snap. Had to make a panic stop once when the line of traffic ahead of me suddenly stopped, and the rear seats flipped down. The four wheel disc brakes worked great however. I also have what I believe to be the luggage straps on the rear seats. No one sits there but I don't want to leave the seats in the downward position as this seems to add creases in the seat leather.
     
  5. spicedriver

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    I'm pretty sure the snap on connectors are the same ones used for the convertible top boot.
     
  6. greatscott73

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  7. greatscott73

    greatscott73 Karting

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    Snap and peg are identical to convertible top boot fasteners
     
  8. Albert Penello

    Albert Penello Karting

    Jul 21, 2019
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    THANK YOU! I assumed it had the same Tenax snap as the tops. This is a huge help.

    Would you mind doing me ONE more favor? It is possible to lift up the carpet a bit and see how/where that strap is secured into the seat? I was looking everywhere for a screw hole or something similar and couldn't find it, and I don't want to randomly drill a hole either. Just curious what they do on the seat side to secure the snap.

    Thanks again!!!
     
  9. greatscott73

    greatscott73 Karting

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  10. Albert Penello

    Albert Penello Karting

    Jul 21, 2019
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    Super helpful, thank you so much again. That's exactly what I needed.
     
  11. moysiuan

    moysiuan Formula 3
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    The OEM tenax fasteners are available, but a bit pricey for the embossed horse logo on the plastic cap. Here is a lower cost alternative...https://eagleday.stores.yahoo.net/tesmheinblch.html

    The OEM one looked like this, the serrated top is for the black plastic cap to fit upon...https://eagleday.stores.yahoo.net/tesmheinchpl.html

    An enterprising fellow has remanufactured the plastic caps, not quite OEM but looks pretty good....https://www.shapeways.com/product/LLU96QT7E/targa-roof-tenax-fastener-button-cover

    (I think I have noted the correct sized items, it was some years ago where I bought two of the first items I recall, so check to make sure the sizes I noted are correct, they have all the measurements for each one. In any event, this is a good source. Boat supply companies also use tenax fasteners).
     
  12. greatscott73

    greatscott73 Karting

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    I love the repop one that says "horse" on it! Even has a stretched "h".
     

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