Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 16:38:18 GMT From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> Subject: Re: C900 Rear seat belt bolt.
in article 1156946938.053247.88080nospam2000cwc.googlegroups.com, Al at alistairdorenospamo.com wrote on 30/08/2006 15:09: > I recently removed the C-pillar trims to re-cover them. A fine job I > did too, even if I do say so myself! (Photos of the whole job will > follow...) However when replacing the seatbelt guide the threads > stripped and I cant torque the bolt up to the required 33ftlb, no-where > near. I'd be interested to see a walkthrough - I have mine to do soon. Did you re-do the speaker mounts and parcel shelf as well? I intend to follow on from the parcel shelf, through the speaker mounts, C pillars and then headliner. > Now the bolt screws into a captive nut, which is welded into the > chassis/body, and its this nut which has stripped out. WHY was the > bolt designed with a stronger thread that the captive nut, and has > anyone got any experience/ideas of how to fix this problem. My rear > off-side seatbelt is currently U.S. Sorry ... I've not this far yet :) I know PDA (on UKSAABs, etc) has undertaken the same job ... Maybe he can shed a little light if no-one here can help. I'm sure there's someone here though. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/