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how can i make a racing harness

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how can i make a racing harness
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:07 PM
i want to make a racing harness with red craft ribbon. but i dont know how to make the clips and the rest of the seat belt. can some one help me please.

cody
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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:09 PM
If you don't feel like scratchbuilding the clips, you can buy a set of photoetched racing harnesses from Detail Master. Then all you need is the seat belt material. Red craft ribbon will do just fine.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 28, 2005 2:05 PM
Hey cody, I use the Nexcare cloth tape made by 3M, that you can find in any first aid dept in most stores. I found mine at Wal Mart. I've seen it at Grocery stores also. This has an adhesive back to it so it will stay put once you apply it to the seats. I had to use a little white glue in a few spots, but for the most part it works good. I lay a length of tape out on a piecs of glass. Color it the with a sharpie the color I want...let it dry and then cut the length( a little long) that I need. I use Detail Master seat belt hardware and I attach the belt to the harware and then to the seat. Here are a few pics of the process and how it looks in a car. This is for a rregular car but the process is the same for the racing harness. I hope this helps you cody......

The tape....



on the glass and colored with the sharpie.....



The belt hardware....



In the car....

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 4:36 PM
That looks awesome!! is that interior for your Mustang??
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:46 AM
Yes AH887 it is, and thank you for the nice words. I know this isn't the racing harness cody but...it's built the same way, except with different harware.
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Posted by 7055 on Sunday, August 21, 2005 4:05 PM
For the seatbelt material I use Suede ribbon, it tends to have a more realistic texture than normal ribbon. For the Seatbelt hardware, If you're not going to buy photoetched, You can cut it out of thin sheet styrene then paint it chrome silver. Since it usually doesn't come out looking chrome with a brush the finish looks very close to what it should be. Hope this is of some help.
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  • From: Charlotte, NC
Posted by weaver on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 12:19 PM
I know this may not directly answer you question but I thought it could be helpful Smile. I just got through making a 5 point harness for my WRX. I used a Detail Master set that comes with material for the belts. It was very time consuming but worth it. The kit cost about $5 and it includes 2 complete harness's. You can build it with it buckled or unbuckled. I used a green marker to paint it with to resemble a "Takata" brand belt. The seatbelt material provided may not have the texture like craft ribbon but for the scale I think it is fairly convincing. It still needs to have the locking mechanism attached but here's a pic.


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