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Grab handles

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Warsash 2
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Grab handles

Post by Warsash 2 » Tue May 21, 2019 3:15 pm

As any one fitted grab handles to an SP passenger side. If so where did you get them from?
Margaret is having to support herself when I am driving but I do not want to fit seat belts as the are a problem for her.
Photographs of where they are fitted would also be very useful.
Kind regards


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Vortex O'Plinth
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Re: Grab handles

Post by Vortex O'Plinth » Tue May 21, 2019 3:54 pm

Our SP has no seat belts either and my wife suffers the same problem. Interestingly an early development car was fitted with a grab handle by the factory (Brian Long's SP250 book - pages 38/39) but the dash layout was rather different to that of production cars.

The siting of the glovebox really only leaves the crashrail as a mounting option, but this would either need removing or 'hardening' locally as for the mirror mount.

Here's a LHD SP with a grab handle above the glovebox, but with the glovebox latch in the way, it doesn't look particularly convenient..

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Ian Slade
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Re: Grab handles

Post by Ian Slade » Tue May 21, 2019 5:07 pm

If I was going to fit one and I'm not, I would fit it to the door, if the passenger has long legs then the dash is probably a touch too far. Make up a strengthening strip in perforated galvanised or stainless steel and glass in above the door card, the grab handle could be nicely done in a good quality leather as in the rear seat of the Majestic/ Major limousines.
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