If you would like to join the DLOC, please visit the Club's website https://www.dloc.org.uk/
Please don't post someone's email address. Some people don't want to risk it being harvested by spambots and GDPR regulations discourage it.
Always look at "ACTIVE TOPICS" which gives all posts in date & time order if you can't find a post or "Your Posts", as topics are sometimes moved.
Reg. nrs. Please add reg. nr. when posting a photo or anything about a car as this will help searches. Don't add punctuation next to nr. as this negates search.

Grab handles

Post Reply
Warsash 2
Posts: 258
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:53 pm

Grab handles

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

Hi
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.
Thanks
Kind regards

Colin

User avatar
Vortex O'Plinth
Posts: 793
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:15 pm
Location: Gloucestershire

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..
Capture.JPG
Nick

Pas d'elle yeux Rhône que nous.

Ian Slade
Posts: 440
Joined: Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:54 am
Location: Akrotiri Cyprus

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.
Owner since the 70's, Genghis is slightly to my left.

Post Reply