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Source for child seat seat belt brackets?

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Good afternoon all. I have a jumpseat/child seat for my 140, and the seatbelt, but no seatbelt bracket. I looked at a friend’s 140 and the brackets are very simple, standard Seatbelt brackets. Does anyone have a source for these?
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Are you talking about the triangular fitting with the bolt hole and slot in it that the belt loops through and then bolt to the airframe, if so, Aircraft Spruce has them, and probably WagAero.
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Well - turns out that these are not available from any of the normal sources - anyone have a child seat with seat belt that you would be willing to provide pictures of? I am going to have to fab the seat belt attach points but the parts catalog photos are pretty grainy. Would love to have dimensions if anyone has these brackets.

I guess the alternative would be to install the seatbelt 172-style with the little triangle brackets bolted to an eye bolt - any thoughts on that?
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Check your private messages.
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Checked my aircraft - probably OEM installation since I have known/been involved with this aircraft for 50 years! "Bracket" is just a rectangular piece of al 1.5" X 3'' and top third bent forward about 30 degrees with three holes - top one for seat belt connection and the bottom two are bolted to the cross piece at the rear of the baggage compartment floor which looks like two AN 3 bolts facing aft. Metal "tab" looks like about .040". Each tab bolted to the outboard end of the cross piece close to the fuselage wall..
Easy tab to make - if you haven't resolved the issue, I can make better measurements and mike the thickness of the al. At my age, I don't do pictures but if you are pressed for time, probably get daughter to transmit photo.

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PS You may be talking about the end of the seat belt and not the structure connection. You didn't respond to my above entry. When Jphn C gets involved, one generally doesn't need any more assistance!! :)
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Thanks all. John sent the drawings and there is a cut sheet. The drawings don’t show materials though. I assume these are aluminum. If you have one, would love to know material and thickness. Looks like there are 3 metal tabs; a bushing with a 2.5” bolt through it holds the 2 double bent tabs that the belt attaches to, with a 3rd single bent tab sandwiched between bolted to the airplane. Very simple design.

The tabs I can make, the bolts I have, and the bushing I will have to find. Already have the seatbelt and seat, and an upholstery shop is making a new pad for me this week. Now I’m thinking I might need to upgrade to a 4 place intercom so the back seater can participate in the conversations.
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