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    I am almost certain that harness specced cars had reinforcement plates riveted and bonded to the bulkhead.

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    Yup. Think youíre right Mark. Found some more info here http://www.clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/...l-bar-question At this stage it looks like Iíll be sticking with the 3 point inertia belt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    Wow - what year is that?
    It's a 2005 car

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    Was it a dealer fit thing as my carrozzeria scaglietti brochure says it's one of the other in the UK market..?

    Puzzling as I want harnesses in my 599 but believed it was no go.
    Harnesses were installed at the factory but I believe the inertia real belts were done at the supplying dealership.

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    PS what's the hole in the trim above the seat?
    It's not a hole it's a retractable coat/suit hanger. The driver side has one too.

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    Gets stranger, my car has no such things in the roof as they built into the back of the carbon sports seats. You press a little button and the suit / coat hanger thingy pops out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    Gets stranger, my car has no such things in the roof as they built into the back of the carbon sports seats. You press a little button and the suit / coat hanger thingy pops out...
    Yes, my roof mounted ones are button activated too. They sit flush until activated.

    I assumed they were standard fitment on all F430.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slapshot View Post
    Yes, my roof mounted ones are button activated too. They sit flush until activated.

    I assumed they were standard fitment on all F430.
    No

    My coupe has them deleted and the trim is different hence my ignorance and not knowing what they were.

    Seems unnecessary unlit you to hang a coat with Harnesses fitted whence it makes perfect sense.

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    I have factory fit harness with no inertia reel belts (2006 car) and was very worried that I dont have any coat hangers in my car

    Just had a look and I have the same as slapshot ......... embarrassed to say I never knew they were there I dont have anything at all on my carbon sports seat to hang a coat on. Mod what year is your car ? I am amazed that for the few cars that had harness from the factory fit, that the design has been changed to move the hook to the seat ???

    Here is my hook in the open position

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    I also had a feel of the pillar where an inertia reel would go and I can feel a small sort of void where the inertia reel would go but its just smooth leather trim. I also checked out the attachment points for the rear harness belts and cant find anything obvious i.e no evidence of any sort of plate under the trim. My guess is that the bulkheads were modified on the production line for the few cars that had a harness ???

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    Iím currently looking for an F430 and am holding out for the right car with carbon sports seats.

    Iíve been to see quite a few now and they all feel different. I think the seats came in different sizes. Is that correct?

    Is it possible to adjust the seat other than the recline? I.e adjust side bolsters etc

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    The seats come in small medium and large etc. I main dealer told me thjat the factory changed the spec on most to large as they had lots of people asking for smaller seats then discovering they are to small for regular use.

    My car (2006) the only adjustment is slide backwards/forwards and recline. I have seen others that have a little lever that you can operate which tips the seat forward (like a three door hatch seat). Mod has the seat hook on his and I have a vague memory of someone having a "compartment" on the back of the seat you could slide a map into ? so I guess there are a few designs out there.

    They are very comfortable and I think its one of the most desirable interior features on any 430.

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    Agree with that - allegedly ALL uk orders that spec' medium seats were changed after the first UK car arrived with an obviously 'italian' medium seat and the owner being unable to get in the car

    I will take some pics of mine when I get it back from the workshop.

    It is 2007 car with 60th anniversary plaque

    Seats are certainly a great upgrade

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