DIY Child Safety Seat Ideas
This DIY is
contributed by Aaron Schreder (A.J.)
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DISCLAIMER **I can in no way vouch for the safety of the arrangement
shown on this page. This page is only intended for the sharing of ideas, and has
not been proven to be more safe or less safe than any other
arrangements for mounting child seats in any vehicle. I am not aware if this setup
is legal to use for small children, and have not checked to
see if it meets Federal standards for child size or child safety. PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE
Evenflow Odyssey V
|The design of the Breverra
works great as a booster, but when used with the harness its useless. The anchor
points for the belt in the rear of our cars sits too far forward of the crease, This is
why no one can get the Breverra to work with kids our age and or size. There is an amount
of slop that can not be adjusted out with the three point seat belt, even with the top
tether in place. The lap belt eliminates a lot of play. It can't overcome the design
of the Breverra.
settled on an Evenflow Odyssey V. It is just a seat with a harness, there is no drop
down bar. in conjunction with the lap belt and tether, there is absolutely no
movement with this seat in place.
The tether point
|The Century Breverra comes
with a tether mounting point that I used. It's worth getting the seat just to get the
deck in our cars was designed with the tether mount in place. but it wasn't put into
production. The hardest part of mounting the tether is removing the airbox. You will need
a right angle drill to finish the piercing the hole through the speaker deck. The tether
gusset and top hole are already in place. If you haven't removed the entire airbox
before, please allow a good half day for this project.
|The outline for the tether
hole is cast into the back of the speaker deck. Cut carefully and you should be fine.
I posted a request for help
in installing the airbox. A wonderful person from Boston provided a detailed explanation.
I think it is in the archives under airbox.
Lap belts from a 964
|Derek's idea to use the lap
belt from a 964 is probably the best idea for those trying to figure out how to get a
child seat into the back of a 993.
lap belt 964.803.015.00.70B
||Finally, this is not a huge
undertaking. However it is helpful to have some similar experience to fall back on for
reference. There will be one or two circumstances that will come up that call for good
judgment based on past mistakes.
good luck, derik
Page last updated: Wed 1/18/2017 02:18:17 AM