As mentioned, I’ve been collecting parts for couple-few years anticipating Operation Cockpit Revisited. Almost missed out on these Britax 3-point harnesses from ebay UK because the seller only offered “local pick up only”. Luckily I know good people so I called in a favor from my friend Andy Boyle who made all the arrangements for me. Thanks Andy!
The decision to go with Britax instead of Repa came after consulting with both Tom Callahan and Tim Barker based on the the respect I have for their approach and mindset to projects. Tom built up one of the most outrageous ST tribute cars which is fully documented here on the E911SREG and Tim is currently restoring a 911TR which utilizes Britax- see here. The Repa harnesses being offered by a gentleman in Canada are stunningly beautiful and probably period correct for my car but they are a mixture of repro and refurbished parts and I’m going original and patina.
The one thing I haven’t got 100% confirmation on is the color combo of the labels. These are usually yellow with black text but everything else is the same. I know that the labels are being reproduced so I can always opt to swap them out but I do like white/red combo. Let me know if you guys insight on the matter.
The labels cleaned up nicely with a toothbrush dipped in diluted Tide detergent.
Pulled these original factory supplied eye bolts from a ’68 912. They’ll replace the later hard rubber coated versions I had refurbished with Plasti Dip. I had always thought the rubber eye bolts were correct for my year but as mentioned these came from a ’68 so maybe they transitioned mid-year to the hard rubber versions as stock was depleted from the Porsche parts shelves. Either way, I like these ones better because they’re easier latch in-out with the larger holes. The two on the left have been cleaned up by wire brushing and metal polish.