Baby inbound!

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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by Alan 480 » Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:02 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:23 pm
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Surprisingly the original very short rear seat belt just fits in to this Maxi Cosy Easy Fix seat base. The baby seat clips on to this. There would be no chance of getting around an actual baby seat to fix one in using the original belts on the early car.
success, :hopping:

but what keeps the diagonal section in vertical mode / next to outside of car
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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:33 pm

The “lap” part and the “chest” parts of the seatbelt are kept together as they go through a guide on both sides, at hip level. The belt is then locked and pulled tight with an expanding mechanism— putting these seatbelts at their absolute limit. This plus the foot that braces against the floor seem to keep it very secure. With the same base in the other cars in “ISOFIX” mode the foot seems to be essential as well.

I’d say that the seatbelt or the ISOFIX mounts are taking the horizontal movement and that any tipping moment is sent to the floor.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2006 Citroen C6 Exclusive 3.0 petrol/LPG
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by Alan 480 » Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:44 am

jamescarruthers wrote:
Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:33 pm
This plus the foot that braces against the floor seem to keep it very secure. With the same base in the other cars in “ISOFIX” mode the foot seems to be essential as well.
so it's not a piece of zimmer frame left in the footwell ? ?? ! :wink:

as you say that would all make sense rather than relying on the back rest.

when we were tiny the carry cot was just set across the back seat for my sister and I sat on a cushion on the tunnel between the front seats of the Hillman Husky (estate) :D
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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:18 pm

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Baby boy, born Wednesday, 7lbs 11oz. We’ve just driven him home in wedge style which I think is a good start to life!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2006 Citroen C6 Exclusive 3.0 petrol/LPG
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by Alan 480 » Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:49 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:18 pm
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Baby boy, born Wednesday, 7lbs 11oz. We’ve just driven him home in wedge style which I think is a good start to life!
CONGRATULATIONS . . .. . .

many more members to come?
Alan

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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:59 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:49 pm
jamescarruthers wrote:
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:18 pm
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Baby boy, born Wednesday, 7lbs 11oz. We’ve just driven him home in wedge style which I think is a good start to life!
CONGRATULATIONS . . .. . .

many more members to come?
Thanks Alan!

Well… there is still a spare seat in the back for another.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2006 Citroen C6 Exclusive 3.0 petrol/LPG
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by Norm57 » Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:23 pm

You have it right,start their 480 life early!

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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:39 pm

Many congratulations ! Hope he was born with a silver spanner in his hand :lol:
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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by dcwalker » Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:45 am

Many congratulations to you and Rachel, James :D

Very pleased to see the little one is straight into the 480 experience - that bodes well for the future!

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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by MisterH » Sun Apr 24, 2022 10:40 am

My hearty congratulations to you two!
:hopping:
Reminds me of the story I think I remember in which my father had to pass a car crash while driving his brand new Mk4 Golf to the hospital to pick me up IIRC (not that I literally remember it). While that car is now a modern classic, it has nothing on the Wedge.

They say that senses are at their most acute in these years, a 480 should be a sensory feast. You could even say it would give him a Born Identity...

Best of luck to you all :D
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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by yorkievolvo » Sun Apr 24, 2022 5:24 pm

Well… there is still a spare seat in the back for another.
And space behind the back seats for several more!
Congratulations Rachel & James.

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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by edie_fox » Sun Apr 24, 2022 7:56 pm

Congratulations to you both! The boys already have coming home in a red ES in common. Haha.
Well done Rachel! :hopping:

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Re: Baby inbound!

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:32 pm

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Continuing the week with the 480 out of the garage and just being used every day for family transport. Last night it took me out for a drink with the guys I met on the NCT course and today, it took us to the hospital and to the shops. It’s great that it’s in the garage of course but it means I often can’t be arsed to get it out for quick trips out so this week has made me v happy in many respects!

People do stare at us in parent & child spaces though as it’s probably not expected we’ve actually got a baby in the back!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2006 Citroen C6 Exclusive 3.0 petrol/LPG
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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