Driver side pillar strap?

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fdsitter
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Driver side pillar strap?

Postby fdsitter » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:19 am

Hi - I'm window shopping for a used 350/370 convertible and I'm wondering if it's feasible for a strap / assist handle to be attached to the driver-side windshield pillar. Is it strong enough? is the pillar pre-configured for an aftermarket add-on like this? Etc. As I'm aging rapidly and my lower body mechanics don't work as well as they once did, I'm looking for a means of assistance for getting in and out of the car. Ideas? Thanks!


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VStar650CL
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Re: Driver side pillar strap?

Postby VStar650CL » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:26 am

The pillars are plenty strong, they're reinforced on a ragtop. However, there are wires and probably an airbag underneath the trim, so you'll need to plan and measure carefully about where and how you attach the strap.

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Re: Driver side pillar strap?

Postby fdsitter » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:39 am

Thank you, vstar!

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Re: Driver side pillar strap?

Postby VStar650CL » Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:09 am

You're most welcome! Post some "during" and "after" pics if you can, I know a few other elderly Z owners who might be interested in the same sort of thing. Happy motoring!


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