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Retrofitting Retractable Seat Belts


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I read the FAQ on retrofitting retractable seatbelts into earlier cars, but I still have a couple of questions. I want to put a set into my '72. I'm thinking I can use the threads on the B pillar and straight below it on the rocker. But where exactly do I mount the fixed end? I've attached some pics so please reference them in your answers. Thanks a lot.

Kurt

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cut that piece off the fixed part of the seat belt and your good to go. You dont really need it, I dont have them on mine and they work fine.

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cut that piece off the fixed part of the seat belt and your good to go. You dont really need it, I dont have them on mine and they work fine.

Actually, I think they unscrew. Or you could drill a hole for them to fit in, thus eliminating a shift or tilt of the mechanism. I'm sure that's what they were designed for.

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I read the FAQ on retrofitting retractable seatbelts into earlier cars, but I still have a couple of questions. I want to put a set into my '72. I'm thinking I can use the threads on the B pillar and straight below it on the rocker. But where exactly do I mount the fixed end? I've attached some pics so please reference them in your answers. Thanks a lot.

Kurt

the "fixed end" uses the same bolt/location as the retractable end.

there's some washers/spacers/bushings that allow the "fixed end" to be fitted there and still rotate as needed for comfort. (what little it may actually provide)

one bolt

one location

both ends fit

several washers/bushings bits

done

hope that helps

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Actually that tab has a purpose. The retractable belts fixed end needs to be srtaight up and down for it to work correctly. That tab is there to keep the position.

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Actually that tab has a purpose. The retractable belts fixed end needs to be srtaight up and down for it to work correctly. That tab is there to keep the position.

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