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Rear seatbelts for 68'


Arshloch

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My 67 has no rear belts, they were optional. As far as I know, they were required in 1968 by DOT specifications. Either your car was built in 67 or maybe its a Euro car. 67-68s came with front lap belts only, no shoulder belt. Someone probably removed yours. What's the build date of your car?

Jeff
1975 Alfa Romeo GT1300Junior w/1600 transplant (I'm still stuck on 1600's LOL)
2006 M3 White/Red - Orig Owner,6spd,ZCP, sunroof delete
SOLD 1967 1600 #1517644 "Florida"/Brown w/sunroof, SOLD 1968 1600 #1564660, RIP 1970 1600

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Mine is #497 of the first 02s built for the US market. (I figure it was built in January or so of 68'). Technically it's a 1600 with a 2 liter motor.

I see only two mounting spots on the sides below, but no other 2 to secure the belts in the middle (nor on the pillar), + there no signs of anything being installed in those holes.

I need that for a vehicle inspection here in BC.

68' 2002 DD

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Mine is #497 of the first 02s built for the US market. (I figure it was built in January or so of 68'). Technically it's a 1600 with a 2 liter motor.

I believe there were 2153 1600s built in 1967 for the US market, starting in Aug '67. Yours, therefore, would have left the factory in 1967.

Les

'74 '02 - Jade Touring (RHD)

'76 '02 - Delk's "Da Beater"

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I believe there were 2153 1600s built in 1967 for the US market, starting in Aug '67. Yours, therefore, would have left the factory in 1967.

Les, I think you are about right on the number of 67's for the US market, but they were building them in early 67, maybe even late 1966 for the US market. Mine is a US car built in Feb 1967. As a interesting side note, the early 67 cars, like mine, came with US gauges and owner manuals but all the underhood stickers were in German. I'm not sure when the English stickers started, definately by 68.

Jeff
1975 Alfa Romeo GT1300Junior w/1600 transplant (I'm still stuck on 1600's LOL)
2006 M3 White/Red - Orig Owner,6spd,ZCP, sunroof delete
SOLD 1967 1600 #1517644 "Florida"/Brown w/sunroof, SOLD 1968 1600 #1564660, RIP 1970 1600

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You guys are talking about 1600s or 02s as well. Should I assume, my 02 was built in 67' but sold as a 68'?

I'm mostly talking 1600's, but the earliest 2002's like yours share some of the early 1600 features.

Jeff
1975 Alfa Romeo GT1300Junior w/1600 transplant (I'm still stuck on 1600's LOL)
2006 M3 White/Red - Orig Owner,6spd,ZCP, sunroof delete
SOLD 1967 1600 #1517644 "Florida"/Brown w/sunroof, SOLD 1968 1600 #1564660, RIP 1970 1600

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You guys are talking about 1600s or 02s as well. Should I assume, my 02 was built in 67' but sold as a 68'?

Sorry, got confused by your 1600 reference. Your 2002 would have been manufactured in '68.

Les

'74 '02 - Jade Touring (RHD)

'76 '02 - Delk's "Da Beater"

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