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Old 06-25-2018, 01:15 PM   #1
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Retro fitment of modern seat belts to our cabs

Simple really, we know it gets done.

What is the feeling out there and and who,has fitted them, took photos and want to share please.

Advice on strength, fitting, welding and even sources of best options.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:41 PM   #2
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Re: Retro fitment of modern seat belts to our cabs

Hi Rian

Have a look at tips and tricks section at www.lugnutz65chevystepside.weebly.com shows everything you need for 3 point install, good to see you back working on your truck

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Old 06-25-2018, 02:47 PM   #3
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Re: Retro fitment of modern seat belts to our cabs

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Hi Rian

Have a look at tips and tricks section at www.lugnutz65chevystepside.weebly.com shows everything you need for 3 point install, good to see you back working on your truck

Michael
This is excellent Michael, thank you.


Need to source a set of red belts now
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:26 PM   #4
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Hi Rian

Have a look at tips and tricks section at www.lugnutz65chevystepside.weebly.com shows everything you need for 3 point install, good to see you back working on your truck

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Great link and lots of good info, I'll be bookmarking your page. Question though, where did you get your belts?
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Re: Retro fitment of modern seat belts to our cabs

I installed two 3-point (driver,passenger) and one lap belt (center) in my '63 and they work great. I don't have any pictures of them installed unfortunately and everything is torn back apart now. I did not weld them as the kit I bought is bolt in with proper backing plates. My belts were ordered from Julianos. They have a ton of colors and options.

Edit: I used the 90 degree bracket for the driver side, but I had to order a 60 degree bracket from Jegs for the passenger side floor mount.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:27 AM   #6
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Great link and lots of good info, I'll be bookmarking your page. Question though, where did you get your belts?
A reply that was posted on another forum I use.

If it I still a problem, for them to post to the USA, I could beep by being a UK delivery address.

Ebay link

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RED-Unive...19.m1438.l2649
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:26 AM   #7
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Re: Retro fitment of modern seat belts to our cabs

I used these guys when I did the three point install in mine. Have held up great and work well over time. http://www.andoauto.com/
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I used these guys when I did the three point install in mine. Have held up great and work well over time. http://www.andoauto.com/
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I installed a new set of Andover lap belts in my 66 last night. While I did not use a modern 3point belt, I can say the belts were beautifully crafted. There was no loose stitching on the webbing and the end of the webbing was 'finished'. I would not hesitate to buy from Andover again
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I used belts from https://www.seatbeltplanet.com/ when I had my '65 Nova. They were really knowledgeable, and very easy to deal with. There wasn't a specific kit available for that car, so I just gave them a call, and they took care of everything. The price was pretty reasonable too.

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Old 06-26-2018, 05:59 PM   #10
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Anybody use these guys?

http://www.buckle-up.net/id12.html
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:07 PM   #11
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Re: Retro fitment of modern seat belts to our cabs

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I installed two 3-point (driver,passenger) and one lap belt (center) in my '63 and they work great. I don't have any pictures of them installed unfortunately and everything is torn back apart now. I did not weld them as the kit I bought is bolt in with proper backing plates. My belts were ordered from Julianos. They have a ton of colors and options.

Edit: I used the 90 degree bracket for the driver side, but I had to order a 60 degree bracket from Jegs for the passenger side floor mount.
I too give a thumbs up to Juliano's. The mount plates for under the floor and inside the pillar were first rate.
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:46 PM   #12
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I too give a thumbs up to Juliano's. The mount plates for under the floor and inside the pillar were first rate.
Me too; I think theirs are a step up from seatbelt planet.

Good advice above from everyone. This is an easy upgrade I highly recommend you do!
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I installed two 3-point (driver,passenger) and one lap belt (center) in my '63 and they work great. I don't have any pictures of them installed unfortunately and everything is torn back apart now. I did not weld them as the kit I bought is bolt in with proper backing plates. My belts were ordered from Julianos. They have a ton of colors and options.

Edit: I used the 90 degree bracket for the driver side, but I had to order a 60 degree bracket from Jegs for the passenger side floor mount.
A little torch heat and you can bend the 90 to a 60 for the passenger side.
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I got as far as drilling the holes and installing the nuts up in the cab corners. Then I decided the seat had to go and the replacement had the built in belts.

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