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Old 06-11-2021, 08:29 AM   #226
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Old 06-14-2021, 09:34 PM   #227
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Just finished up a nice set of Charcoal Black belts for a forum member.
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Old 06-19-2021, 07:23 PM   #228
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This is a Burgundy set that was cleaned and restored for someone. Throughly cleaned and dyed. Rust removed from the mounts. Retractor mechanisms were cleaned and lube for better retracting. Buckles were also disassembled for through cleaning of debris that get trapped inside the buckles. These turned out quite nice. I didnít take the time to take Before photos, been really busy trying to get everyoneís belts done and shipped out to them.

Going to take a few weeks off on doing anymore belts, although I still have a couple of prior commitment sets to complete. I desperately need to get some projects done around the house this summer. Garage space is needed for an up coming Garage Sale. Plus Big Red needs some undivided attention. I havenít even had time to get her out and stretch her legs this year.
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:18 PM   #229
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Got a set of Charcoal Black restored for someone. First pic is before on the retractor casings. The rest are after. I got going on them and didnít get any before pics.
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Old 07-13-2021, 05:42 PM   #230
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These were done for a forum member. They were done in the 77-79 Blue. They were pretty dirty and faded, but in fairly good condition. Throughly cleaned and dyed. Buckles were disassembled for through cleaning, debris and rust removal. New emblems for the buckles.
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Old 07-13-2021, 05:45 PM   #231
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A few pics of the cleaning of the buckles.
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Old 07-13-2021, 05:47 PM   #232
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Old 07-13-2021, 09:32 PM   #233
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I’m absolutely blown away at how nice these came out Tina, your high standard of quality shows in your work. I cannot wait to install these in my blazer. Thanks again!

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Old 07-14-2021, 06:40 AM   #234
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Iím absolutely blown away at how nice these came out , your high standard of quality shows in your work. I cannot wait to install these in my blazer. Thanks again!
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Old 08-17-2021, 11:43 AM   #235
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Completed another set of Charcoal Black seatbelts for someone.
A couple before pics, and then after.
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Old 09-09-2021, 08:00 PM   #236
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73-75 Saddle 2 point seatbelts restored for a fellow forum member. And did I ever mention, I love these 2 point belts! There is just something about those buckles, so classic.
Here are the Before Pics. Last pic is after through cleaning
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Old 09-09-2021, 08:04 PM   #237
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And After. These also got new emblems.
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Old 09-09-2021, 08:07 PM   #238
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1987 Charcoal Black that were restored for someone. These were also paired up with a set of NOS Center Buckles
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Old 09-13-2021, 04:45 PM   #239
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Restored another set of Charcoal Black belts for someone. These were pretty filthy and rusty. So the Restoration consists of through cleaning, rust removal. The buckles were disassembled for through cleaning also. Check out the Before & After pics.
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Old 09-13-2021, 04:46 PM   #240
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Old 09-13-2021, 04:54 PM   #241
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Nice work! What year are these for, they look different from the set before them? Which of the two would fit in my 77'?

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Old 09-13-2021, 05:28 PM   #242
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Nice work! What year are these for, they look different from the set before them? Which of the two would fit in my 77'?

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The set in post #238 are 1987. These are 77/78-86. All of them will work. GM just made a minor model change to the seatbelts, leading into the next generation of trucks. Much like the engine. The 1987 was the first TBI engine.
I personally like the 1987, because of the lower profile.
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Old 09-14-2021, 05:09 AM   #243
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TK thanks. The search begins for either style. I know the charcoal are harder to find. I'm also thinking about going back to a bench seat and feel that the 81-87 will be a better choice.

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Old 09-14-2021, 09:47 AM   #244
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TK thanks. The search begins for either style. I know the charcoal are harder to find. I'm also thinking about going back to a bench seat and feel that the 81-87 will be a better choice.

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I have both, probably more of the 87 style then the other. They just all need the restoring process. Most of the ones I do are for people that have sent me their belts to restore, but I do have a stash of belts that I have acquired.
And to be correct on these belts, for the color, these are the Charcoal Black. They are one in the same. There was no black or just charcoal, they are all Charcoal Black.
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:15 PM   #245
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TKCR: I have a question. Have you found a set on factory looking alum rivet for the 81-87 tall re-coil covers. Are are you using just rivet.
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:17 AM   #246
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TKCR: I have a question. Have you found a set on factory looking alum rivet for the 81-87 tall re-coil covers. Are are you using just rivet.
These rivets?
The 87 belts, in the last photo, those take a longer rivet.m
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:42 PM   #247
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This set of 1987 Burgundy started out pretty nice, compared to a lot I see. It did have some minor fading. These got the usual treatment of being throughly cleaned, plastics freshened up with dye. Buckles disassembled for cleaning of debris. New emblem were installed.
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Old 09-19-2021, 07:31 PM   #248
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Nice! Good to see this stuff being rejuvenated and put back into use.
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Old 09-19-2021, 07:38 PM   #249
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Nice! Good to see this stuff being rejuvenated and put back into use.
I cringe, thinking about all the belts I left behind in the trucks at the Pic-N-Pulls. I would pull the seats for restoration, but left countless belts behind, until I tried restoring a set that I did find. That's what got all this started.
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Old 09-20-2021, 10:42 AM   #250
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I hear you. I think we all have those thoughts. But at least we're doing what we can with what we have access to now.
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