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Old 01-04-2017, 03:50 PM   #1
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Car seat addition

We just had our first baby 7 months ago. She's finally get big enough to hang with me lots more. I really enjoy my 71 but forgo taking it when she can go with me.
I have a bench seat and would love to put her in the middle and mom and I can take our places.
My idea is to add anchors off the stock inside belts (lap belts). Using these anchors I can attach her car seat mount and snap her car seat in.

Any thoughts from anyone about this plan?
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:01 PM   #2
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Re: Car seat addition

I had 3 belts in the front of my 70 GMC and just belted backwards into the middle one.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:25 PM   #3
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My 71 Chevy had all 3 belts up front.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:21 AM   #4
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Re: Car seat addition

My daughter just announced that I'm fixing to be a grandpaw so I have been a lot about the car seat situation lately.
I showed my wife this.
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For some reason she didn't approve...
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:35 AM   #5
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Re: Car seat addition

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We just had our first baby 7 months ago. She's finally get big enough to hang with me lots more. I really enjoy my 71 but forgo taking it when she can go with me.
I have a bench seat and would love to put her in the middle and mom and I can take our places.
My idea is to add anchors off the stock inside belts (lap belts). Using these anchors I can attach her car seat mount and snap her car seat in.

Any thoughts from anyone about this plan?

Problem I see is.. todays car seats are HUGE... will it even fit and if so. will you and the misses fit once it is in..
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:40 AM   #6
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Re: Car seat addition

I've had my 1 yr. old neice's carseat (rear facing) in the front and back seats of the 'Burb several times and just put the middle belt up over the notches (intended for such use) on each side. Plenty of room for the passenger on each side of it - 4th is just a pain to catch when she's in front.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:22 AM   #7
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Re: Car seat addition

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My daughter just announced that I'm fixing to be a grandpaw so I have been a lot about the car seat situation lately.
I showed my wife this.
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For some reason she didn't approve...
that's hilarious! We did't even have car seats, we loved it when momma had to stop short, we all went flying! Like goin to the amusement park without leaving the car.

to answer rowdy, there's room & it's nice to have the child right beside you, I didn't like my kids in the back seat, I could't see them well. I was a nervous dad & was always worried they would choke on something (I have no idea what) When my wife drove she spent more time looking at the kids in the rear view than she did on the road.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:43 PM   #8
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My daughter just announced that I'm fixing to be a grandpaw so I have been a lot about the car seat situation lately.
I showed my wife this.
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For some reason she didn't approve...
That's great. It won't fly at my house either but that's a blast from the past
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:44 PM   #9
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Thank y'all for the replies. I will add the anchors
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:32 PM   #10
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I would also go to your local Fire Department. Most offer free car seat inspections and info. I would show them what you got and ask their opinion on how to make it as safe as possible. It's been over 21 years since iv had a car seat in my vehicle so I know I'm gonna be scared to death!!
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