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Old 04-08-2018, 07:41 AM   #1
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Reproduction Seat Belts?

Does anyone sell a quality set of parchment repop seat belts for our Blazers and Jimmys? I have Googled, searched Classic Heartbeat, GMC Paul's and all of the other big parts vendors and can't come up with a source. I have my original set, which looks horrible, and the cost of having them remade at one of the places that specializes in that service is blood-chilling. And to add to the fun, I have 3 sets of belts in my back seat.
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:00 PM   #2
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

My parchment belts were filthy but cleaned up nicely with bleach spray cleaner, water and a stiff nylon brush. Lots of scrubbing and rinse water but I am happy with the results.
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:54 PM   #3
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

I tried too but with less success, mainly because mine have rust marks on them. I used bleach and Oxy-Clean and they did lighten up a lot, but still look cheesy on my restored truck.
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Old 04-09-2018, 02:44 AM   #4
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

I was looking at these:

http://www.seatbeltsplus.com/categor...eat-Belts.html

There are other options out there but nothing that will be perfectly original that I have seen.
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:07 AM   #5
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=657298
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:47 PM   #6
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

CLR maybe on the rust?
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:03 PM   #7
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

I searched and searched for my 72 suburban. I only found black. Every other color is not original looking.
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:37 AM   #8
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

I gave up searching for NOS or repops and sent my original set off to Ssnake-Oyl in TX for a very expensive makeover. I don't have them back yet but will post pictures when they return.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:59 PM   #9
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

I'm okay with buying black belts. I think i'm going to change the webbing to orange to match my paint (yes, i'll deviate a bit from original).

Any recommendations for where i can buy original looking black hardware for front buckets and back bench for a 72 jimmy? I dont want to modify my original parchment seatbelts (keeping them around in case i want to go back to stock look).

I plan to send them out to a vendor that has the right color orange for webbing for my jimmy.

Pointers (with links) would be super helpful!
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:33 PM   #10
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

I'm having a company called Python Restoration out of Texas do my parchment seatbelts right now as I'm writing this. Stewart is the owner and he is a great guy but he's very busy and it isn't cheap. I will certainly post up pictures when I get the belts back from him. As far as I'm concerned, it's the only way to go.
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:16 AM   #11
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

Have you looked here:

http://www.seatbeltstore.com/product-p/ju6772ct.htm

It's where I got mine, for my truck. I believe you can ask for samples. And I like that you can get GM metal buckles,
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:48 AM   #12
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I'm thinking about ordering from these guys: https://www.seatbeltsplus.com/product/HL205P.html
Just ordered samples from them.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:53 PM   #13
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I'm having a company called Python Restoration out of Texas do my parchment seatbelts right now as I'm writing this. Stewart is the owner and he is a great guy but he's very busy and it isn't cheap. I will certainly post up pictures when I get the belts back from him. As far as I'm concerned, it's the only way to go.
I have parchment belts with him as well. Should have them back in July he says.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:08 PM   #14
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

I have mine back from Ssnake-Oyl in Texas and am very pleased with the results of the makeover. Here are some before pictures with a few extra pieces that I had picked up included.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:11 PM   #15
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Here is my set of 5 pairs after their transformation. New webbing and labels, retractors rebuilt, metal parts replated, receivers rebuilt and new GM labels put on.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:23 PM   #16
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Wow!! Those turned out great
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:06 AM   #17
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

What did the resto cost?

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Here is my set of 5 pairs after their transformation. New webbing and labels, retractors rebuilt, metal parts replated, receivers rebuilt and new GM labels put on.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:49 AM   #18
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Just south of a grand and they turned them around in about two months.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:36 PM   #19
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

I would say money well spent with the new webbing and all. Especially if they are for a total restoration. Very nice.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:52 PM   #20
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Re: Reproduction Seat Belts?

Of course my belts are for a 73-87 truck, but when I changed my interior color from Maroon to Charcoal, it was nearly impossible to find OEM seatbelts. So I ended up doing aftermarket belts instead. Since then, I have found some OEM Charcoal belts. I will send them in for a quote. I'm glad I happened across this thread. It would be nice to have the original belts back in the truck.
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