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Old 10-29-2020, 10:38 AM   #76
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Very nice. I have a set of aftermarket lap belts in my '67, but they are not the same.
No they are not. Aftermarket serve their purpose, but they are not very appealing to look at. I have absolutely fallen in love with the older, wide buckle lap belts.
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Old 10-29-2020, 06:48 PM   #77
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Just completed a set of CarmineRed belts for someone. These turned out good compared to what we started with. They were very faded, but that’s usually what happens with the reds.
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Pic #3 is after a good bath and good scrubbing
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:34 AM   #78
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Just completed a set of CarmineRed belts for someone. These turned out good compared to what we started with. They were very faded, but thatís usually what happens with the reds.
Pic #1 & 2 Before
Pic #3 is after a good bath and good scrubbing
Pic #4 & 5 is After
look great!
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:39 AM   #79
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Restored a set of 79-80 Camel Tan belts for someone. I literally thought these things should have been trashed, but a gave it my all. One of the buckles was smashed too. Luckily I had a bunch of mixed matched belts, so I found a buckle to replace it with. So the usual, through cleaning & scrubbing, several times. These were filthy, fuzzy and faded. Then prepped them for dye.
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Old 11-05-2020, 07:21 PM   #81
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Now for the AFTER.
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Old 11-06-2020, 12:57 PM   #82
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Great work on those!!
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Old 11-06-2020, 04:09 PM   #83
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Once you've been at it for a while all those little bits and pieces you keep in bins start to come in handy.
Very nice work as usual
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Old 11-06-2020, 07:20 PM   #84
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Great work on those!!
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Once you've been at it for a while all those little bits and pieces you keep in bins start to come in handy.
Very nice work as usual
You are correct. I can kick myself, because early on I did pitch a few items, thinking I would never use or need it. Not anymore! Iím saving everything, you just never know. Just like that buckle, I had a replacement thankfully!
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Old 11-17-2020, 02:36 PM   #85
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Just completed a set of CarmineRed belts for someone. These turned out good compared to what we started with. They were very faded, but thatís usually what happens with the reds.
Pic #1 & 2 Before
Pic #3 is after a good bath and good scrubbing
Pic #4 & 5 is After
That someone would be me haha. Thanks again, far exceeded my expectations now theyíre to nice to install in my truck. Seat will be next. Thanks Tina!
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Old 11-17-2020, 02:51 PM   #86
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That someone would be me haha. Thanks again, far exceeded my expectations now theyíre to nice to install in my truck. Seat will be next. Thanks Tina!
Cool, I didnít know you were over here on the forum. Glad you like them.
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Old 11-17-2020, 04:15 PM   #87
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TK, your sig says that you are from Ohio, but I would have guessed Las Vegas as you are certainly a magician!

Now I definitely want to get a small sand blast cabinet and hope that my belts come out half as good as yours!

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Old 11-17-2020, 05:12 PM   #88
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TK, your sig says that you are from Ohio, but I would have guessed Las Vegas as you are certainly a magician!

Now I definitely want to get a small sand blast cabinet and hope that my belts come out half as good as yours!

Great Job!
The only thing I sandblast on the belts, is the mounting tab. It takes a lot more than that to make the belts look good, mostly soaking & scrubbing and more soaking & scrubbing and more soaking & scrubbing, lol.
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:07 AM   #89
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Restored a set of Charcoal seatbelts for someone. These were filthy, and the left side retractor was cracked in several places. First time at fixing these, but I used epoxy to the cracks, from underneath the retractor casing. They will definitely hold tight, but I will have to master hiding the cracks better. But they turned out a whole lot better than what we started with. Also took the buckles apart for through cleaning & lubing, to get the buckle buttons functioning properly again. Also replaces the buckle covers with used & better looking ones. Webbing has the usual fading.
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During the repair of the cracks and buckles.
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After Pics. Like I said earlier, I need to master the covering of the crack better. This was my first time repairing cracks this bad on the retractor casings.
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These 81-83 CarmineRed belts were done for a board member, 1981_c10. They had a little bit of drys spots on the very top of the retractor casings. Belts were pretty filthy and some rust on the buckles. Took the buckles apart for through cleaning & lubing. The lap belt buckle was pretty rusted, so it was swapped out with a nicer used buckle. So here are the Before pics.
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After Restoration.
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Thank you and I would be happy to do your seatbelts. You can also message me thru my FB Page for my seats. The link is on my Signature.
TKCR, i have sent a pm to you....

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Old 11-23-2020, 11:54 PM   #95
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I havenít received one.
hhmm.. well anyways I resent ya one please let me know if this one fails too...
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These look incredible! So stoked to put them on however it will be after christmas as my truck is headed to paint next week!
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:44 AM   #98
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Got that one and responded
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These look incredible! So stoked to put them on however it will be after christmas as my truck is headed to paint next week!
I canít wait to see your truck completed. I bet you are excited.
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First time at restoring Blazer belts. Customer wants all these to match his 81-83 Blazer Gray. So some of the plastic parts are the darker 84-87 Blazer, so those will have to be dyed to match. Got everything taken apart and cleaned at this point.
Pics #1 & #2 are before.
Pics #3-#5 are after a good cleaning. Stay tuned for updates. I had to order dye, so I wonít be able to do any of that until it arrives.
And Iím also working on a set of Black/Charcoal belts. Those are hanging to dry also, in the last pic.
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