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3 point seatbelt conversion
#1
Has any one installed a 3 point shoulder belt?
If so what brand and how did it work out?
Any one heard of this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...K:MEWAX:IT
Need to upgrade from the stock lapbelt.

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1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

Jorge
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#2
I did read an article in Mustang Monthly about a should belt conversion, I think it was on a 67 convertible.

I'd love to do that with my vert also, but don't want it to look like a hack job or something out of place , it has to look like it belongs.


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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
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#3
Where would you anchor the shoulder belt? I have seen some who used later factory seats with integral seat belts. Maybe that's a possibility. I feel way less than secure with a nearly 40 year old lap belt.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#4
droptop73;18713 Wrote:Where would you anchor the shoulder belt? I have seen some who used later factory seats with integral seat belts. Maybe that's a possibility. I feel way less than secure with a nearly 40 year old lap belt.

I know what your saying Jeff.....especially when someone cuts in front of me and you have to hit the brakes.

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
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#5
droptop73;18713 Wrote:Where would you anchor the shoulder belt? I have seen some who used later factory seats with integral seat belts. Maybe that's a possibility. I feel way less than secure with a nearly 40 year old lap belt.
I would assume similar to a Fox body mustang, just under the rear quarter window above the crank.
I felt slightly insecure doing 105 mph at the dragstrip, with cement walls everywhere.
The lap belt has to go


here is another for almost double the price, must be twice as good
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...K:MEWAX:IT

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1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

Jorge
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#6
http://www.julianos.com/seat_belts.html
did this 12 years ago, trying to put up pix but not working for me!
Adrian
adrose;18771 Wrote:http://www.julianos.com/seat_belts.html
did this 12 years ago, trying to put up pix but not working for me!
Adrian

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adrose;18771 Wrote:http://www.julianos.com/seat_belts.html
did this 12 years ago, trying to put up pix but not working for me!
Adrian
adrose;18771 Wrote:http://www.julianos.com/seat_belts.html
did this 12 years ago, trying to put up pix but not working for me!
Adrian

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#7
Thanks for the pics, adrose! I was wondering how that would work.

Let us give you a proper welcome by posting a hello over in the Introductions section of the forum.

Thanks again,

Doc

Doc

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Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#8
I just installed the 3 point set in my 73 conv. this weekend. Very pleased with results. Buckles look period original though don't match what I took out. Wanted the shoulder harness and didn't like the safety aspects of 40 year old belts. I bought the set from Mustangs Unlimited $200+. Used only about 10% of the hardware kit as its a multi-generational kit. It came with a bolt with an angle piece attached that attaches to the door jamb. Had to bend a little to get the rivit holes to align properly, easy. I would have preferred the bolt to be about 1/2 longer but thats life. Looks good, kind of like "factory" as it sits on the vertical wall just below the top edge, but had to bend the plastic rear quarter inside piece some to get the bolts on. It didn't crack and I plan on using the heat gun to mold it a little, then re-paint the pieces. Took it out for a three hour drive afterwards and they worked & felt well.
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Alwayswanted73conv;22022 Wrote:I just installed the 3 point set in my 73 conv. this weekend. Very pleased with results. Buckles look period original though don't match what I took out. Wanted the shoulder harness and didn't like the safety aspects of 40 year old belts. I bought the set from Mustangs Unlimited $200+. Used only about 10% of the hardware kit as its a multi-generational kit. It came with a bolt with an angle piece attached that attaches to the door jamb. Had to bend a little to get the rivit holes to align properly, easy. I would have preferred the bolt to be about 1/2 longer but thats life. Looks good, kind of like "factory" as it sits on the vertical wall just below the top edge, but had to bend the plastic rear quarter inside piece some to get the bolts on. It didn't crack and I plan on using the heat gun to mold it a little, then re-paint the pieces. Took it out for a three hour drive afterwards and they worked & felt well.

Pics would be great if you get a chance. Smile

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#10
I was at work yesterday when I posted and planned on taking some photos to add today. Here they are.         The bracket in the door jamb doesn't look too bad and doesn't interfere with door closing at all. You drill through two sheet metal pieces and the interior 1/4 plastic to get the bolt through. I alligned the hole through the strongest part I thought on the inside metal above a ridge in the metal. The plastic inside is bent in about 1/2 inch. I will be using the heat gun to mold it a little better for a more permanent flex.

When you wear the belts, they comfortable ride over your shoulder. I'm 6' and they fit fine. I have a MB CLK430 cabriolet as my daily driver and the seat belts fit pretty much the same with a simlar mounting angle.


73vertproject;22024 Wrote:
Alwayswanted73conv;22022 Wrote:I just installed the 3 point set in my 73 conv. this weekend. Very pleased with results. Buckles look period original though don't match what I took out. Wanted the shoulder harness and didn't like the safety aspects of 40 year old belts. I bought the set from Mustangs Unlimited $200+. Used only about 10% of the hardware kit as its a multi-generational kit. It came with a bolt with an angle piece attached that attaches to the door jamb. Had to bend a little to get the rivit holes to align properly, easy. I would have preferred the bolt to be about 1/2 longer but thats life. Looks good, kind of like "factory" as it sits on the vertical wall just below the top edge, but had to bend the plastic rear quarter inside piece some to get the bolts on. It didn't crack and I plan on using the heat gun to mold it a little, then re-paint the pieces. Took it out for a three hour drive afterwards and they worked & felt well.

Pics would be great if you get a chance. Smile

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