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73 Seatbelts question/thoughts?
#1
My 73 was mostly restored by the previous owner, and they did a great job and kept nice detailed records. It is not the original color, etc so I am not worried about too much change to the car.

My problem is the seatbelts. The front female ends were rotted away when I bought the car, so just as a temporary measure to drive it without dying, I put the rear female end onto the front driver side (yes, even though they are shorter). That worked for about 5 drives. Now that female end is falling apart. The plastic is just crumbling.

I haven't found just the female ends of the belts at a price I'm willing to pay without thinking they will just crumble away again, and every replacement belt I have seen won't fit the male retractor end of the lap belt, which is in great shape.

I can sew and have a sewing machine that can sew the seatbelt ends back together. Should I take replacement male and female parts and put them into the original belts? Or just bite the bullet and replace them, belts and all?

Anyone tried this before?

-Cheryl/Muppin
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#2
Personally I would stay away from self - repaired seat belts.
You could send them out for repair but it is expensive.
What about after-market belts - they have become nicer looking in the past couple of years.
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#3
I had these guys repair a non Mustang seat belt for me:

https://ssnake-oyl.hostasaurus.com/mm5/m...ry_Code=RS

I think it was like $40.

I understand about costs...but I also understand about face hitting steering wheel...face costs more.

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#4
Oh hey, that website might be what I'm looking for! Thanks, Wolverine!

Wolverine;102588 Wrote:I had these guys repair a non Mustang seat belt for me:

https://ssnake-oyl.hostasaurus.com/mm5/m...ry_Code=RS

I think it was like $40.

I understand about costs...but I also understand about face hitting steering wheel...face costs more.
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#5
These work nice

http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=3092
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#6
Great advice wolverine. I will send one of mine to while the vert is in storage.
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Wolverine;102588 Wrote:I had these guys repair a non Mustang seat belt for me:

https://ssnake-oyl.hostasaurus.com/mm5/m...ry_Code=RS

I think it was like $40.

I understand about costs...but I also understand about face hitting steering wheel...face costs more.

I called these guys and the price must have went up.
For a reweb and restorations(re-chrome and what not) $140(back) per seat and $200 per seat(front), $680 for the car
Just reweb was $115/per seat(back), did't get the front.
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#8
i used ssnake this was like 10 years ago. i bought a set of shoulder belts from them. i remember it was at least 100$ back then
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#9
Hi Cheryl/Muppin,

What do you exactly need from the seat belts?
Please a pic. from the item, maybe (me) are other people can help you...
Pictures helping me,mine technical language is not so good, and the rest((please don't say anymore about it))
Haha,

Greetings from Belgium

Big Grin
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#10
Muppin,

I have a brand new pair of seatbelts that I'm willing to let go cheap. I bought them from cjpony parts for my interior refresh and ended up not using them.

http://www.cjponyparts.com/scott-drake-s...3/p/SBP-V/

PM me if you're interested.

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