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Scott Drake 3 point seat belts
#1
Has anyone installed these belts in there 71-73? https://www.cjponyparts.com/scott-drake-...3/p/SBR9B/ If so, any pictures on how they mount? I bought these but there is no instructions on how to mount them. Thanks, Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#2
I have them and they work OK. You end up with a twist thats a little goofy, and they ride high on your neck. But they do work. I just remember the long bracket goes behind the retractor. It's not tough, you will figure it out.
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#3
I also have them as well, though they are not Scott Drake Branded, they are made by the same people.
I cant remember w ho actually makes these, but what you want to do is find the manufacturer. They are located in Florida.
They make a set for a van that has a drop link on the part that attaches to the roof. That would be one good way to lower the point on the roof so they are more comfortable.

The installation is pretty simple. It only took me an hour or 2. The hardest part for me was locating the attachment points in the roof. Thanks to some good pictures posted on the site, I managed to find them. Then I had to figure out what size bolts and what thread style they were. They are 3/8" Coarse thread. They thread in about 3/4". After that it was pretty simple.

Even with the standard Roof link it is fine. It would just be more comfortable if it had the drop link.

Here is my thread on the install.
https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-3-po...-solutions


I also found this helpful,
http://www.andoauto.com/1968-73_Mustang_Seat_Belts.htm

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#4
I was under the impression that I could just use all the original mounting points, shoulder and the retractor. So I basically have to drill holes in the floor for the retractor?

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#5
yes.  The stock retractor point will not work.

CJP has a video of the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC6Uk5g9y6o

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#6
I have them as well.  Followed the directions and they work great!

Eric

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(12-04-2018, 08:54 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: I have them as well.  Followed the directions and they work great!
Do you have any pictures? I would like to see where and how you mounted the retractor. Thanks, Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#8
I did not have to drill any new holes to mount everything? Where did you have to drill?
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#9
The mounting brackets for both the retractor and belt anchor are fastened with the same bolt in the factory anchor point.

Sorry about the crappy picture (I just took it in a poorly lit garage with a 3.0MP flip phone camera, along with being an all black interior, and me bent over trying not to aggravate my sciatica), but I think it gets the point across.  This is the passenger side (camera on the transmission tunnel looking toward the passenger side - front seat pushed forward on the left side of the pic).  I mounted the belt-end forward of the retractor so they didn't interfere each other (made the most sense to me).

   

Hope this helps.


Dang... someone needs to vacuum. rofl

Eric

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(12-04-2018, 06:53 PM)jowens1126 Wrote: yes.  The stock retractor point will not work.

CJP has a video of the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC6Uk5g9y6o

Oh Man.  DO NOT follow the directions on this video for '71-'73 Mustangs.  That video is a great example that one size does not fit all - you shouldn't use those instructions for the later model cars with factory shoulder belts.  I almost have to say, "Shame on CJPP for not making a separate video the later model cars - how many people have unnecessarily drilled new holes in their later model Mustangs following these directions?"  That, and that headliner is so poorly installed, I had to look again because I thought the car might've been a convertible - what a horrendous job.

Come to think of it, I don't recall having instructions for my kit, either.  I guess it all just made sense to me, or something.

'71-'73 Mustangs have anchors for 3-point belts from the factory, just not in such a tidy package like the Scott Drake system.  The upper anchor was for the shoulder belt that tucked up against the headliner trim piece when not in use, and clicked into the receiver along with the lap belt, which was mounted at the factory lap belt retractor/anchor point on the inner rockers just behind the door openings.

Use the shoulder belt upper anchor for the pivoting piece of the 3-point belt system, and the factory lower anchor points for the retractor & belt anchor, and receiver (transmission tunnel) locations.

I don't know if the 'verts have anchors for shoulder belts in what I would imagine to be the same location as where they have you drilling the first mounting hole, but I would expect that method to work for the 'verts.  But as for the coupes and sportroofs, you won't have to drill any new holes.

I hope this helps someone to not punch any more holes in their '71-'73 Mustangs.

UPDATE: That video is for the $110 No-Name/CJPP 3-point seat belt kit. The Scott Drake 3-point belt kit runs about $185 and are for the later model Mustangs ('68-'73' with factory shoulder belts) - requiring a separate set of mounting hardware for earlier models.

Eric

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