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Seat Belt
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The shoulder harness fits into a hole on the seat belt of my '71 Grandé. This is probably the same for all Mustangs of that year. The problem being it keeps popping out and I have to reattach the harness. Bought a set of OEM belts on eBay to use while my originals are being restored. I noticed on the passenger harness there is a piece of plastic as seen in the pictures but none on the driver's side. Anyone ever heard of a fix for this piece of plastic. I know I could swap belts but would prefer to deal with a "malfunctioning" harness rather than a passenger having to. Unless I pull the harness tight it will occasionally come loose. Thought about using some electrical shrink wrap tape, any other ideas?

mike


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You could try multiple layers of electrical shrink tubing or maybe a rubber o ring as a temporary fix. Does CA require the use of the shoulder belt or can you get by using only the lap belt? Chuck
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c9zx;32875 Wrote:You could try multiple layers of electrical shrink tubing or maybe a rubber o ring as a temporary fix. Does CA require the use of the shoulder belt or can you get by using only the lap belt? Chuck

I think federal law mandated shoulder belts in 1968.
In California you are required to use whatever the car came equipped with from the manufacturer.
The shrink tape sounds like a good start.

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I would just wrap it several times with flolded over electrical tape for an easy quick fix. The shrink wrap would work too...just more of an effort IMHO.

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goodnigh;32883 Wrote:I think federal law mandated shoulder belts in 1968.

That's interesting, 'cause my 1972 only has lap belts all the way around. I can't even find any provisions for shoulder belts, so it looks like it came from the factory like that. Unless someone did a really good mod job.

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sm3570;32914 Wrote:
goodnigh;32883 Wrote:I think federal law mandated shoulder belts in 1968.

That's interesting, 'cause my 1972 only has lap belts all the way around. I can't even find any provisions for shoulder belts, so it looks like it came from the factory like that. Unless someone did a really good mod job.

The screw holes are there under the head liner, just above the window. Chuck
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Ah, now I know what you're talking about. Those funny looking star-headed studs (next to the hanger hook) must be for the shoulder belt then?

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sm3570;32920 Wrote:Ah, now I know what you're talking about. Those funny looking star-headed studs (next to the hanger hook) must be for the shoulder belt then?
Yes. That is for the shoulder belt. Chuck
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c9zx;32922 Wrote:
sm3570;32920 Wrote:Ah, now I know what you're talking about. Those funny looking star-headed studs (next to the hanger hook) must be for the shoulder belt then?
Yes. That is for the shoulder belt. Chuck

Cool, thanks Chuck. Someone took them out at some point.

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sm3570;32914 Wrote:
goodnigh;32883 Wrote:I think federal law mandated shoulder belts in 1968.

That's interesting, 'cause my 1972 only has lap belts all the way around. I can't even find any provisions for shoulder belts, so it looks like it came from the factory like that. Unless someone did a really good mod job.

My '72 had a factory drivers side shoulder belt, but only a lap belt for the passenger as evidenced by no hole in the headliner on the passenger side. There are threaded bosses built into the roof of the car behind the headliner on cars that didn't come out with the shoulder belt option and you can find them by running a finger along where the belt should be until you find a 3/8" hole depression behind the liner.

I had to install Australian Standards lap/sash belts in both front and read in order to get the car roadworthy for Australian registration (had to drill mounting holes in the parcel shelf for the rears), and I'm pretty glad they made me do it because I'm glad my front and rear passengers have got that extra protection.

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