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Seat belt shoulder lap
#1
Finding more things in my Mach 1 that I can't figure out or maybe missing something. This one relates to the lap belt system. Please see pictures. Am I missing a longer strap? There is one attached to the roof with a loop, but can't figure out what to do with it.


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#2
that loop on the end of the belt used to be elastic like underwear, it is suppose to hook to the roof hook in front.

like this
[Image: roofbelt_zps14ede75d.jpg]

what happened was the elastic piece is dead and it won't tighten the belt up so it hung down and got in the way.
thus it was folded over and jammed into the metal clip to hold it.

you can replace the elastic on the belt and tighten it up it will take some sowing. or you could unbolt the belts and take them to a upholsterer and have them touch it up.
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#3
The buckle of the shoulder strap should be at the back of that loop and detachable. They should look similar to the two longer buckles shown at left here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-to-1973-For...7675.l2557

They should snap into the back section of the main lap belt buckle.

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#4
It looks like i have a section of the strap missing. I guess i have to look for another strap.
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#6
At the rear where the belt is connected to the roof, lift that plastic cap and the end disconnects from the hanger. This is the portion that clips to the lap belt system. Just lift that little plastic cap where the bolt is holding everything to the car, and it will be magical for you.

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- Nik
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#7
71_resurrection;196223 Wrote:At the rear where the belt is connected to the roof, lift that plastic cap and the end disconnects from the hanger. This is the portion that clips to the lap belt system. Just lift that little plastic cap where the bolt is holding everything to the car, and it will be magical for you.
Thank you guys. Little by little I am figuring this thing out. I feel like a moron. I was not able to lift the plastic cap, but I pulled real hard and the clip came out. I think it was not used in so long that the plastic molded around the clip. Now, how do I attach it to the belly strap? See picture. Some attachment should go there, right? Also, it is kind of short.


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#8
Weird, the belt on your passenger side looks like it has the correct connecting latch, but the latch on your drivers side looks like its from one of the rear male latches. Here are some pictures that I just took to help you out a bit.

Here is what the top of the connecting latch looks like from the shoulder strap.
   
This is the connecting "snap" that hooks into the lap belt.
   
Here they are laying next to each other, the "snap" latches into the holes on the male side of the seat belt latch just to the right of the button release.
   
This is what it looks like latched.
   
Latched from the underside.
   
This is the male end on the rear belt like I was talking about above.
   
This is the fragile plastic retainer that bolts to the car under the belt through the hole that you can see on the far end. The whole assembly covers the bolt for aesthetics, and the hole that my fingers are through is the hole that the "snap" connects to when you don't want to use the shoulder strap.
   

Remember, on this forum, there are no stupid questions. Not one of us (well maybe a fewSmile) are experts, and we can all learn from each other at all times. Good luck getting this mystery connection on your driver side figured out.

- Nik

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#9
71_resurrection;196253 Wrote:Weird, the belt on your passenger side looks like it has the correct connecting latch, but the latch on your drivers side looks like its from one of the rear male latches.

Thanks Nik. Actually, both the drivers and passenger latches are the same. And you are right, the connecting latch of my lap belts matches the one on my rear seat. Weird!
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#10
somebody put 1969 shoulder belts from a cougar in your mustang.

hit up don at ohiomustang.com and see if he can source a set for you.
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