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PostPosted: November 26, 2017, 3:20 pm 
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So I priced out some seatbelts on "seatbelt planet". Then got to thinking maybe I should just get a set from the wreckers out of a newer pickup, maybe something like a dent side truck. I don't want anything fancy. A black 3 point belt for each side and a black lap belt for the middle. I would like an all steel buckle of similar style to my 62 unibody.

What would you guys do? Aftermarket or start watching the wreckers?

Nic

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Aftermarket belts are going to be just over 200 USD.


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PostPosted: November 26, 2017, 5:07 pm 
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I bought new belts.

Here’s the thing about wrecker belts- I looked..


Some wrecks were bloody.
Some were cut.

Some were greasy.

To each their own..

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I plan to use the Andover company's belts.

http://www.andoauto.com/index.html

Probably the plain T-bird non retractable lap belts.

http://www.andoauto.com/TBird.htm


We had a set of these belts in a Studebaker when I was a kid.
Simple and almost indestructible, easy to use.
I'm not a fan of late model belt setups, retractors fail, latches get stubborn, just plain poor quality.

If I stumble across a set scavenging a wrecking yard so much the better.

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http://www.julianos.com/Seat-Belts-s/96.htm


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PostPosted: November 30, 2017, 8:20 pm 
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I bought seat belts out of a wreck and installed them and didn't like the way they work then bought new ones and put them in and there pretty good . If you want the wrecker ones you can have them just pay shipping. There tan. Tom

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we get many trucks in with belts,, BUT we cut them for the reason we do not want to be responsible for people's lives ++ no telling how many I had to cut to get people out of their belts cause they jammed on them

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PostPosted: December 6, 2017, 12:59 pm 
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mercuryv8 wrote:
So I priced out some seatbelts on "seatbelt planet". Then got to thinking maybe I should just get a set from the wreckers out of a newer pickup, maybe something like a dent side truck. I don't want anything fancy. A black 3 point belt for each side and a black lap belt for the middle. I would like an all steel buckle of similar style to my 62 unibody.

What would you guys do? Aftermarket or start watching the wreckers?

Nic

*Edit*

Aftermarket belts are going to be just over 200 USD.
Could be thin up top. A customer rolled and totaled his then one year old 1992 F-250 SuperCab. The 1986 cab that was used had the shoulder brace bolt in a different spot. The original owner had it 10 more years and the second owner set it out to pasture a couple of years ago. Every time I saw it I thought of those big washers I put behind the shoulder mounts.

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