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Old 02-27-2006, 01:00:35 PM   #1
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seat belts in a 73 camaro?

Hi.
I would like to know what kind of seat belts where in a 73 camaro?
Here in Sweden, I think they had to install 3point belts in front and in back. But they look awful and I want a more correct look.

did the 73 have only lap belts in front and in back?

also I need good pictures of at least the front belts installed so I know how they look!

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Old 02-27-2006, 10:40:46 PM   #2
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I believe 73 was a one year only type of seat belts. Hopefully some 73 owners will chime in on this one. I have heard them called the exploding seatbelts because they came apart easy. I am just going on memory here .

I have a set of upper shoulder belts that I pulled from a 73z if interested. Thanks, Russ



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Old 02-28-2006, 12:10:50 AM   #3
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Thats a good questions I hv a 73 z..in the front I hv the lap belt..and the shoulder belt is folded up again the headliner...never used it ..I shud take a look at it and see how it works with the lap...in the back I have just lap belts...
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:03:32 AM   #4
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Thats a good questions I hv a 73 z..in the front I hv the lap belt..and the shoulder belt is folded up again the headliner...never used it ..I shud take a look at it and see how it works with the lap...in the back I have just lap belts...

Thats exactly right. Lap belts all around. Except the front has an extra shoulder belt that you can clip onto the lap belt.... this is tucked in at the headliner (just above the plastic molding.)
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Old 02-28-2006, 02:07:26 AM   #5
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pictures of the shoulder belt mounted would be great. the retractable roll up device, where is that mounted?
I have 3 point harness in front and back, and want do get rid of it!
the retractable roll up device, is mounted inside the rear armrests. the plastic it cut up and the belt comes through there. looks and works terrible!
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Old 02-28-2006, 06:39:08 AM   #6
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I am putting these belts in the rear!
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:08:57 AM   #7
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pictures of the shoulder belt mounted would be great.
Some pics from my '73 with original belts. (AFAIK)


Lap belt roll


Shoulder belt in plastic retainer above door


Belt parts unconnected


Diagonal belt attached


Complete assembly


Bonus pic of rear left side belt
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:16:57 AM   #8
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oooh so that's what the wierd looking thing over the door was for! I thought there was something wrong with the fitment of that piece
now I know.
Now I have to see if I have to have shoulder belts at all here in Sweden.
Can't find any info on that.
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:37:54 AM   #9
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HOA, exelent pictures. I am allso looking for seatbelts for my -72, but it is not easy to find them here in sweden.
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:23:48 AM   #10
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HOA, exelent pictures. I am allso looking for seatbelts for my -72, but it is not easy to find them here in sweden.

The reason my car still has original belts seem to be
that it was registered by someone that lived abroad
and brought it in under the lighter rules that apply
when moving between countrys, it has exemption
"T71C Flyttsaksfordon" in the registration papers which
apparantly gives it exemptions against various
swedish rules. (Rules that forced a lot of cars to be
modified with non original parts that often had a bad fit, look etc.

I haven't been to inspection since I bought it but the previous
owner told me to make sure they know it's a "flyttsaksfordon"
should any concerns arise during inspection since there AFAIK are
rules that otherwise demand three point belts in the back seat from
early 70's, lap belt is allowed only in the non-existant middle seat so
that's not applicable to a camaro, three point belts are needed in
the front (does not need to be 'roll-up' model until '74 if i recall
correctly, and they probably need some kind of markings to
be approved at inspection (if they are checked at all) , the jungle of
rules can be searched on www.vv.se search for VVFS (Vägverkets författningssamlingar)
or check with you local inspectors so you don't get rejected at inspection due to the belts.

Note: I'm not 100% sure about the correctness of the above but
that is as I interpretered it when browsing through the rules
concerning another old car some time ago, anyway it is good to know
these things ahead of time if it becomes an issue during an inspection
to be able to discuss it with the inspector.
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Old 03-01-2006, 06:15:01 AM   #11
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Yes most camaros i have seen has non orginal belts, and as you said, they dont fit/look very well.
My -71 has the orginal belts and i have been to the carinspection two times and had no problems. But things like this can be different depending what station your at.
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:15:30 PM   #12
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Hi Hyperion.
I think I have a complete set of 1973 black lapbelts for the backseats.
I also have a pair of really nice 1972-81 black arm rest panels, since yours were cut up.
Roar S. (Norge).
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:42:14 PM   #13
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Roar Stamland, I allready have new lapbelts for the backseats. but I am interested in the rear armrest panels. I will have to get a pair of original front seats first, with seat belts before I remove the old belts. send me an email with a picture of the panels and a price.
daniel.sallros@bredband.net

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Old 03-01-2006, 03:10:57 PM   #14
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I thought you were looking for correct GM rear seat belts. Pictures of the rear panels will be mailed you asap.(It may take a few days).
Roar S.
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:27:14 PM   #15
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no sorry, not the belts. I got the airplane belts in the back instead looks cooler
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