4th gen seat belts

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  1. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Veteran Member

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    I'm going to do the swap in my '81 to the 4th gen belts (at least the front ones). I spoke with a knowledgeable boneyard and the said that different 4th gen body styles (T-tops, convertible, hardtop) are different kinds, and also different years may be different. I've done a search on this forum of folks doing this swap successfully, which style and year did you use?
     
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    2 1/2 years later, any status updates?
     
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    Been done by quite a few members. Front and back.

    If you can't find it with the sites search feature.
    Use Google, I've had better luck with it.
     
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    My front 4th gen belts were from a hardtop. It was a '95 if I recall correctly. I also compared these to some from a '98 - and they were the same.

    I bolted them directly into my '80 w/ t-tops. I had to cut the trim plate a little, but you wouldn't know it unless you were really looking closely.

    I can see the 4th gen convertible belts being different, but I bet the hardtop and t-top belts are the same. I have not checked the part numbers to be sure though...
     
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    Yes hard top and ttop belts are the same on fourth gens. My 72 doesnt have a space on the roof to attach the shoulder belt. I guess it came factory w lap belts? Who knows haha
     
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    3 point seat belts for 75-92

    It would be a lot safer and easier to just order new ones from us.
    They are a direct bolt in for 75-81 and 82-92.We have the GM Mark of Excellence on the buckles. Colors too.
    Morris Classic Concepts, Billy
     
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    Sweet news Billy!
     
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    Ryan 79 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I ran into this problem. I took my 4th gen seatbelts out of two different wrecked cars in a junkyard. One was destroyed on the drivers side, the other on the passenger side

    I don't know what years they changed, but THEY ARE DIFFERENT. I ended up having to use the female ends for the backseat as the female ends for the fronseat, and I had to use the stock belts for the backseat because I didn't have enough correct parts to make a full set.

    So if you get belts out of two different cars, make sure they're the same. It never occured to me they'd be different, so I didn't check when I bought them.

    OOPS
     

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