70-73 Seat Belts

Discussion in 'Interior Restoration' started by BLKnBad71Z, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. BLKnBad71Z

    BLKnBad71Z Veteran Member

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    Wondering if anyone has used any other brand of 3-point seat belts other than the morris classic ones? I saw a few other kits in some of the camaro catalogs online. They were around $249 for the kit. I would like to update the old lap belts and get something that will actually do something in case of a crash. Those old ones are for looks only! Thanks
     
  2. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    How about a 4th gen set
     
  3. Matt T

    Matt T Veteran Member

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    Should we ask why you don't have the original shoulder belts, or are you talking about for the back seat?
     
  4. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My 73 dont have shoulder belts of any kind
     
  5. fbody_mike

    fbody_mike Veteran Member

    I just ordered some 3 point belts from https://www.seatbeltplanet.com/ for my 72 Firebird. I got the non-retractable kind because I perfer them over retractors. They are made by Beams, they are not as expensive, but will require me fabricate a bracket to mount the should belt to the roof.

    I will post some picks when I get them installed.
     
  6. BLKnBad71Z

    BLKnBad71Z Veteran Member

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    What i'm after is a retractor style that is kinds of like what is in newer cars. One of the classic camaro catalog places online had a kit that had all mounting hardware and bolts and it fit into 70-73's.
     
  7. daniel76309

    daniel76309 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have read positive reports on the Morris classic belts. They are a bit pricey, but I intend to get them.

    For what it is worth, I bought some 4th gen retractor style belts. After that, I learned that they supposedly will bolt up to late 2nd gens, but not early second gens like mine (1970). One COULD make these work in an early 2nd gen, but it would require fabricating a mounting pad on the inner roof structure. If your car isn't painted yet and welding on the inside of the roof is an option, it might work. Otherwise, IMO it is not worth the effort.
     
  8. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes I just found out the same thing
     
  9. morrisclassic

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    3 point retractable seat belts

    Our seat belts are year and car specific.Just bolt them into all of the factory mounting points. Look on our web page at the Camaro that had a set of our seat belts in it. We use stainless steel brackets, grade 8 bolts and our lanyard swivels. Also if your Camaro has a map pocket we have a special offset bracket so the reel clears the door panel and map pocket. We now have factory replacement seat belts for the 75-81 Camaros & Firebirds. New design seat belts coming soon
    Thanks to Everyone for buying our products, Billy
     
  10. Chintzel

    Chintzel Veteran Member

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    Has anyone found a good semi-hidden place to mount non-retractable rear seat shoulder belts? I don't wait it to look like crap - the retractors look horrible so I am going with a nonretractable - for my kids' car seats and when they are older, I intend to remove them. I was thinking somthing under the package tray or behind the rear seatback?
     

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