Need pictures of original seat belts in 70-73 Camaros

Discussion in 'Interior Restoration' started by Battmann, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Battmann

    Battmann Veteran Member

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    can someone post some pics of original seat belts in a 70-73 Camaro (mine is a 1972)? the previous owner of my car only left the shoulder belt and one female buckle on the front seats. i searched through the old posts, but pictures are missing so i still have some questions:
    how do the lap and shoulder belts work when used together - are there 2 female ends (one for each buckle) or do they both connect to one buckle somehow?
    are the front male lap belts supposed to be retractable?
    is there a third middle seat belt set in the back or just the two?
    can anyone tell me what lengths (inches) the belts are for each seat - i assume front and back are different?
    thanks for any help.
     
  2. ParkerRS

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    The rear only has belts for 2 passengers, I'm not sure but I think retracters were an option but like I said not sure. Thats all I can tell you as I have a 73 and they have a one year only type belt system in the front and my 72 didn't have any belts when I bought it and I will probably use an aftermarket set up in it.
     
  3. unrestored72Z

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    late 72 cars had the 73 front combo set up, two males, one female
     
  4. April81Z28

    April81Z28 Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    My 72 is an October build. It has the double belts. Two lap belts in the back, lap belts and shoulder belts in the front. Eash belt has a male and female end and there are no retractors anywhere.
     
  5. tom3

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    On my 70 the lower outers have retractors in sleeves, short belts there, no buckles. Inner belts have the buckles, both are about 26 inches long. Rear have two sets only, buckle on inner side belt, is also about 26 inches long, maybe the same as the fronts.
     
  6. tom3

    tom3 Veteran Member

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    If you want I can try to get a couple pictures tomorrow, hard to do in the all black interior though with my junk dig. camera.
     
  7. old zeder

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    Here are pics of the belts in have, think they are the 72/73 model, shoulder strap is dated 72, rear seat belts are from a later GM full size vehicle, they should be smaller with a blue GM button same as front, shoulder strap holder is from maybe 73???


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    Last edited: Nov 6, 2007
  8. Battmann

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    thanks so much for the responses so far. if anyone can post some close up seat belt pics that would be awesome.
     
  9. old zeder

    old zeder Veteran Member

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    Hi Battmann i have posted more pic's above so they may help

    Good Luck
     
  10. Battmann

    Battmann Veteran Member

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    thanks for the close up pics.
    those belts look way different than the couple i have. the buckles on mine look larger and have a blue GM button. and the male part is shaped different and isn't retractable.
    i'll probably have to buy a complete set or at least get a few more to match the belts i already have to make a set.
     

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