seat belts in a 73 camaro?

Discussion in 'Interior Restoration' started by hyperion, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. hyperion

    hyperion Member

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    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!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Double R Restorations

    Double R Restorations Veteran Member Gold Member

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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:rolleyes: .

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

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  3. Lencross

    Lencross Veteran Member

    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...
     
  4. Wouldabin

    Wouldabin Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    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.)
     
  5. hyperion

    hyperion Member

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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!
     
  6. hyperion

    hyperion Member

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    I am putting these belts in the rear!
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  7. HOA-73RS

    HOA-73RS New Member

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    Some pics from my '73 with original belts. (AFAIK)

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    Lap belt roll

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    Shoulder belt in plastic retainer above door

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    Belt parts unconnected

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    Diagonal belt attached

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    Complete assembly

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    Bonus pic of rear left side belt
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2006
  8. hyperion

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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 :D
    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.
     
  9. Kricka

    Kricka Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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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.
     
  10. HOA-73RS

    HOA-73RS New Member

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    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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