1972 Seatbelts

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  1. Bernie Chaback

    Bernie Chaback Member

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    Could use some guidance on this topic - when I installed my center console I noticed two "pockets" on each side for what I later saw in a post of a 1972 for sale as the place to store the seatbelt/shoulder harness receivers. As you can see in the photos, mine has only one receiver and the shoulder harness connects to the lap buckle. The shoulder harness measures approximately 52" in length and wonder what I'd need to do to convert both sides to the dual buckle/receiver style so it appears to be more original? I also notice the receiver with the sleeve appears to be short and even if I kept the lap portion and removed the sleeve, the receiver is not long enough to rest in the console. Since we're in sprinter now here in upstate NY I figure now's a good time to work on this so come spring (aka no more salt on the road) I can get it to the upholstery shop for the new headliner.
     

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    Ricks72Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looks to me like you may have a mix of 73 belts.... What is the build date of your car?
     
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    Late 72 cars started getting the 73 style 2 to 1 shoulder belts thus needing only 1 female receiver...which I also have in my 72.
    I prefer the 70-72 style separate belts.
     
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    Ricks72Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My 72 does not use the retractable belt for the lap...
     
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    Ricks72Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    How late is your car, what’s the build date on your seat belts...
     
  6. Bernie Chaback

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    12/72 but unknowing to me, when I purchased the center console (love having one and had one in my '73 LT) of course I purchased one for a '72 - had I known about the change, would have purchased a '73 console and saved $$ - water under the bridge and want to keep the '72 console at this point, thus the thought of changing out the belts
     
  7. Bernie Chaback

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    Thanks - yea, appears to be a 12/72 build
     
  8. Ricks72Z28

    Ricks72Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Bernie, my car is also a 12B car, and I’ll post pictures of my setup EC362D37-C371-4A84-853F-27FFDCEDDF16.jpeg
     
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  9. Bernie Chaback

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    Thanks Rick - looking forward to the pictures - was wondering how long the receiver is end to end that it fits in the pocket of the console - that is, if yours is equipped as I know even if I remove the sleeve on mine it won't reach.
     
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    Here is a picture of the shoulder belt receiver....
     

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