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Re: [oletrucks] seat belts

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] seat belts
From: New Mexico Jim <ADvent@thuntek.net>
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 07:05:58 -0600
I used belts from a Hyundia. They mount very easily. I drilled a hole in the
cab corner for the shoulder harness on my 57 big window. I used a pneumatic
chisel to open the hole up a little. I used a arc welder and zapped the
retaining nut so the rod would stick to the nut and bent the rod so I could
slip the nut in the cab corner's new hole while I tightened up bolt. The
retractor system MUST be perfectly vertical. The little ball that rolls around
to engage the lock can be used as a leveling gauge. It is inclosed in a clear
plastic cover. The seat belt bucket part that comes out of the middle of the
seat will be too short. I used some chain from Home Depot and bolted together
using 3 washer that were progressively  smaller in OD at the bolt head for
maximum strength. I then used black tape to firm up the chain so the belt
buckle doesn't slide under the seat and to stop the chain from rattling. I sure
got lots of looks with a shoulder harness, especially from big brother.

Claude wrote:

> What kind of seatbelts is everyone using. I currently have none on my '59
> but have been thinking about getting the 3 point seat belts. Are any of you
> using the 3 points. If so, where did you get them (from a donor vehicle,
> vendor)? I was looking at the belts in a standard pickup, seems like they
> would work. I was also looking at some vendors and found a place called
> G.E.M. Street Rod Products that advertises 130" 3 point retractable for as
> low as 56.95. Anyone ever deal with this company? Anyone know how the top
> piece attaches to the post? I heard you have to cut a notcch out and weld a
> new piece in.
> Claude
> 1959 Apache Fleetside
> http://www.dashlink.com/~rameyfam
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