510 seat belt kit

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yenpit
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Re: 510 seat belt kit

Post by yenpit » 14 Sep 2020 10:29

zKars wrote:
11 Sep 2020 17:54
yenpit wrote:
01 Sep 2020 09:38
Just found this new seat belt kit listed! The upper loop mounting point DOES utilize the factory captive nut location in the headliner, HOWEVER, they designed it to DROP the actual seat belt loop down about 10 inches, which was my complaint about that upper mounting point.............it carried the seat belt up too high on my neck. That drop/extension remedies that uncomfortable position of the belt! We are ordering a kit now for a customer car, so will report back............

https://www.seatbeltplanet.com/i-304994 ... Fq%3D52218
Well I’m going to take credit for this. This is exactly what I had them build for me on three 510’s so far over the past few years. The set in my 69 has been in use for 5 years or more is great to use. The 9” drop loop from the shoulder belt Position is the key to get the shoulder belt sitting pretty on your chest over the shoulder.

I also did the “right” thing and added a second threaded embedded nut right behind/next to the lower outer stock position on the rocker sill, so the retractor reel and lap belt don’t share the same bolt. Apparently from their web site that’s a no-no. I think Datsport has something similar.
NICE!!! 8)
1972 521 flat bed
1972 510 4dr parts car
1974 620 parts truck
1980 720 parts truck
1965 Mustang GT Coupe
2009 Toyota Matrix S AWD

LOTS of 510 parts!

yenpit
Posts: 1433
Joined: 07 Jul 2006 20:14
Location: Denver Colorado

Re: 510 seat belt kit

Post by yenpit » 14 Sep 2020 15:45

Baz wrote:
13 Sep 2020 18:00
yenpit wrote:
11 Sep 2020 14:24
The 68-71 has the lower captive nuts for the seatbelts, but they screwed in "eyelets" & the seatbelts had a "hook" on that end. The eyelets do come out, so you can screw in the big bolts to anchor the later style seatbelts. I bet the upper captive nut is in the upper headliner rail, just not used for 68-71......?? I have a 69, will look!

Bottom line, I see no reason why the seatbeltplanet 3pt retractable kit won't fit the 68, as long as the upper captive nut is present.
The problem is that the top rail anchorage needs a plate fitted with a threaded top hat bush.
This is on Australian delivered 68 models. Later models had to comply with ADRs, Australian Design Rules.
If the US model 68s have the rail anchorage I would appreciate confirmation.
Thank you.
Baz, FYI my buddy with a USA spec 1968 2dr (suicide wipers, small tail lamps etc) verified that his car DOES HAVE THE UPPER CAPTIVE NUT! The Federal Gov't here in the USA really started implementing rules & regs on safety equipment in 1967, so most of our USA spec cars had seat belt rules & regs in place by 1968.......including imported cars ie Japanese & British (I hail from 35+ years in British junk!). Hope that helps clear up a USA spec question!
1972 521 flat bed
1972 510 4dr parts car
1974 620 parts truck
1980 720 parts truck
1965 Mustang GT Coupe
2009 Toyota Matrix S AWD

LOTS of 510 parts!

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