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Old 10-18-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Has anyone purchased aftermarket seat belt retractors, my 1971 convert. did not come with any and the belts just lay on the floor when not in use?

http://www.ecklers.com/product.asp?p...ept%5Fid=1709#

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http://www.ecklers.com/product.asp?p...dept%5Fid=1707

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Old 10-18-2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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jshug;

Are you planing on converting your lap belts to a shoulder belt setup?
That's what I would like to do to my convertible also. One question is how to have them go thru the seats like a coupe. If you do it please let me know what it takes.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:55 PM   #3
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1974. Beginning of interior clean-up.

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Retractors cleaned up and lubed. All new securing bolts mounted with anti-seize and covers painted.

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Shoulder belts added.

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I have since added four new plastic belt stops in oxblood to finish the job.

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Old 10-18-2008, 07:27 PM   #4
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Very nice job...

But the retractors I mean go on the lap belt itself, there is a coil spring inside which pulls both halfs of the belt to the center.
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:59 PM   #5
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jshug;

Are you planing on converting your lap belts to a shoulder belt setup?
That's what I would like to do to my convertible also. One question is how to have them go thru the seats like a coupe. If you do it please let me know what it takes.
Here's how to make it go through the seat back.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...maro+seatbelts
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:02 PM   #6
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Very nice job...

But the retractors I mean go on the lap belt itself, there is a coil spring inside which pulls both halfs of the belt to the center.
Sorry, I am not sure what you mean. That does not sound GM stock. You must be looking at aftermarket systems.

In fact I should have looked at those Eckler's links you posted before I replied. But I did not. Sorry if I wasted your time.

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Duke94;

Thanks man that's exactly what I was looking for.
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Thanks man that's exactly what I was looking for.


I followed these directions and it worked great!
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I edited the orignal post to the ECKLERS Web site to the retractors I was asking about.........sorry about the confusion.
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Has anyone purchased aftermarket seat belt retractors, my 1971 convert. did not come with any and the belts just lay on the floor when not in use?

http://www.ecklers.com/product.asp?p...ept%5Fid=1709#

or

http://www.ecklers.com/product.asp?p...dept%5Fid=1707
I had the second one in my first car in 1963. They have been around a LONG time.
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