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Old 06-27-2017, 02:00 PM
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by jhudec View Post
I was actually looking at doing the same thing during my restoration. I have sourced 1 (black) single shoulder belt in very nice condition, but need a second. I know 69' are different as they have the pin as part of the shoulder belt receptacle. Anyone know where to source a 2nd 69' black shoulder belt? I have been looking at lall the big internet sites without luck.
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As I'm sure you've found, nobody seems to make an accurate reproduction of the 69 style belts with the pin on the shoulder receptacle. Not that I was able to find, anyway. I really wanted to stick with my original lap belts, so that meant I'd have to find a used set of shoulder belts. I bought a full set of tan ones on ebay for a decent price, but I'll still have to pay to have them converted to bright blue.


You could post a "Want To Buy" thread in the parts section. Other than that, there's a full set of black belts on ebay right now, but I'd choke on the price. You might also google "corvette recyclers" or something similar and start working the phones.

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Old 08-05-2018, 12:28 PM
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I'll wrap up this thread with my final update.

I sent the original set of tan shoulder belts I bought off ebay to Ssnake Oyl for restoration and color change to bright blue.

Buckles were rechromed, retractor bases were replated, covers were dyed, and new webbing was installed. I think they came out very nice.



Installation was straightforward, since the shoulder belt mounting point was there from the factory. The only pain point was cutting holes in the seat cover to install the belt guide. The mounting holes in the seat back were present from the factory. It was just a matter of finding them by feel, using an awl to make the initial hole, then trimming the hole bigger to let the guide sit flush and screwing it in place.






Passenger side is finished. Still working on the driver's side.

This was definitely not the cheapest way to add shoulder belts, but since I really wanted it to be factory correct, I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:34 PM
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Looking very very nice !!!!
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:43 PM
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that does look awwesome
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:49 PM
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Nice job Rick, looks great!

No one ever accused Snake Oyl of being cheap but they do fantastic work.

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Old 01-07-2019, 11:32 PM
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I gotta ask how much did the restoration at Snake Oyl cost roughly?
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:52 AM
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Rick, sorry I never got back to you with the pics. I am just seeing this. Looks like
you figured it out. They look great. Mine are black and they came from Snake Oyl too.
and they were pricey. I still havenít put those guides on the top of the seat ,I canít bring
myself to make the holes in the seat. Maybe someday. Does yours get in the way when
you open the battery compartment mine does,you have to turn it up out of the way.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rcread View Post
I used rear belts from a 4th gen F body.
That's what I used. Works like a champ.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:57 PM
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I will dig out the receipt for you if you want.youwont like it though.
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