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macquigley

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Wed 11 Oct 17 14:32

Alternative Seatbelts


So after my last post about my faulty seatbelts, I'm getting to the point where I need to do something.

Options are:-

1. Have the originals repaired
2. Buy genuine replacements (up to $450/pair)
3. Buy an economy set (about $200/pair)
4. Fit something completely different.

Has anyone on here fitted the economy sets and can comment on their quality or problems they may have had?

As far as point 4 is concerned can anyone give me the pro's and con's of fitting 3 or 4 point harnesses? I like the look of these and as I don't really move much when I'm driving these could be a good alternative, no ratchet to fail in the future, but I am a little claustrophobic and these can feel a little restrictive. Also how do I fit them? Are there suitable mounting points in the rear anywhere. Of course if I fit these I will likely want to fit new seats and if I do that I will so easily end up going down a route of a full interior swap and it will all get out of hand!

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Redlevel

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Wed 11 Oct 17 16:18

Re: Alternative Seatbelts


I'd see what's involved in repairing the originals.

They might just need a clean and a lube but really this is a job for a specialist, someone you can rely on to sort them out.

http://seatbeltservice.co.uk/classic-cars-seat-belts/

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macquigley

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Wed 11 Oct 17 16:31

Re: Alternative Seatbelts


Cheers Steve.

Ive just Emailed them and FDTS to ask if they can repair them.

I know what will happen if I start changing too many parts, this will become a full blown project and not the winter renovation Ive got planned and I don't need a second project on the go.

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curious bystander

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Wed 11 Oct 17 19:49

Re: Alternative Seatbelts


FDTS did mine a couple of years ago.

Now like new, choice of colours, didn't cost the earth

Nice people to deal with. I wouldn't look elsewhere TBH


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VetteWeekend

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Wed 11 Oct 17 20:47

Re: Alternative Seatbelts


Changed mine on my old '75 to a set from a Jag, easy project, deciding factor was that they were Tan. Smile


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macquigley

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Wed 11 Oct 17 21:51

Re: Alternative Seatbelts


curious bystander wrote (View Post):FDTS did mine a couple of years ago.

Now like new, choice of colours, didn't cost the earth

Nice people to deal with. I wouldn't look elsewhere TBH


Emailed them earlier and got a very nice Email back this evening. Just about to reply.


VetteWeekend wrote (View Post):
Changed mine on my old '75 to a set from a Jag, easy project, deciding factor was that they were Tan. Smile


Don't suppose you recall which model of Jag?

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VetteWeekend

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Wed 11 Oct 17 22:35

Re: Alternative Seatbelts


macquigley wrote (View Post):VetteWeekend wrote (View Post):
Changed mine on my old '75 to a set from a Jag, easy project, deciding factor was that they were Tan. Smile


Don't suppose you recall which model of Jag?


From an old thread it seems it was an XJ40, I do have some pics somewhere... Rolling Eyes



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FIVE RED

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Thu 12 Oct 17 11:47

Re: Alternative Seatbelts


Not sure if I'm too late with this info but years ago I replaced worn belts on my '77 with a set from www.securon.co.uk
I was changing the interior to black so their belts were perfect, as well as having a variety of release buckle anchors. Their technical guys were also very helpful in my selection of the appropriate items.
Great fit, looked good and impressed the MOT tester.

ps: If I've replied to this thread in the past please excuse me as I'm easing myself into my day.
Rolling Eyes


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L88

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Thu 12 Oct 17 13:41

Re: Alternative Seatbelts


Not sure what colour you need but I have a pair from a C3, all good but biege in colour.

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STELTHYFLATFISH

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Thu 12 Oct 17 14:12

Re: Alternative Seatbelts


I fitted 4 point harness belts in my 71 only because I fitted Sparco bucket seats to replace the Recaro's which were worn out, and the original lap belts which I didn't like for safety reasons. Obtaining original c3 seats was to expensive. So I went down the conversion route. To be honest they are very restrictive, and a pain in the butt if you want access to the back, also they ride up and end up around your upper torso as opposed to being in your lap, if I did the conversion again I would use 5 point harness's. The back straps pass through the seats and are wrapped around a mini roll cage (welded to the chassis) in the back of the passenger cell, or the belts do come with eye bolts which you would have to attach to the floor. so as you say all in all a bit of a project. But if you are into bondage they feel very nice and secure. Just my three penny worth.


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