Author Topic: 68 convertible shoulder belt retractor info needed  (Read 311 times)

Rukiddin

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68 convertible shoulder belt retractor info needed
« on: July 07, 2020, 12:15:07 PM »
Are any other year or model use the same retractor? One does not retract. Probably a broken spring inside. Before I try to open this original unit to try and repair I wonder what other would be useable either complete or internal parts. Anybody ever taken one apart and repaired?

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Re: 68 convertible shoulder belt retractor info needed
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2020, 01:37:52 PM »
Are any other year or model use the same retractor? One does not retract. Probably a broken spring inside. Before I try to open this original unit to try and repair I wonder what other would be useable either complete or internal parts. Anybody ever taken one apart and repaired?
I am not sure if you are trying to break into the business or are just wanting to get the part fixed for your car or a customers car. My suggestion would be don't waste the time and effort when a capable restoration company Python Restoration  http://pythonrestoration.com/   is available. That is who many of the well known restorers and in the know owners send their retractable belts and harness's to. Just trying to help you skip the learning curve.
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Re: 68 convertible shoulder belt retractor info needed
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 03:04:19 PM »
Seeking professional help is your best option👍

The coil spring is shared with other retractors, the Corvettes from the same time frame used a very similar retractor
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Re: 68 convertible shoulder belt retractor info needed
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 05:14:47 PM »
THANKS! That is exactly the type of advice I was seeking! I have enough learning curves and problems!    Getting close.......