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shelbymann1970

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Seat belts
« on: January 02, 2022, 11:32:09 AM »
These belts came with my friend's VERT. The long center one appears to be a vert should harness belt(spring not working to retract). Is that correct? The one next to it I circled a bracket. Any idea why that seat belt is that way with the bracket? Thanks. Gary
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Re: Seat belts
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2022, 11:36:58 AM »
1968 Convertibles do not have retracting belts on the rockers

The bracket is not a factory part
« Last Edit: January 02, 2022, 11:48:08 AM by Coralsnake »

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Re: Seat belts
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2022, 11:48:47 AM »
Convertibles do not have retracting belts on the rockers

The bracket is not a factory part
+1 . To clarify a little that goes for 68-70 convertibles. The bracket was most likely to adapt the retractable belt reel above the convertible rocker.
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Re: Seat belts
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2022, 11:57:32 AM »
1968 Convertibles do not have retracting belts on the rockers

The bracket is not a factory part
do 68s have the retractable belts for verts up top by the bar like 69-70s? Never paid attention to a 68 vert belt wise nor have I inspected the car since the pic was sent to me. What you see is what came with his basket case. Gary
« Last Edit: January 02, 2022, 11:59:16 AM by shelbymann1970 »
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Re: Seat belts
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2022, 12:18:11 PM »
Yes, there are retractors inside the rear, interior panels.

You should have four female buckles -two on each side. One is for the lap belt the other for the retractor

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Re: Seat belts
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2022, 12:25:12 PM »
Yes, there are retractors inside the rear, interior panels.

You should have four female buckles -two on each side. One is for the lap belt the other for the retractor
Thanks. So that long one looks like the ones on my 70 vert rear side panels but does not retract.  Does anyone make/restore belts? Ssnake oil? Gary
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1969 Mach1 428SCJ 4 speed R-code (owned since 2013)

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Re: Seat belts
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2022, 07:33:38 PM »
Python Restoration for seat belts restoration.  Reasonable price point.

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Re: Seat belts
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2022, 08:49:42 PM »
Python Restoration for seat belts restoration.  Reasonable price point.
Yes ,he is the one the concours crowd uses for most authentic.
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Re: Seat belts
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2022, 06:36:57 AM »
Thanks for the company guys.
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Re: Seat belts
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2022, 09:54:25 AM »
Yes, go with Stuart at Python.  You'll be glad you did.

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Re: Seat belts
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2022, 11:04:42 AM »
Yes, go with Stuart at Python.  You'll be glad you did.
Thanks Don. Gary
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1970 GT350 4 speed(owned since 1985).
  MCA gold 2003(not anymore)
1969 Mach1 428SCJ 4 speed R-code (owned since 2013)