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Ideas for LM Vert Rear Shoulder Belts
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: August 04, 2022 06:30PM

I know there isn't a readily available method for getting rear shoulder belts in a vert but has anyone done it? This is a very industrious bunch so I'd love to hear some ideas on how it could be done. Maybe it's impossible but it would make my wife a lot more comfortable having the kids ride in the Vair.

Re: Ideas for LM Vert Rear Shoulder Belts
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: August 04, 2022 06:42PM

First problem is that there is no metal in the rear of the Corvair that would support the forces generated by shoulder seatbelts / crash.

Then, there is the design of the seatbelts themselves. Possibility of the belts doing more harm than good depending on the type of crash.

Just because you install them does not mean that they will work effectively.

Re: Ideas for LM Vert Rear Shoulder Belts
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: August 04, 2022 07:35PM

Install seats with them already built in.

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

Re: Ideas for LM Vert Rear Shoulder Belts
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: August 04, 2022 08:25PM

Were rear seat shoulder belts ever offered in any Corvair?

Re: Ideas for LM Vert Rear Shoulder Belts
Posted by: brentc ()
Date: August 04, 2022 11:40PM

Yes, in 1968 and 1969. Look in the Fisher Body manual

Re: Ideas for LM Vert Rear Shoulder Belts
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: August 05, 2022 06:13AM

These were installed in the Bluvair when I got it 4 1/2 years ago. I just replaced and restored things around them. I'm not exactly sure what car they're out of, but the style makes me think 80s American.

Eric C. Player
Fargo, North Dakota
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and Great Plains Corvair Club.
THEN: 1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow - 1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red - 1966 Monza 110, Purple - 1967 Monza 140, Red - 1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow" - 1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"
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