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Fitting front seatbelts to my 61 GB
Posted by: dolomitefan ()
Date: January 01, 2018 07:42AM

Aside from securing the battery properly, washing and polishing, some greasing and and oil change my biggest job is to fit some seat belts to the front bench seat.

I've had a look but clearly my van is too early for factory fit mounting holes so I'm going to have to get creative. Feeling around underneath I can see it's basically impossible to get to the ideal location without removing the gas tank. Ideally I'd like to avoid doing this if I can and was interested to know how other people have installed front belts to their FC models.

Presently as I have no belts at all some simple lap belts would suffice. If I did go for a 3 point belt then I imagine I'd have much the same problem with mounting holes.

Open to all good suggestions, it'll keep my Mother happy knowing I have belts in the car.

Here's a pic of my van with the floor exposed.



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Mark Gibson, Staffordshire, England

1961 Corvair Greenbrier
1980 Triumph Dolomite Sprint
1993 Mazda Eunos Roadster
2015 BMW 1 Series

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Re: Fitting front seatbelts to my 61 GB
Posted by: quorvair ()
Date: January 02, 2018 08:30AM

There you go...!! Follow ROD and his son making an truly safe installation

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Daniel Vallée
1961 Rampside 140PG
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec, CANADA

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Re: Fitting front seatbelts to my 61 GB
Posted by: dolomitefan ()
Date: January 02, 2018 10:44AM

That's a nice install. I might be tempted to do something similar, though not convinced I want to open up the frame. Will do some measuring and see the effect of keeping it just outside the box as it were.

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Mark Gibson, Staffordshire, England

1961 Corvair Greenbrier
1980 Triumph Dolomite Sprint
1993 Mazda Eunos Roadster
2015 BMW 1 Series

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Re: Fitting front seatbelts to my 61 GB
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: January 03, 2018 11:28AM

Here's an alternative system from Corvanatics.
Steve

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Re: Fitting front seatbelts to my 61 GB
Posted by: aircooled6 ()
Date: January 03, 2018 02:13PM

Oh, the horror! Exposing that bare sheet metal to our eyes like that!! eye popping smiley

I hope one of the methods posted helps you. Thankfully, my 64 already had the threaded holes.

Everett Wilson
North Richland Hills TX
(Now, South of 820!!)
64 Greenbrier 110 with 95 heads/PG

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