: 1969 Seat Belts - gone



69DVC
09-15-08, 07:59 AM
Hi thanks for reading.

ever since I got my car there have been NO seatbelts for the front seats !

This is so dangerous, I know, but haven't been able to find correct GM style belts to look original with the interior and don't fancy the look of those aftermarket ones...

It is a convertible, so I think it must have had lap belts only.

Anyone know where the mounting holes are? (previous owner covered 'em in carpet:cookoo:)

Do I need retractors for a set of Lap belts?

Anyone know or have photos of their stock 69 convertible with lap belts or otherwise?

thanking you for reading and your time.

kindest regards

head-thru-windscreen :banghead:

jayoldschool
09-15-08, 11:13 AM
THESE (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-70-71-CHEVELLE-DLX-FRONT-RETRACTOR-SEAT-BELT-SET_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1163Q7c39Q3a1 Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q2e c0Q2em14QQhashZitem250295228542QQitemZ250295228542 ) should be correct for your car.

Mid-60s, they had an external, add on retractor. Late 60s, they went to a retractor at the end of the belt on the outside of the seat. Both these belts buckle in the middle of your lap. Mid 70s, they went with the current design where the "click" part is short, and the other retractable part goes all the way across.

If you get under your car and look up at the floorpan, you should see holes for the belts. If there are no bolts in there, grab some at a junkyard. To get the holes in the carpet in the right place without taking out the carpet, thread the bolt in from the bottom of the car, then go inside and feel for the bolt under the carpet. Make a small X with a utility knife, then take out the bolt from the bottom to install everything inside.

69DVC
09-17-08, 04:13 PM
Wow

thanks for the link !

I'm hoping they stay this side of $100:cool:

I'll look under the car asap. Bolts may be harder to come by seeing as I'm in rainy Ireland.

thanks again Jay