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Old 06-04-2010, 12:24:15 PM   #1
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70-73 Seat Belts

Wondering if anyone has used any other brand of 3-point seat belts other than the morris classic ones? I saw a few other kits in some of the camaro catalogs online. They were around $249 for the kit. I would like to update the old lap belts and get something that will actually do something in case of a crash. Those old ones are for looks only! Thanks
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:51:27 PM   #2
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How about a 4th gen set
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:55:10 PM   #3
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Should we ask why you don't have the original shoulder belts, or are you talking about for the back seat?
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:04:30 PM   #4
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My 73 dont have shoulder belts of any kind
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:36:22 PM   #5
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I just ordered some 3 point belts from https://www.seatbeltplanet.com/ for my 72 Firebird. I got the non-retractable kind because I perfer them over retractors. They are made by Beams, they are not as expensive, but will require me fabricate a bracket to mount the should belt to the roof.

I will post some picks when I get them installed.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:24:09 PM   #6
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What i'm after is a retractor style that is kinds of like what is in newer cars. One of the classic camaro catalog places online had a kit that had all mounting hardware and bolts and it fit into 70-73's.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:45:23 PM   #7
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I have read positive reports on the Morris classic belts. They are a bit pricey, but I intend to get them.

For what it is worth, I bought some 4th gen retractor style belts. After that, I learned that they supposedly will bolt up to late 2nd gens, but not early second gens like mine (1970). One COULD make these work in an early 2nd gen, but it would require fabricating a mounting pad on the inner roof structure. If your car isn't painted yet and welding on the inside of the roof is an option, it might work. Otherwise, IMO it is not worth the effort.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:21:51 AM   #8
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Yes I just found out the same thing
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:00:31 PM   #9
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3 point retractable seat belts

Our seat belts are year and car specific.Just bolt them into all of the factory mounting points. Look on our web page at the Camaro that had a set of our seat belts in it. We use stainless steel brackets, grade 8 bolts and our lanyard swivels. Also if your Camaro has a map pocket we have a special offset bracket so the reel clears the door panel and map pocket. We now have factory replacement seat belts for the 75-81 Camaros & Firebirds. New design seat belts coming soon
Thanks to Everyone for buying our products, Billy
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:39:46 PM   #10
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Has anyone found a good semi-hidden place to mount non-retractable rear seat shoulder belts? I don't wait it to look like crap - the retractors look horrible so I am going with a nonretractable - for my kids' car seats and when they are older, I intend to remove them. I was thinking somthing under the package tray or behind the rear seatback?
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:27:19 PM   #11
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My 73 dont have shoulder belts of any kind
mine does from the factory and it really locks you in the seat . i looked pretty silly with it on too . it looks pretty stupid and you really cant move in it . it looks like a sash accost your lapel and there should be giant medals pinned on it and a sword at the end !
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:02:15 AM   #12
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I am going to put morris classic belts in my camaro like I did the nova
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:17:14 AM   #13
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I put Morris classic in my 70 a couple years ago when I redid it, and am very glad I did. Much more convenient then the original belts and safer as well
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:20:51 PM   #14
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what about these? Classic is running a 20% off special now and these can be bought for less than $250 + shipping

http://www.classicindustries.com/cam...s/mcsb101.html

It doesn't matter where I get the belts as long as I can get a matched set...was anyone that bought morris belts able to get matched rears too.......does it come with the set? Or is that for just the front?
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:24:37 PM   #15
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I bought a set of retractables from Julianos. I used the factory anchor location in the roof. I mounted the retractors behind the rear trim panels & cut a small slot (2'' x 3/16'') in the flat armreat area for the belt to slide through. To accomplish this, I took the panel & belt to the upholstery guy & we cut the metal end off, fed the belt through the slot & then sewed the metal mounting tab back on. The look & work great.
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