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Offline ponchonutty

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Need pics of what '70 firebird seatbelts are to look like
« on: May 31, 2011, 10:15:18 PM »
As the title states.  Not sure if the belt parts I have are what I need or not.  I have no idea how to get these to work.
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Re: Need pics of what '70 firebird seatbelts are to look like
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 09:38:35 AM »
Because your car started life as an Esprit, it probably came with belts that look like this which were installed in the deluxe interior cars. I don't have a pic of the front retractors etc. but can take one. Rears in 70 did not have retractors. Do you have a pic of what you have?

John Paige


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Re: Need pics of what '70 firebird seatbelts are to look like
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2011, 06:58:06 AM »
Not yet but they look like what you have.  The problem is that I can't find any retractors.  Looking at the ones on the roof, they are too short to get to anything or at least they seem like they are.  The buckles aren't in the car, just the straps up on the roof.
Rich enough to own a TA, too poor to keep'm all ;)
1980 TA (1st car)
1989 Formula
1976 400 4sp
1976 400 auto
1978 WS6/W72 4sp
1970 455 4sp Formula clone
1980 Indy Pace TA

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Re: Need pics of what '70 firebird seatbelts are to look like
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2011, 09:57:55 AM »
The retrractors are only for the front lap belts on a 70. There is no retactor for the shoulders and there are no retractors for the rears. Front lap belt retractors are on the outside by the door sills.
John Paige


Dear Not A TA,
This is Tin Indian's wife. Would you please stop posting pictures of your car? Especially ones with er, ummm, sidepipes. I'm dizzy already and have to get up early in the morning.  :-X

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Re: Need pics of what '70 firebird seatbelts are to look like
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2011, 09:07:25 PM »
Hmm, Must be what I am missing!!!!  I don't recall anything there.  Now, do you know if other GM lines of that era use the same belts?
Rich enough to own a TA, too poor to keep'm all ;)
1980 TA (1st car)
1989 Formula
1976 400 4sp
1976 400 auto
1978 WS6/W72 4sp
1970 455 4sp Formula clone
1980 Indy Pace TA