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Unread 09-15-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Default 3-point seatbelts in a 1966 Mustang Coupe

Has anyone installed 3-pt seat belts in a 65 or 66? Seems like an easy modification to a 67+ since they came with that option. Just wondering if there is enough structure in the roof for support. There are a couple of kits out there - any opinions on which are best?
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I put three-point belts in recently. I purchased them from Retro Belt. I have a roll bar in my 1966 and I hung the front ones from it. It works perfect. When I get in I simply reach to my left shoulder with my right hand and pull the tab down across my lap to the receiver clip on the transmission hump. The instructions for mine show connections to the roof sheet metal or from the door pillar. The door pillar looks from the diagram that it would be uncomfortable because it appears as if the belt would actually have to go uphill to go across your shoulder.
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Here's some links I saved for planned install into my '67, I am going to have the 8" sash extension added to mine so they hang closer to my shoulder as a pulling point which I have read is much better than simply swiveling at the roof which doesn't give proper restraint angle and could cause injury in a crash.
Shoulder Belt Installation Tips for 65-66' Mustangs
Shoulder Seat Belts in a '67 Mustang Coupe
BEAMS Chrome Lift Lever Retractable Lap & Shoulder Belt
BEAMS Non Retractable Lap & Shoulder Seat Belt w/Chrome Lift Lever Buckle
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You could put non retractable in pretty cheap but the retractable is a nice feature to have when you slam your car door on the buckle and bend the door...
You probably have to move the retraction unit straight back into the corner of the rear seat footwell to clear the seat sliding rear as the unit is larger than the stock one.
I really like the gotbelts ones as they look period correct with chrome buckles and no plastic covers, etc.
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