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cubbear 06-02-2014 04:12 PM

seat belts
where to get seat belts & how to tell color and length

YellowRose 06-02-2014 04:58 PM

seat belts
You can get seat belts from any of the Tbird parts houses listed in the Advertisements Forum below. You can find out the color and length available by looking at their websites or giving them a phone call.

del 06-02-2014 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by cubbear (Post 84264)
where to get seat belts & how to tell color and length

I found that the 60" belts work fine for the front seats, but are way too long for the rear. At least that's how it worked out on my 1960 'Bird. Even "crossing" the two center pieces, by the time you make the buckle end as short as you can, the blade end piece is still too long. I got mine a few years back from Andover Restraints. I haven't seen any shorter than 60", but I also haven't looked very hard.

DKheld 06-02-2014 09:01 PM

Just as info - the seat belts that were in my car when my Dad bought it new are 35 inches long each belt (front only).

Mfg by Irving Air Chute Co. Pretty sure all seat belts were dealer installed but since these came in the car it is possible this is what Ford sent to the dealers.

The reason I say that is because the car was bought in a very small town that I doubt very seriously would of had a store that carried aftermarket belts. Closest town would have been 2 hours away. Unfortunately the window sticker was gone when they got it so no definitive proof.
(funny but our Tbird found my Mom rather than she and my Dad going out to find it - the car came to the bank she was working at to be financed and the fellow was unable to obtain financing. The bank was going to call the dealer to come and pick the car up but my Mom called my Dad - they looked and the car and it went home with them rather than back to the dealer......:cool: )


ncbird 06-03-2014 07:20 AM

Juliano's has been providing seat belts to the street rod market for years. They now have an outlet dedicated to seatbelts SeatBeltStore.com
They may be able to make you a shorter set. Cant hurt to call them.

YellowRose 06-07-2014 04:15 AM

seat belts
This thread has been added to the Technical Resource Library (TRL) under an existing heading called Seat Belts. It has been added with the title of Seat Belt Sources.

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