Seat belts on coupe

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Seat belts on coupe

Post by 4cambob » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:30 am

My 1967 2.0 coupe has no mountings for the seat belts on the B pillars. Were they not fitted that year. Is this the correct location or would they be somewhere else.

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Re: Seat belts on coupe

Post by 500 Dino » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:17 pm

Hi there.
Well I have a 67 2.0 Coupe [chassis #2013] and this appears to have always had front seat belts fitted.
I have recently changed them to new models from Quick Fit, who make period seat belts. You can elect to upgrade/update to inertia reel models and they have experience of this [the reels living behind the side panel arm rests in the rear] but I decided not to.
Here are pics of the bolt location on my car. I can confirm the receiver nuts are factory fitted, they are not a later add-on to the base of the B pillars.

The pics were taken some time ago before I completed my interior.

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Graham
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Re: Seat belts on coupe

Post by 4cambob » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:28 am

Hi Graham,thanks for the reply. I have the original lower mountings at the sill and central tunnel so maybe mine would have been for lap belts. Here is a photo of the same area shown by you but without the trim in place.
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Re: Seat belts on coupe

Post by Tobi » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:46 am

It might be possible that early Coupes only had a provision for two-poiint (lap) belts. But it is also possible that the mounting point has been lost following some welding work. The section looks a bit reworked in your photos.

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Re: Seat belts on coupe

Post by 4cambob » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:08 pm

Hi Tobi, the section may look reworked but that may be down to the angle of light, but it is original, as can be seen from the other side. I did not think that my car was that early as it has round Weber throats and shims above the buckets.
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Re: Seat belts on coupe

Post by Tobi » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:14 pm

Maybe the 2000s just didn't have that third anchor point.

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