'84 suburban: rear shoulder belts an option? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
GM Standard SFA Trucks & SUV's All discussion of full sized Solid Front Axle Trucks, SUV's to include Suburban

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2005, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
Veteran
 
DaveGoodrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Redlands, California
Posts: 1,220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
\'84 suburban: rear shoulder belts an option?

I have an '84 'burb. It has retractable lap belts in the outside positions of the middle bench seat. I have seen other burbs in junkyards that have a threaded anchor on the c-pillar (behind the middle bench seat) that would appear to be the anchor point for 3-point (shoulder) belts.

Assuming my burb has the anchors (can't tell until I remove the plastic trim panel), I plan to use aftermarket 3-point belts. But if they were offered from the factory, I would look around for some used ones.

Does anyone know if rear shoulder belts were offered as an option on these vehicles?

Thanks,
Dave
DaveGoodrich is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2005, 10:59 PM
Can't Get Enough
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
 
Re: \'84 suburban: rear shoulder belts an option?

I don't know what year GM started doing it, but my 89 has shoulder belts on all three rows. Pull your trim off and let us know.
c_rock is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-05-2005, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
Veteran
 
DaveGoodrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Redlands, California
Posts: 1,220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: \'84 suburban: rear shoulder belts an option?

Thanks for the info. I will repost when I get a chance to pull the trim off.

Question: do the middle-row seat belts have retractors on both the lap and shoulder portions of the belts (like in the front seat) or a single retractor (like most seat belts)? The type with two retractors aren't good for child seats.

Also, for the 3rd row belts: where is the anchor for shoulder belt? Do they attach above the window, and use an extension to get the right height?

Thanks,
DaveGoodrich is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2005, 08:24 PM
Can't Get Enough
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
 
Re: \'84 suburban: rear shoulder belts an option?

On the second row, both ends of the stock belt terminated in the retractor assembly, they both retracted. I put in aftermarket ones that don't do that.
The third row mounts the retractor on the wall just above the wheelwell, runs to a bracket above the window, then terminates on the floorboard.
c_rock is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2005, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
Veteran
 
DaveGoodrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Redlands, California
Posts: 1,220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: \'84 suburban: rear shoulder belts an option?

Cool, thanks for the info. I guess I will be looking for some aftermarket belts, since I don't want the type that has retracters in both ends.
DaveGoodrich is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2005, 03:33 PM
Can't Get Enough
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
 
Re: \'84 suburban: rear shoulder belts an option?

I got my aftermarket belts from here:

http://store.yahoo.net/wescoperformance/index.html

I got 6 with retractors, and 2 lapbelts. I also had to get 4 L-brackets for the first and second rows, since they mount on the floor.
And they gave me a discount (don't remember how much) for odering so many belts.
c_rock is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-11-2005, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
Veteran
 
DaveGoodrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Redlands, California
Posts: 1,220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: \'84 suburban: rear shoulder belts an option?

I got some belts from Wesco for my Jeepster a while back. I was thinking of using them again.

Thanks,
DaveGoodrich is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome