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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Seatbelts

How many of us have the original seatbelts?

In my case, the belts were about 23 years old......typical belts....pretty beat up from getting stuck in the door striker every time I get out.....always locking up on the trail.....you know that feeling.....pinned back against the seat because you are pointing down about 30 deg......

Put on new belts today....besides the fact that they look really nice....(they don't look like a worn out pair of jeans any more)....the belt retracts when I want it to and doesn't pin me against the seat......AND....the latch is spring loaded....so when I push in the button to release the belt it just jumps out.....

I rate this change up there with the "I wish I had done this sooner".

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In '78 Jeeps came with only lap belts. For a long time I had felt uncomfortable with them. Finally put on a lap/shoulder combo when I did the restoration.

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Where did you get them and what did they cost? Mine look pretty beat up too. Wife's toyota corolla needs a new belt on one side and they want $400 for it. Is there an aftermarket source for these things?
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I got the one's for my CJ from Krage Motorsports...about $65/pair....came with all the hardware including new caps.....

As for your Toyota....JC Whitney.....or the junk yard....

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I just took mine from a 1992 Caravan donor... used the rear seat belts that'd never been used.
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Well there's the options, from cheap to downright thrifty. Thanks.
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I kinda like the occasional bang of the passenger seat belt against the side of the Jeep to scare the crap out of me while driving.

I have replaced the female end on my not so old 95. My biggest suprise was that the release button was orange. Who knew?

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How many of us have the original seatbelts?

In my case, the belts were about 23 years old......typical belts....pretty beat up from getting stuck in the door striker every time I get out.....always locking up on the trail.....you know that feeling.....pinned back against the seat because you are pointing down about 30 deg......

Put on new belts today....besides the fact that they look really nice....(they don't look like a worn out pair of jeans any more)....the belt retracts when I want it to and doesn't pin me against the seat......AND....the latch is spring loaded....so when I push in the button to release the belt it just jumps out.....

I rate this change up there with the "I wish I had done this sooner".
Link or catalog? Mine bit the dust a while back and we've just been using the 3" lap belts
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Johnny....long time no hear.....I guess your coming out of hibernation....so...how do you like those winters up in Minot?

I got mine from Krage. I use them for all of the stock parts. They have missed one part on occasion but a quick email solves the problem. And they have about the best prices.....

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Here's a seatbelt question: can I put a lap belt in the middle of the rear seat on my TJ? I want to be able to "legally" carry four other people in it with me.

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