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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 19, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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69 Chevelle seat belt bolts

Hey Guys,

So I'm piecing together seat belts for a bench 4 speed 69 Chevelle project. The pictures below shows three sized bolts, no shoulder, medium shoulder and tall shoulder. I know the no shoulder goes to the belts on the back seats. The medium shoulder I think go to the inner tunnel for the driver and passenger connections for shoulder and lap belts.

Is the last bolt (tall shoulder) for the retractable outer belts for driver and passenger? it seems weird to be me because the shoulder part doesn't fit through the slot of the mounting bracket for the retractable belt.

What is the correct bolt for the retractable seat belt?
Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 19, 11:26 AM
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Re: 69 Chevelle seat belt bolts

You should ask this question on Chevelle Stuff.
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Re: 69 Chevelle seat belt bolts

Without referring to the Fisher Body manual, if you have 1 belt bolted to that point, it gets the short bolt, 2 gets the medium, and 3 gets the long bolt. Bucket seat interior would differ from the bench seat. So the inside front bolts would be long and the outers would be short, for bench seats.
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I would have a bit of a problem paying $49.95 / year to a site to get this question answered, I think you do our site a disservice.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 19, 12:51 PM
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This is still the MOST informative Chevelle site, some support it, others always seem to treat it as the bastard site and the cool kids need to look elsewhere.....I've been everywhere and this, my friends, is where the knowledge is.
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Re: 69 Chevelle seat belt bolts

Jerry/Lance,

While I can appreciate your position here, you are missing the point.
ChevelleStuff is widely known as a go to destination for Chevelle information. It has always been a free public site and will continue as such for everyone.
What we have implemented for those how wish to join, is a series of additional features such as live chat for immediate responses to questions and product discounts from our group of trusted vendors. So even if you are a very knowledgeable Chevelle person and don't have questions to ask, you can join and more than pay for the yearly membership with one product purchase based on the discounts being offered.
I think you guys do a great job over here... we have just decided to take things in a different direction.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 19, 2:52 PM
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Re: 69 Chevelle seat belt bolts

Thanx for posting Chuck. I hope you didn't take my post as a discredit to chevellestuff or any other site. My point was only that this site offers the greatest interactive knowledge base of all. Just like conversation, you may have to weed through some fluff but nowhere else do you get the instant feedback as TC. And I will say this, if you stick around you can also see who talks the talk and who has other motives.
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Always good to have multiple sources when building a factory correct car.

The goal is to do it right the first time.

$49 could save you several thousand.
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Always good to have multiple sources when building a factory correct car.

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$49 could save you several thousand.
Exactly....well said Mike.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 19, 5:36 PM
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Re: 69 Chevelle seat belt bolts

I hope your not planning on using the shoulder harness that is connected to the roof of one of these cars.. Very dangerous if you get into an accident.. My brother and I were talking to a 75 year old tow truck driver who towed back in the 60s and 70s. He said he saw enough head decapitations from shoulder belts in hard tops to know never to use one..
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I hope your not planning on using the shoulder harness that is connected to the roof of one of these cars.. Very dangerous if you get into an accident.. My brother and I were talking to a 75 year old tow truck driver who towed back in the 60s and 70s. He said he saw enough head decapitations from shoulder belts in hard tops to know never to use one..
Yikes!! I had no idea... No wonder the car didn't have any front seat belts....
Maybe I'll just use the waist belt and take my chances. Believe me I don't even want to think about an accident and will try my best to not be in any situation, but accidents do happen.

Thanks everyone for the information about the shouldered bolts. So it seems like the retractable belt would not use a shouldered bolt, this makes sense since it doesn't fit anyway.
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I use the lap belts. I'd like to have a shoulder belt but it would need to be connected to the seat some how, trouble is its not tested so it might make things worse..

That tow truck driver was saying those accidents were all cars that got T-boned, the roof usually buckles on hard tops.. On the el Camino/ Sprint, the shoulder harness is connected to the roof pillar which is fairly strong but I still don't trust it.. I had mine connected up there for a little but didn't feel comfortable wearing the shoulder harness after hearing those story's and that guy isn't a BSer..
I'm back to just a lap belt.. I'm using Beams belts that they use in airplanes, they seem well made and the action on them is very positive..

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I hope your not planning on using the shoulder harness that is connected to the roof of one of these cars.. Very dangerous if you get into an accident.. My brother and I were talking to a 75 year old tow truck driver who towed back in the 60s and 70s. He said he saw enough head decapitations from shoulder belts in hard tops to know never to use one..
Wow, this is the first time I've ever heard that, and I've been driving these 1968+ cars since they were brand new.....
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I'm pretty sure it's still against the rules here to try to get members to leave and go to another site.
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Wow, this is the first time I've ever heard that, and I've been driving these 1968+ cars since they were brand new.....

I'm 61 and never saw anything like that either but that's what the old time tow truck driver was saying. So, like everything from the internet, take it with a grain of salt..

If you look at how the shoulder harness is attached to the roof, it does make sense..
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