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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 19, 9:06 AM Thread Starter
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'69 Seat Belt Q&A for the Concours Crowd

Somewhere along the way the shoulder straps for my EC disappeared. And, I have one set of black seat belts and one set of blue seat belts. Strangely, both are date correct.

My interior is blue.

Clearly, I have to purchase some belts as part of the restoration. My question for the experts here that do Concours shows, should I attempt to find date correct OEM belts or can I go aftermarket with the correct date tags sewn into the aftermarket belts? I assume that using aftermarket belts would result in a discrepant hit for a Concours show?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 19, 9:40 PM
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Re: '69 Seat Belt Q&A for the Concours Crowd

While I have no experience regarding Concours shows, I believe that some will give a pass when it comes to safety items such as seat belts and brakes. I would tend to believe that as long as the material is original looking you should be ok. 50 year old webbing doesn't inspire a lot of confidence.

There are many belt restorers that will reuse your date tags on new webbing.

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Re: '69 Seat Belt Q&A for the Concours Crowd

Thanks Ed.

Would really like to hear from anyone that has concours experience on this one.

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Re: '69 Seat Belt Q&A for the Concours Crowd

I have 69 blue belts Im not sure if hardtop is the same as el camino. I'm switching to a black interior.

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Re: '69 Seat Belt Q&A for the Concours Crowd

I've also got a mint condition blue set. What's the build date of the Elky?
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