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I got a hold of a console from a '68 Elky and about halfway along each side of it there is a metal attachment that looks something like a seatbelt clip. I wouldn't think a seat belt holder would be attached to a console, so does anyone know what it is? It might not even be stock - probably added on for something at a later date (?). Thanks!
 

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Not sure on a 68 console..but the 69 consoles had a U shaped metal clip for attaching seat belts too. In later years thee were plastic "pockets" on the side of the console to put the buckles in.

I would like to have a set of the metal clips for my car.
 

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Those clips are indeed for stowage of the seat belt buckle when not in use. 68 and 69 Chevelles and El Caminos equipped with consoles, used identical clips, although they were attached at different points on the console. 68's were flush with the bottom of the console; 69's were about half way up the console base and canted slightly to the rear.

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I just got a set of these clips for my 69 elky thanks to 10sec69 (Jim). Anybody got a photo or a sketch of the correct location they could share?

I found this diagram in the assembly manual but no dimensions to go by.


 

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I measured the holes on a '69 console, from the front tip measuring 'back' and from the recess (where the stainless trim is) measuring 'up' the holes are located;

TOP HOLE
16 3/4 back, 1 1/14 up.

Bottom hole
16 1/2 back, 1/2 up.
 

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Originally posted by Dean:
I wonder why the "NOTE: Buckle retainer to be used for shoulder harness buckle stowage only"
That is where I usually keep mine.
Maybe because you were supposed to be using the "seat" belt?? ;)

Thanks for the measurements Doug, and the photo Dean.


You know....that's another difference in the elkys. My shoulder belt's buckle mechanism is attached to the belt coming from the roof and clips to a holder on the sail panel for storage.
 
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