Seat Belts?

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skaggs
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Seat Belts?

Post by skaggs » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:06 am

So I ordered a set of seat belts for my '56 from Larry's. I got an order confirmation almost 2 weeks ago. My car is in the shop for a couple of things and I was going to have the belts installed. Still no seat belts have arrived. I called Larry's and they said the belts are back ordered and it would be another 3 weeks. Grrr. It would have been nice to have been notified of the back order. But anyway.... I'm looking for an alternative source for seat belts that would work for a '56 T-Bird. Any suggestions? Are lap belts what most folks use or can 3-point belts work? Thanks for any advice!!

Thomas

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Re: Seat Belts?

Post by 1957Birdman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 pm

Lap belts are the way to go. Three point belts don't work because of the way the convertible top is stowed behind the seat. The lap belts work fine and were available on the car originally.
Good luck,
Lew Bachman
1957 Colonial White (with lap belts)

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paul2748
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Re: Seat Belts?

Post by paul2748 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:48 pm

Try the other suppliers - CASCO, Hills, Concours Parts
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Re: Seat Belts?

Post by CSPIDY » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:20 pm

I am sure CASCO has them in stock
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