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Any Recommendations For Aftermarket Seat Belts?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Snoops, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. Nov 8, 2020
    Snoops

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    In need of some, would like to go with 3 point retractable, but there are so many folks selling them, wondering if anyone out there has any recommendations on where to purchase.
     
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    mickeykelley

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    Seatbelts plus
     
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    PieLut

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    Boyink

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    I used 2nd hand TJ belts in my '64 CJ6.
     
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    Snoops

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    Thanks all for the recommendations, much appreciated. Hey PieLut, any chance you would be willing to post pictures of how to mounted to roll cage?
     
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    Downs

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    I used Qudratec for my 76 when I ordered new lap belts. Pricing was reasonable and I got them in Orange both front and rear sets. I was going to use seatbelts plus for my XJ. 25 year old UV exposed seat belts don't inspire the most confidence lol.
     
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    Jonbbrew

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    My question with these old jeeps is how do folks really secure their belts to the floor? I know there are connections there, but a bolt through a fairly thin metal floor wont hold up in an accident. I am sure they will just pull through. Has anyone made bracket that bolt to the frame underneath to connect with the belts? or other more secure options they could post some pics?
     
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    Snoops

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    Great question, I would be interested in seeing pics as well.
     
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    Twin2

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    good question
    factory uses a nut welded to plate and spot welded to tub . 3 needed
    one on each fender well (forward) one in between seats on rear floor
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    PeteL

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    I never felt like being strapped to the frame, in an event where the body parted company with it. o_O
     
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    Glenn

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    Agreed! Even simple flexing of the body might have bad results.
     
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    Jw60

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    The universal belts come with a backing plate to keep it from pulling thru. Basically 3" dia 11 or 12 ga with the 1/2 center hole.
    If your seat is bolted to the body you bolt the belts to the body. You don't want your belts to be in tension as the vehicle separates with your body in the way.
     
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    Jonbbrew

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    I can see both ways having an advantage and dis. I was wondering that with the roll cage as well. Since it seems they are just bolted to the body, that really doesn't give it much protection. But then again, if the body separates from the frame and brings the roll cage and belts (person) with it, i guess that's good. :rolleyes:
     
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    Boyink

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    In my CJ6 I had seat mounts and seat belts all integrated to the rollcage. I didn't tie the rollcage to the frame.
     
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    PieLut

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    Here are a few pics. Keep in mind that I built a custom roll cage and your application will likely be different.

    I welded a mounting tab here, just behind the seats for the reel.
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    I made a threaded tube that is welded on both sides of the cage. This mounts the shoulder part of the belt.
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    In this picture, you can see the passenger side buckle. The buckle simply bolts to the floor with a thick plate underneath to add strength to the mounting location. The 18" cable buckle allowed me to mount the buckle on the floor and reach up in between my seat and center console and still have a good spot to clip in to.
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    Here you can see where the shoulder and reel mounts are located in relationship to the seat.
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    Snoops

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    Perfect!, good looking rig. Thanks again
     

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