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shoulder belts?

Postby spesce » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:34 pm

My 1968 Crewcab W200 has threaded locations for shoulder belts in both the front and rear locations. Did these ever have shoulder belts? When did Dodge start including this option?
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Re: shoulder belts?

Postby digdoug » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:47 am

The hole turned up in 68.I have never seen a stock shoulder strap in a swepty.
I sold all of my sweptline trucks,except the invisible one. I just couldn't stand to see it go!
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Postby dodgeboykim » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:16 pm

Maybe Ma Mopar was anticipating a safety change from the bureaucrats that never came about. :thinking
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Re: shoulder belts?

Postby nytemuvr » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:55 am

digdoug wrote:The hole turned up in 68.I have never seen a stock shoulder strap in a swepty.
My '68 has no holes for shoulder belts.
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Re: shoulder belts?

Postby wally426ci » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:00 am

I used the shoulder belt holes in mine (they had little buttons in them) to mount new 3 point belts.

The problem I have is that the hole is pretty high so the belt cuts into my neck a little. I wish I could find a set of belts (now that I've spent a good bit on these from Snappin Turtle) that has a lead length that places the point lower. I plan on trying a child seat adjuster to bring it a little lower..... for now I just have pads on the belts. My old belts were crap. I threw them away as they would not have been safe for resale. They would loosen up as you drive. :pale
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Re: shoulder belts?

Postby nytemuvr » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:15 pm

wally426ci wrote:I used the shoulder belt holes in mine (they had little buttons in them) to mount new 3 point belts.

The problem I have is that the hole is pretty high so the belt cuts into my neck a little. I wish I could find a set of belts (now that I've spent a good bit on these from Snappin Turtle) that has a lead length that places the point lower. I plan on trying a child seat adjuster to bring it a little lower..... for now I just have pads on the belts. My old belts were crap. I threw them away as they would not have been safe for resale. They would loosen up as you drive. :pale
I stand corrected...I do have holes with buttons, every time I look up that way I'm amazed that they put a wire coat hook up behind the seat, and mine is still there. That was right around the time that the Government started with the pollution stuff too. I think Ma Mopar anticipated it as they were the last of the Big 3 to put smog pumps and pollution controls in. CA vehicles started getting worse then also. I'd be damned to put shoulder belts back in my Challenger, it took me a couple of days to put a headliner in it, I hate them and I wasn't going to cut holes in it.
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Re: shoulder belts?

Postby welderseries » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:42 am

I found seat belts with an 8" shoulder extension option: https://www.seatbeltplanet.com/seatbelt ... 25/view/63
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