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49 3100 seat belts 3 point
#1408977 Fri May 07 2021 12:51 PM
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'Bolter
want to put a 3 point seat belt harness in my 49. has anyone put a used set in? what vehicles seat belts will fit? trying to avoid the $250 supply houses.

Re: 49 3100 seat belts 3 point
rad #1409038 Fri May 07 2021 09:36 PM
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I bought new 3 point seat belts from Amazon for a fraction of the price that the popular supply houses charge. Choice of colours was good. The only issue was that the webbing from buckle to floor attachment part was too short so I made an extension with 3/8" aircraft style cable.

This is what I bought: https://www.carid.com/safetboy/ I see that make a "bench seat extension"; that would be easier than making one like I did!

I wouldn't mess with used stuff as it's probably pretty well worn out.

I believe the harnesses that racing guys use has a "best before" date. They are replaced before that date regardless of wear.

Last edited by Gord&Fran; Fri May 07 2021 09:42 PM.

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Re: 49 3100 seat belts 3 point
rad #1409126 Sat May 08 2021 09:32 PM
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'Bolter
I used a kit from Julianos that fit very well and was easy to install. I have never wished I did not have those seat belts. I got the 3 point in burgundy and they kind of match the seat upholstery.
https://www.julianos.com/product-p/jupb3nr.htm

Re: 49 3100 seat belts 3 point
rad #1409189 Sun May 09 2021 04:27 PM
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Unrepentant VW Lover
Agree with Terry -- I, too, used the Juliano's 3-point kit in my '49. Very easy to install and I am very happy with them. I got the retractable ones, though.

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John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
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'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: 49 3100 seat belts 3 point
rad #1409356 Mon May 10 2021 05:41 PM
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'Bolter
I put a set in from my parts '92 F150 into my 1949 3600, I knew the whole history on the parts truck and it's low miles. The retractor sits neatly on the floor. I also had to use extenders as the 49 seat seems to sit higher or at a different angle from the F150. I made my own backing plates including the long one that you feed in from the top for the shoulder points. Had the boy start the lower bolts from the top and I went underneath to hold 'em in place smile

For some reason I don't have one of it with the seat installed, probably because I'm DRIVING it smile But you get you the idea.

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Re: 49 3100 seat belts 3 point
John Milliman #1409430 Tue May 11 2021 03:05 AM
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Silly question...
What is backing the upper attachment point?


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Re: 49 3100 seat belts 3 point
Crowbar65 #1409437 Tue May 11 2021 03:43 AM
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by Crowbar65
Silly question...
What is backing the upper attachment point?

Ahh I see they aren't in my picture.

Imagine a long piece of flat bar with a nut welded on, and that's all it is. With the headliner out, you can lower it in place from the top and thread in the bolt.

Last edited by NorthCoast3800; Tue May 11 2021 03:44 AM.

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Re: 49 3100 seat belts 3 point
rad #1409448 Tue May 11 2021 11:18 AM
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Can I recommend at teaching string to it just in case you drop it? I had to fish mine out with a magnet once!

Chris

Re: 49 3100 seat belts 3 point
rad #1409457 Tue May 11 2021 12:03 PM
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Unrepentant VW Lover
On mine (Juliano's kit), the upper attachment is backed by a plate with a welded nut. The recommended procedure was to tack weld (or tie) a piece of coat hanger to it to help get it into position. Once the bolt was started, I wiggled the coat hanger enough to break the tackweld and got the coat hangar back out.

The access behind there is tight and at a little bit of an angle so I don't think that something non rigid like a string will help much. It doesn't just hang down. You sort of have to push it at an angle. But using the string as a safety might not be a bad idea.

If you have a wife or kid available with a small arm and hands, they might be able to reach down in there and hold it in place.


John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


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Re: 49 3100 seat belts 3 point
rad #1409472 Tue May 11 2021 12:58 PM
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'Bolter
John,

I was able to guide it down to where I needed it (small hands). I used the string, tied off to something in case I dropped it.

Chris

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