I have done this retrofit in my FJ 60 using rear 3 point belts and trim from an FJ62. Mark W has recently done the same retrofit and probably did it more smoothly than I did as he wisely chose to secure the retractor mounting bolts facing outward. In any event, the upper mounting hole and nut in the pillar is crucial. Ours had the hole and nut; you can feel the hole impression beneath the fabric. However, I've heard that sometimes the mounting nut is not there. If this is the case, my preparation research told me you can drill a 1and 1/2 inch hole below the hole and with your first two fingers hold an appropriate nut and fender washer inside the pillar to secure the upper seat belt mount. The hole can be plugged with a 1 and 1/2 inch plastic plug which will be covered by the seat belts. Once this is done, you need to drill a hole through the wheel well to mount the lower mounting point. The exact drill position is marked by a circular hole in the wheel well trim cover. The last part of the installation requires cutting an approximately 4x4 space and drilling mounting holes for mounting the retractors. I used a dremel tool and about ten small cutting wheels. Once the belts are mounted you can finish the installation with the 62 trim. I then cut the side panels back to meet the 62 trim.
I need to do almopst the same thing here. I have an 88 FJ62 and need to install shoulder belts in the back. I know of the OEM kit that will provide a fixed should strap, but I'd rather have a retractable belt. I've also read the posting on using the Volvo 240 wagon setup but I was wondering a few things before I attempt the swap.
Has anyone tried to modify a front 3 point seat belt from a 62 for the back seat?
Has anyone located a company that has a pre done solution?
What other attemps have been tried, I'm not looking to reinvent the wheel, but the pesky offspring need seat belts
Make it safer for his kids maybe?? Wants to make it safer for back seat passengers in general? s***, most people who hop in the back seat of my rig never use the seat belts just because they're lap belts.
X2 on the search!
I posted up on my conversion but PM me if you have any ???s after you search.
I gave Toyota part #s and prices in my previous posts. Its inexpensive, fairly easy, and good for the kids.
The only drawback is that the shoulder part of the belt rides high, but there are seat belt adjusters for kids that bring it down enough to be safe.