78fj40 front seat belts

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by mike, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. mike

    mike 82bj42 1st project

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    I am setting my cruiser up for a soft-top. My 3 point seat belts were attached to the hard top side panels. Where do I bolt my seat belts to when I have a soft top on? I thought of buying some replacement lap belts from 72 to 76 fj40's.
    Any advise or suggestions would be appreaciated. Thx
     
  2. FJ40onNOS

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    mine are on the roll bar, is there tabs to bolt on the rollbar?
     
  3. mike

    mike 82bj42 1st project

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    No tabs on the roll bar. Mine were bolted to the hard top side panels. Thx
     
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    FJ40onNOS

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    well then ya id just by lap belts, or fab the tabs up, hope it works out for ya,

    Grady
     
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    Mike,

    If you have the OEM rollbar, you can attach the upper pivot point of the belt in place of the lower bolt on the rollbar bracket - the bracket that attaches the side bars to the main hoop. The belt reel may have a mounting point low on the main rollbar hoop. If not, buy some heavy stock L bracket or fab some angle iron and bolt the bottom of the L bracket with one of the rollbar to rear fender bolts. Bolt the belt reel to the upright portion of the L. The reel must be vertical to work properly. Be sure to use appropriate materials (steel & bolts). You will want them to hold you in case of an accident. Safety first!

    Good Luck
     
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