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Anyone use harnesses for on road driving

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by FJ55partsBoise, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. FJ55partsBoise

    FJ55partsBoise

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    Anyone have an alternative to using harnesses for daily driving? I have harnesses that are attached to my cage. I'm looking for a seatbelt that works well for daily driving. My OEM lap belts in a 74' FJ40 are not even close to safe enough.

    Anyone know of a company that sells really good lap and shoulder belt systems to use for daily driving? I already have four pt harnesses.

    I asked this question in a previous post and I think it may have been a bit vague, so here goes with a clear question hopefully.

    Thanks as always
     
  2. Archengine

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    I'm doing the same in a few months. For around $80 apiece, Courbeau sells 3 point retractable belts. Now you can feel safe and reach the bag of chips on the passenger floor. Now I just need some good seats to put them on. BTW, at what angle do the 2 rear points go down, and have you had any problems?
     
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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    I have Crow harnesses mounted as per the diagrams in my 40, and use them when I am on and off road. I can see the need for some to have a retractable set up, but I have only ever had this style in this truck since '88, and have gotten used to not having the mobility that the other set ups might provide.

    -Steve
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    I run RCI 2" 4-point belts...and just tuck the shoulder ones behind me for 99% of my driving, on and offroad. Usually only pull them on for "interesting" situations...
     
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    I use the same thing Woody does. You can see pics of it at JEGS or Summitracing.com.
     
  6. FJ55partsBoise

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    arch engine- if you're question was for me...I took a piece of square tube and welded it right behind the rear seat, about level with the pad of the seat where your butt sits. Weld across to the base plate I have that on top of my fenders. This square tube is gussetted and boxed in. I took a 2 inch grade eight bolt and cross drilled the square tube. There are two points just to the outside of the seat where I used a long grade eight bolt and mounted the lower harness pts here. Does this help? I think this is similar to what I have seen others do before.
     
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