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Taking a break from calculating the terminal velocity of flying pigs, so got back to the the rear sill repair on the dead duck. Continue to be amazed at the amount of buried rust on this thing. Unfortunately I can’t replace everything and thus completely get rid of all the flakiness, including myself. One advantage of opening this all up is I’m able to put in some seat belt tie-downs that are removeable. Not sure why they need to removeable but they are. When I get the replacement sill pieces welded in I’ll add a couple more tack welds through them into the tie-down support o-rings. Should keep the archeologists scratching their heads in a 1000 years.
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Yes, my 45 is a removable top. I do see two raised eyebolts, but not four. Since there were only two I thought maybe those had something to do with the jack equipment?In the US there were four eyebolts on the raised section behind the seat. This is on the 45s with a removable top. Last year for import to the US for the FJ45 was 1967. I'm sure that changed in later years. I know Canadian market got a special bracket for three point seat belts in the 45 pickup.
Yes, my 45 is a removable top. I do see two raised eyebolts, but not four. Since there were only two I thought maybe those had something to do with the jack equipment?
I think I'm just plain blind at times, but there are 4 raised eyebolts. Got some seatbelts on order. Thanx everyone.Jack fit under the driver's seat. Had a clamp system held to the floor by three bolt. Tool kit was held in place by a strap using two footman loops. Had a raised brackets on either end where the tool kit sat to keep it from sliding backwards or forward. From the factory would have been four eyebolts to hold two seat belts.
Thanks Paul. The original ones that I have are in pretty rough shape and I really couldn't tell you if they're from this 45 or some other cruiser project of mine. Once I get them I'll post up some pictures and a review of them.So I got two sets of 1036027, which are chrome clips, 60” in length (40 adjustable) and color 27 (ruby red). I think I measured the original ones in my ‘65 FJ40 and that’s what they were, or close, in length. Same seat setup basically. The passenger seat is weird in that you’d never buckle two people together but the anchor points are spread out like you might. I see I bought mine in May of 2019, still not in place with seats, so we’ll see , YMMV. Or maybe it’s YAMV .
Note, while ok for my non-concours resto, the sewing on these is not super high quality. Sufficient for strength hopefully, just not in the class of original. HTH. Paul