FJ60 Seatbelt Planet- Rear retractable seat belts

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Honestly wasn’t that bad. Full day for one side, 4 hours for the next. I had a threaded C-Pillar and count myself lucky for that.

I purchased 62 rear belts with stock trim, then sent them to seatbelt planet to get re-webbed this was definitely a costly way to go about it.

Not many are going to that effort for a stock looking truck. And honestly mine is anything but stock looking on the interior, so it comes up a bit of a waste in the long run. If you take a look at TLC’s rear seatbelt work they are also mounting the retractors externally.

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If I were to do it again, I’d take a look at using 80 series rear retractors.


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Maybe figure out a way to place them under the quarter panel and incorporate a belt pass-thru like these.

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Hmmm, this is interesting that Seatbelt Planet can re-web OEM hardware. My ‘90 62 has all the hardware in place but the belt material, esp the driver side are rough, beginning to worry about how safe they are anymore. If this is a viable option, I would consider getting all five belts rewebbed.

Question is.....what about the front seatbelt floor attachment ‘stalks’? The plastic covers on mine have really started crumbling apart and look terrible. Any idea if SBP can re-web the stalks AND add new plastic covers on these?
 

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Hmmm, this is interesting that Seatbelt Planet can re-web OEM hardware. My ‘90 62 has all the hardware in place but the belt material, esp the driver side are rough, beginning to worry about how safe they are anymore. If this is a viable option, I would consider getting all five belts rewebbed.

Question is.....what about the front seatbelt floor attachment ‘stalks’? The plastic covers on mine have really started crumbling apart and look terrible. Any idea if SBP can re-web the stalks AND add new plastic covers on these?
Call SBP and ask for Steve Purkel, he may have an option for you.
 

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I did the Seatbelt Planet belts in my 60 a few years ago. The job was a little fiddly, but it worked out fine. Link: The Rushing Turdle

Edit: Oops! I see that I have already been mentioned on this thread a couple of times. My apologies!
 
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I did the Seatbelt Planet belts in my 60 a few years ago. The job was a little fiddly, but it worked out fine. Link: The Rushing Turdle

Edit: Oops! I see that I have already been mentioned on this thread a couple of times. My apologies!
That’s fine... glad you could join the conversation.
 
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Anyone finally come to a decision on the retractor. Better to get one from an 80 or go the SBP route and make a bracket? Thanks!
 
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Does anyone know why they didnt design the retractable part to go where the OEM lap belt retractor goes? The seatbelt planet one I got needs to be mounted straight up and down, therefore it requires i do as others have and do some metal work. (the hole i have for my 82 isnt large enough for the retractor. And there are no tapped holes to mount to)

A second question. Has anyone tried a universal seatbelt like this one? If this doesnt need to be mounted straight up and down, then it seems like i could install this with out cutting metal.

 

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For that link you provided the retractor should work the Same way. Meaning your going to have to mount them in a manner that allows the belt path to be pointed toward the top loop.

Your in for some work to install the retractors as others have done.

The top bolt hole you can feed a string down (someone used a shop vac sucking from the wheel well side to help) attach a nut /washer/plate set-up with your favorite adhesive on it. Pull it with the tape up to the hole.

Start your bolt to hold it tight against the hole on the inside and the adhesive will cure holding the plate/nut in place.

There was a thread that someone went into greater detail on how they did all that. If you use the search function you might get lucky (I often just google and come up with ih8mud threads)
 
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Thanks NookShneer. I am actually lucky enough to have the top bolt already threaded. Its the mounting of the retractor that i am now brainstorming. I had been wondering why the retractor couldnt be mounted where the OEM retractor goes, which is under the seat. But that puts that at an angle, and the retractor doesnt work unless straight up and down. But i guess that is a bad option for other reasons, like the belt would probably rub against the back of the rear seat and wear down.
I found the link you were talking about. Thanks for that tip! The photos of threading the top hole are there, but his photos of how he mounted the retractor are broken. I've found other photos though from other people's installs...just looking for a few different ways to skin the cat and i'll pick an option that is on the easier side.
 

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@NookShneer

Can I get some specifics on how you mounted the retractors in the picture above?
Also, the dark grey piece is from a 62 I would guess, did you source the molding where the seatbelt comes out from behind? Or is that original and you just "spaced" it out.
(I did some searching but never found a thread/post that explains that part).
Thanks
 

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@NookShneer

Can I get some specifics on how you mounted the retractors in the picture above?
Also, the dark grey piece is from a 62 I would guess, did you source the molding where the seatbelt comes out from behind? Or is that original and you just "spaced" it out.
(I did some searching but never found a thread/post that explains that part).
Thanks
@NookShneer

Can I get some specifics on how you mounted the retractors in the picture above?
Also, the dark grey piece is from a 62 I would guess, did you source the molding where the seatbelt comes out from behind? Or is that original and you just "spaced" it out.
(I did some searching but never found a thread/post that explains that part).
Thanks
The grey pieces are stock OEM 62 belt covers. The creme or white piece above the grey are stock 62 window trim pieces.

best bet for sourcing these are from a person parting out a 89-90 FJ62. I did this and then sent the OEM retractors out to Seatbelt planet to have the webbing replaced.

I’ll try and snap some photos tonight of the mounting of the retractors as I can’t find any better photos on my phone.

with regards to the-trim pieces that the belt passes thru if you used a seat-belt planet style retractor (they have removable belts in the retractor vs. perm mounted retractors like The OEM style) you could add a pass tru of the stock trim piece.

Or, mount them externally on the trim panels. This has been done TLC/ICON on some of the builds they have.
 
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