LJ73 roll bar seat belt bolt size (1 Viewer)

AndyO78FJ40

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I just picked up a 1992 LJ73 originally from Spain. I bought some 3 pt retractable seatbelts for the rear seats but the bolts that came with it didn’t seem to fit. I believe they are 7/16. Does anyone know the proper bolt size for the threads in the roll bar mounts?
 

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Seat belt anchor bolts are supposed to be 7/16"-20, all makes and models foreign and domestic but I don't know when that started... and I'm sure there are some rare exceptions to the rule.
 

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Thanks guys. I’m thinking because it is from Spain it might be metric. Will see if I can get lucky at Lowe’s and find some.
 

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I cleaned out the captive nuts with a 7/16 tap and was able to use the supplied 7/16 x 20 bolts....so I guess they were standardized to SAE even in Spain.
 

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I cleaned out the captive nuts with a 7/16 tap and was able to use the supplied 7/16 x 20 bolts....so I guess they were standardized to SAE even in Spain.
The tread might be close enough to get the sae tap trough but afaik Toyota only uses metric on the 70's
 
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The bolts are probably the same as all other Toyota cars and Landcruisers. They don't make a special bolt for each model. I cant see an individual bolt for sale and Cruiserdan says they can only be sourced with the seat belt. So, off to the wreckers
I had always always thought they were a unique thread, as Mudgudeon says, to stop any old bolt being used.

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