OEM Seatbelt Mounting - '78 USDM Hardtop (1 Viewer)

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Looking for an answer as to how OEM seatbelts were/are mounted on a USDM 1978 Hardtop. I've seen photos of seatbelts mounted to both the hardtop and the roll bar, but trying to determine how they were mounted from the factory; for all mounting points. This is for both front seats and jump seats.

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Wait...that's how the '77 was mounted, not the '78. '78s were always mounted to the roll bar both top and bottom (mostly sure :hmm:). My 8/77 mounted to the hard top as shown but I bought a 78 roll bar and swapped it in to get the seat belts mounted to the roll bar.

@78Mustard - Do you not have mounts for your retractor at the bottom of the roll bar?
 

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I bought my 78 new in Dec. '77 and the seat belt retractors were bolted to the hard top as shown in post #2. There was no mounting bracket on the rollbar. I added a mount to the side of the tub several years later for use when the top was off.
 

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Was it common for people to move them from the hardtop to the rollbar when the top was removed? My 7/77 had them mounted to the rollbar but the top was off of it when i bought it too.
 

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That or somewhere near the base of the rollbar. I didn't weld at the time, so I formed a bracket that bolted between the inside of the tub and base of the rollbar.

Was it common for people to move them from the hardtop to the rollbar when the top was removed? My 7/77 had them mounted to the rollbar but the top was off of it when i bought it too.
 
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Wait...that's how the '77 was mounted, not the '78. '78s were always mounted to the roll bar both top and bottom (mostly sure :hmm:). My 8/77 mounted to the hard top as shown but I bought a 78 roll bar and swapped it in to get the seat belts mounted to the roll bar.

@78Mustard - Do you not have mounts for your retractor at the bottom of the roll bar?

10/77 build and it doesn't look like I have mounts for the retractor. Looks like I will need to mount to the side.
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Yeah, must be a mid cycle, "use all the parts we have until they're gone" thing on the 78s. Since the builds for 78s started 9/77 it looks like the 77 roll bars and jump seats went through at least 12/77 on the 78s.
 

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