Seat Belts/harnesses suggestions...

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by REZARF, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. REZARF

    REZARF

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    Howdy-

    Got my new Saab seats into the cruiser and had to swap out the rear belts for the retractable ones up front.

    I am looking into options for a shoulder harness, 4 point type setup. What do I need to be looking at. I am adding a rear bar behind the seats so I can mount the shoulder straps correctly.

    This is my DD so I dont want a Nascar setup for getting in and out. Is there any convient safe setups out there?

    What about lap belt options? I still would like to be able to lean out and see tire placement without unbuckling.

    Thanks in advace-

    Drew <><
     
  2. dustin

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    4 point are the nascar style... Though you have a few, kinda modern day options. Corbeau has a retractible one, so its similar to a 3 point style, but I hear they dont lock until you move forward a good foot. There are diff levers, like a cam style lever, or your standard latch, and some have regular seat belt style latch. Search the pirate board ( pirate4x4.com) as this has been covered alot over there. search for corbeau and you'll see the ones I mentioned. summit racing has alot of them for sale. They come in diff widths too, so it all comes down to personal preference.

    -Dustin
     
  3. petescoffee

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    Cool cruisers offers a seat belt set up. Shoulder and Lap belts.
    I have the Corbeau 4 point and they are a bit of a pain.Good if you roll bad if you need to reach something. You can put both in and use on on road another off road.
     
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    check out shroth(sp?) belts they make a system with a fixed lap belt and a retracting shuolder harness. carl
     
  5. andrewfarmer

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    Personally I wouldnt use a retracible belt off road.

    I've seen too many situations where a truck is stuck in a dangerous situation, the driver has got out to have a look, got back in and cant put on the belt because it's locked up.

    Depending on your road regs, you can always get some made up - here the aviation shops can do 'approved' stitching - I've previously had a 4 point made up with the shoulder staprs stiched to the lap - easy to do up/undo, not quite as quick ot get out of in an emergency as a proper 4 point which releases each strap seperately.

    My static 3 point is roll tested and performed perfectly!!
     
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