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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    Seats and Seat Belts

    Stomper
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    Post by Stomper Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:04 pm

    Funny how times change. I remember being so happy (45 years ago) that my '65 A100 didn't have any seat belts. I recently pulled the front seats out of my '69 G10, as they're in pretty rough shape. One option is to have them re-upholstered. I was wondering if anyone has found more modern, high back buckets from another vehicle that (miraculously) pretty much bolt in, and that I might be able to find at the wreckers?

    Also, the seat belts could stand replacing. Any recommendations? Has anyone installed three-point aftermarket belts, and if so, is it a fairly easy install? Or is everyone just sticking with lap belts of some kind?
    vanny
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    Post by vanny Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:50 pm

    I seaerched using the Search tab at the top of the page and found the following thread on 3 point belt installation...

    https://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t30448-3-point-seatbelts?highlight=3+point

    Also used search tab and found this about seats used for G-Vans...

    https://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t46588-help-seats?highlight=seats

    Hope these help...


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    Stomper
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    Post by Stomper Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:52 pm

    Thanks! Unfortunately, the links for 3-point belts from eBay no longer work. Anyone know the manufacturer of the set everyone seemed so happy with?
    vanny
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    Post by vanny Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:23 am



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    Stomper
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    Post by Stomper Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:59 am

    Great, thanks! Makes me wonder if anyone buys the NON-retractable version. Upside might be overall comfort, getting it adjusted to just the right length once and never having to do it again.
    vanny
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    Post by vanny Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:52 am

    And safety for you and your loved ones...


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    Buddyr
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    Post by Buddyr Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:12 pm

    Stomper wrote:Great, thanks! Makes me wonder if anyone buys the NON-retractable version. Upside might be overall comfort, getting it adjusted to just the right length once and never having to do it again.

    Remember freedom of movement like if you want to reach something you dropped or changing the radio. I have used non retractable in the handicap vans I have built for someone with upper body strength issues. probably good used in back for the kids seats. hahahaha!

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    AzDon
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    Post by AzDon Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:09 pm

    My issue with most of the seat choices out there is that a seat cushion over two inches has you lookin through the top six inches of the windshield....

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