Author Topic: Seat-Belt Upgrade on 1975 C-10  (Read 5092 times)

Offline VileZambonie

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Re: Seat-Belt Upgrade on 1975 C-10
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2020, 12:17:09 PM »
The earlier retractors were installed about a 1/2" closer to the rocker panel. No need to drill through carpet, just heat up an old socket on an extension and press down. It will cut and seal a perfect hole.
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Re: Seat-Belt Upgrade on 1975 C-10
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2020, 02:16:41 PM »
Clever VZ, like burning the end of a nylon rope!

Get her red hot and have a fan on, noxious gas is not good...
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Re: Seat-Belt Upgrade on 1975 C-10
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2020, 06:15:05 PM »
noxious gas is not good...

Like if you eat Taco Bell
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Re: Seat-Belt Upgrade on 1975 C-10
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2020, 10:49:23 PM »
That’s the same conclusion I came up with. I was hoping not to do that because where I’d have to mount it is right above the fuel tank and I really don’t want to drop a tank haha. Decisions decisions....

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Re: Seat-Belt Upgrade on 1975 C-10
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2020, 07:04:39 AM »
You could make a heavy duty bracket. Bolt sticking up on one side, bolt it down in the factory hole.
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Re: Seat-Belt Upgrade on 1975 C-10
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2020, 02:48:06 AM »
I am attaching a picture that will show the Seat and Seat Belt Hole locations for you on my 81 K10 that use the 3 point belt you show in your pictures.
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Re: Seat-Belt Upgrade on 1975 C-10
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2020, 03:01:41 PM »
My 76 C10 has 3 point seat belts but with 2 retractors, one at floor level and the other on the pillar, I've seen the ones you have in the parts book but not the ones I have, mine is a Cheyenne whether that makes any difference?
I need a replacement on the drivers side as the bottom belt locks whenever you pull it.
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Re: Seat-Belt Upgrade on 1975 C-10
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2020, 05:35:27 AM »
The ad stated they are original C10 seatbelts. I am attempting to load the pictures using a computer so I hope it works. Did you install the 3 point housing to the original lap belt mounting hole on the floor or did you use a different hole?
The belts I have in my 76 C10 Cheyenne have the mounting bracket behind the retractor whereas the ones you show have the mount alongside the retractor hence the clearance issue with the door. My retractor is goosed so I have to attach it to the buckle then slip the shoulder strap over to keep the plod from getting too nosey!
On mine there is a retractor at the base of the pillar then another on the pillar just above waist height then a slide for the belt above shoulder height.

Graham