best 3 point belts for 72 fastback
#1
Hi there,

Just wondering if someone can share their experiences on retro fitting 3 point retractable belts to a 71-73 fastback. My car is equipped with front factory retractable lap belts and manual shoulder belt that clips into the main buckle. I wanted to replace the hole system with a modern belt and give me some freedom as the manual shoulder belt holds you in place like a fighter pilot and you can't even adjust the radio with ease. I see there are a few options but i am wondering whats the best and easiest to fit. I see Scott Drake do a kit and also Ohio Mustang sell a kit. Some photos and fitting instructions would be great if someone has them.

many Thanks
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#2
(08-18-2015, 10:30 AM)Jimmy Pistol Wrote: Hi there,

Just wondering if someone can share their experiences on retro fitting 3 point retractable belts to a 71-73 fastback. My car is equipped with front factory retractable lap belts and manual shoulder belt that clips into the main buckle. I wanted to replace the hole system with a modern belt and give me some freedom as the manual shoulder belt holds you in place like a fighter pilot and you can't even adjust the radio with ease. I see there are a few options but i am wondering whats the best and easiest to fit. I see Scott Drake do a kit and also Ohio Mustang sell a kit. Some photos and fitting instructions would be great if someone has them.

many Thanks

The ones I have will bolt into the stock location / holes on 71-3's
Just use your original bolts
Don
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#3
(08-18-2015, 11:14 PM)ohiomustang Wrote:
(08-18-2015, 10:30 AM)Jimmy Pistol Wrote: Hi there,

Just wondering if someone can share their experiences on retro fitting 3 point retractable belts to a 71-73 fastback. My car is equipped with front factory retractable lap belts and manual shoulder belt that clips into the main buckle. I wanted to replace the hole system with a modern belt and give me some freedom as the manual shoulder belt holds you in place like a fighter pilot and you can't even adjust the radio with ease. I see there are a few options but i am wondering whats the best and easiest to fit. I see Scott Drake do a kit and also Ohio Mustang sell a kit. Some photos and fitting instructions would be great if someone has them.

many Thanks

The ones I have will bolt into the stock location / holes on 71-3's
Just use your original bolts
Don


Thanks Don,

I have to get an order together for you in the next few days.Do you have instructions you can post online so i could read to get my head around the conversion before i buy.

Cheers,

james
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#4
(08-20-2015, 08:39 AM)Jimmy Pistol Wrote:
(08-18-2015, 11:14 PM)ohiomustang Wrote:
(08-18-2015, 10:30 AM)Jimmy Pistol Wrote: Hi there,

Just wondering if someone can share their experiences on retro fitting 3 point retractable belts to a 71-73 fastback. My car is equipped with front factory retractable lap belts and manual shoulder belt that clips into the main buckle. I wanted to replace the hole system with a modern belt and give me some freedom as the manual shoulder belt holds you in place like a fighter pilot and you can't even adjust the radio with ease. I see there are a few options but i am wondering whats the best and easiest to fit. I see Scott Drake do a kit and also Ohio Mustang sell a kit. Some photos and fitting instructions would be great if someone has them.

many Thanks

The ones I have will bolt into the stock location / holes on 71-3's
Just use your original bolts
Don


Thanks Don,

I have to get an order together for you in the next few days.Do you have instructions you can post online so i could read to get my head around the conversion before i buy.

Cheers,

james

PM me an email address
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#5
I'm not familiar with 73 Mustangs, but here is my 2 cents. There are some that have buckles that mimic the original style. I believe Scott Drake distributes them. They look closer to 69 Mustang style, I don't know about 73 Mustang. When I tried to find 3-point retractable seat belts for my 69 Mach 1, I discovered they all come from one or two manufacturers. I ultimately didn't do a conversion because on a 69 the larger 3-point retractor prevents the seat from going all the way back. Here are a couple of links.

http://www.drakeautomotivegroup.com/Stor...px?wid=141

Believe it or not Summit Racing carries Scott Drake Products.

http://www.summitracing.com/search?SortB...3P-BK-PBSB

Regards,
Mike
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