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i recently converted my car to have shoulder belts. where was the shoulder belt supposed to go from the factory- mine goes around the outside of each seatback and this does not seem right
(i have seats from a '70, as in they do not have a headrest but are taller if that helps)
 

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i recently converted my car to have shoulder belts. where was the shoulder belt supposed to go from the factory- mine goes around the outside of each seatback and this does not seem right
(i have seats from a '70, as in they do not have a headrest but are taller if that helps)
It's extremely important that the shoulder belts go from the harness bar, directly over the collar bone, to properly protect the spine, as in the photo.

 

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I am interested in changing my thru-the-seat shoulder belts to a sidewall support loop. That OEM thru-the-seat set up sucks royally in my not-so-humble opinion. If you have to replace your battery, add a few visits to a chiropractor onto the cost, working around that stupid belt. If you ever want to pull the seat, you gotta take out the belt mechanism as well. Really really stupid set up. But I agree, just looping it over the seat is asking for a bad injury if they are ever used for their intended purpose. I have not yet done any investigation yet, but figure it won't be real easy to fab up a strong secure loop mount on the side behind the door....
Did I mention I do not care for the OEM set-up?

John
 

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I did the camaro conversion with a little help from some forum guys. Here's my thread:

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73033&highlight=seat+belt

Right now the belt is not secured or looped through anything. I thought about bolting the belt guide to the back of the seat, but I opted not to for the reasons that JPhil mentioned. When I'm buckled in the belt sits nicely across my shoulder/collar bone. It does rub just a little bit on the side of my seats, but in the event of a crash I think I'd come out alright.

Either way I'm still better off than with just lap belts like I had before...
 

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almost forgot... when I was thinking of other options for this project I considered installing an anchor up high on the pillar behind the door. I saw some pics of a later C3 with a belt guide up there. I'll see if I can find a pic.

this isn't too helpful, but you can see the top of the belt guide


this is more like it:


It would require cutting into your side molding and finding a good place to anchor a bolt, but it might be worth it. Keep us posted!
 
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