Replacement Seat Belt Anchor?

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Replacement Seat Belt Anchor?

Post by appetite » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:15 am

Hello kind forum,

Question: is there a vendor who sells the metal that encompasses the seat belt bolt as pictured here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23704155@N03/10229302983/

Thanks in advance.

James

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Re: Question about part

Post by whc03grady » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:29 pm

Ay. That's almost certainly a cut-it-from-a-good-donor part. Try Busted Bus.
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Re: Question about part

Post by Bleyseng » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:30 am

or Ken@thebusco.com as he has several bodies laying around being cut up for metal pieces.
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Re: Question about part

Post by appetite » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:51 am

Thank you kindly.

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Re: Replacement Seat Belt Anchor?

Post by appetite » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:33 pm

After some digging, I found these panels at busdepot:

http://www.busdepot.com/j10684

I will report back on quality and fit.

While I'm at it, is there a consensus on the best vendors for more modern, retractable seatbelts that would be plug and play for a 69 bus?

James

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Re: Replacement Seat Belt Anchor?

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:00 am

appetite wrote:After some digging, I found these panels at busdepot:

http://www.busdepot.com/j10684

I will report back on quality and fit.

While I'm at it, is there a consensus on the best vendors for more modern, retractable seatbelts that would be plug and play for a 69 bus?

James
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Vanagon inertial seatbelts should work. Remember, retractors/belts are to be PARALLEL with b-pillar. I used baywindow receiver/latches with the Vanagon belts, because I wanted to keep my aisle open. You may not have to worry about that with a Westy interior.
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Re: Replacement Seat Belt Anchor?

Post by appetite » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:35 pm

Kind forum,

Now that i have newly welded metal for the seat belt anchors, I am loathe to put the 40+ year old seat belts back in.

Please advise if you have had a positive experience with a vendor for more modern replacement belts that would plug and play into the existing body of a bus with a 1/3 - 2/3 bench seat configuration up front.

Such as:

http://www.busdepot.com/111707bk

Or:

http://www.busdepot.com/j10652

Thanks ahead of time.

James

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Re: Replacement Seat Belt Anchor?

Post by Jivermo » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:26 am

Call Steve at Seatbeltplanet.com
855-736-0088

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Re: Replacement Seat Belt Anchor?

Post by appetite » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:47 am

Thanks, I will check into his offerings.

Questions:

1. Was there an issue with the seatbelts from this vendor with the mechanism that restricts the driver from leaning forward without locking up?

2. Did you take all the measurements and give them to Steve or did he have plug and play options?

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Re: Replacement Seat Belt Anchor?

Post by Jivermo » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:12 pm

It has been awhile, so I don't recall what I had to do. I don't have a problem leaning forward with mine, although there is just about nothing worth reaching for with the belt on! I believe that these guys are the original supplier for GoWesty, but they will save you a considerable sum so you can pay the welder to install those bolt panels. Call Steve; he knows our buses.

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