Mon, 23 Aug 2004 23:54:17 -0500
Unfortunately, mine was produced in the first week of January of '65
and doesn't have the roof anchor for the optional belts.
On Monday, Aug 23, 2004, at 21:10 US/Central, airvair wrote:
> Oh, absolutely. But the Corvair was originally designed and then
> modified for roof-mounted sholder belts. Belts in a crash situation
> produce tremendous pulls on the attachment points, and the seat-mounted
> sholder belt adds the distance leverage to the floor mountings. Just a
> -Mark (one of my cars is a '69, standard with sholder belts)
> Stephen Upham wrote:
>> The only thing I could say is that I would prefer my chances with a
>> shoulder belt than a seat with no shoulder belt. From what I can tell
>> from the site, the seats should be as firmly attached to the floor as
>> the originals and perhaps more so. I see your point, I could never
>> know how they would behave unless they were crash tested. I just feel
>> that I would be adding another layer of protection that just MIGHT
>> make the difference between kissing the dash or not in a front ender
>> and perhaps lessening or preventing whiplash in a rear end collision.
>> Stephen Upham
>> Dallas, Texas
>> Mid prod. #18732 -1965 Monza sedan 110, Sierra Tan - Saddle, PG, A/C,
>> original AM/FM, clock, tint, oil bath air filter, w/ 77K (soon to be
>> out of group red for the first time in twelve years)
>> Corvairium II
>> On Monday, Aug 23, 2004, at 20:52 US/Central, airvair wrote:
>> Just be aware that in order to make the belts function in a
>> crash the
>> way they are supposed to do, the floor has to be reinforced
>> Kent has done a good job on his car, but until a real-world
>> crash test is conducted, the reinforcement adequacy is purely an
>> educated guess. Question is, would you bet your life on what you
>> install? Because a poorly thought out job could be even more
>> rather than safer.
>> I used to do engineering testing in a research lab, and on at
>> least one
>> occasion this included a seat belt pull test.
>> Stephen Upham wrote:
>> I have always liked the idea of the Sebring convertible
>> seats because
>> of the fact that they come with their own shoulder belt
>> that is
>> integrated with the seat-back.
>> See: The Chrysler Cure
>> Go to Kent Sullivan's website. www.corvairkid.com
>> and look at the Chrysler seats he put in his LM.
>> Stephen Upham
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