<VV> 3 point seat belts

Mark Clarke mwclarke01 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 16:58:46 EST 2007


Thank you for the response.  I will pass on your thoughts and Van's website
link to the club member who is interested in installing the 3 point belts.
This should allow for a couple of different approaches for tackling the

Mark W. Clarke
1963 Monza Convertible (PG 84hp)
Sugar Land, TX

On 12/3/07, Edelstein and Payne <eandp at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Mark,
>     My son and I did this on his 65 coupe about a year ago.  We installed
> sport seats from Summit Racing, and then 3 point belts from Corbeau (I
> think).  The belts come through holes basically at the shoulders, near the
> top of the seats, and then attach to the lap belt.  We did not attach the
> rear Y-belt to the roof, but bolted it to the body at the rear wheel
> well.  Thus it goes down at a very slight angle from the seat and to the
> outside of the car on each side.  The Corbeau website had a diagram showing
> such an installatin as being acceptable, and it was a lot easier than
> messing with the roof.
>     The rear Y-belt actually releases at a latch from the belts that go
> over and through the seats.  Thus you can release the belt for people to get
> in and out of the back of the car, and then easily re-attach it.  Also,
> since the belts angle toward the outside of the car, they do not really
> interfere with someone sitting in the back.
>     We haven't got the car on the road yet (hope to get the motor done
> over Christmas), so I can't tell you how well it works in real use.
>                          Travis Payne    65 Monza coupe
>                          Raleigh, NC     65 500 coupe
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