<VV> Did 1962 Corvairs have seatbelts??

Rick Norris ricknorris at suddenlink.net
Thu Oct 22 18:35:49 EDT 2009

I hadda couple of belts IN a Corvair once, does that count??
The Lone Haranguer

> In ordering our '62 700 wagon, my dad ordered full belts, front and back,
> and made us kids wear them. I've been wearing seatbelts ever since. Even
> saved me a few times. Like when I "test" rolled a Corvair (and a Fiero),
> and T-boned a Ford wagon that pulled out in front of my '65 Monza coupe.
> I'm happy to report that there is no doubt that the Corvair is safe!
> -Mark
>> [Original Message]
>> From: <Wrsssatty at aol.com>
>> Subject: <VV> Did 1962 Corvairs have seatbelts??
>> <Did 1962 Corvairs have seatbelts?? >
>> No, not as standard equipment.  '62 Corvairs did, for the first time,
> come
>> from the factory with mounting holes drilled in the floors for the
>> installation of lap belts for front, outboard positions.  Thus, little
> plugs found
>> under the carpet or rubber mat could be popped out and optional seat
> belts
>> easily bolted in for the driver and one front passenger.  Some states
>> began requiring this front lap belt mounting provision for cars beginning
> with
>> the 1962 model year.  I know, for instance, that Ohio did.
>> ~Bill Stanley
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