Front Seat Belts

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Front Seat Belts

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Post by 69XR7RestoMod » 05 Aug 2018, 14:31

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Complete set of Lap and shoulder belts removed from my 69 XR-7, no hardware is included.

Retractors work very well and those belts are very clean as they are usually stored in the retractor, not exposed to the elements. Chrome has minor pitting.

The rest of the lap and shoulder belts are in good condition, but in need of cleaning/restoration. Shoulder belt chrome more heavily pitted.

Tags on all belts except for one lap belt. Date 3169 code R505

Not sure what they are worth, I see the retractors go for over $100 each at WCCC, so make me a fair offer for the entire set.

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Re: Front Seat Belts

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Post by badcatt » 05 Aug 2018, 15:10

For some reason your 69 had 70 belts in it.
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Post by 69XR7RestoMod » 05 Aug 2018, 15:24

How do you tell the difference? Wouldn’t the 3169 date code indicate 1969?

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Re: Front Seat Belts

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Post by 70b302cat » 05 Aug 2018, 18:50

69XR7RestoMod wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 15:24
How do you tell the difference? Wouldn’t the 3169 date code indicate 1969?

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3169 as a date code on seatbelts is the 31st week of 1969 which is July 28th to August 3rd which would be 1970 production.
Also as Neal stated they are 1970 belts because of the single buckle per front seat.
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Post by 69XR7RestoMod » 05 Aug 2018, 20:03

Ok, I see how the date code would be 1970 production, but I don’t see how these are different from the 69 belts. Can you clarify the single buckle? I’ve looked online and haven’t been able to find anything different.
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Post by GLC » 05 Aug 2018, 20:57

On the 70 cars the shoulder belt attached to the hole in the male part of the buckle near where the webbing holds it. so you have only one female end / receiver on a 70. For 69 the shoulder belt and lap belt each have the normal male part of the buckle each requiring its own receiver.

Set of 69 seat belts
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70 belts

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On the 69 you will notice the fronst have 2 receivers on the mounting tab vs 1 for the 70 and you can see the differences in the attachment for the shoulder belt.

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Post by badcatt » 05 Aug 2018, 21:00

The front belts have 2 female ends, one for the lap belt, the other for the shoulder belt.
This is what a set of deluxe 69 belts look like.
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The belts to the left and right are the female ends for the front. What you have are great belts and it could be someone swapped them in to tour 69 at one time.
Edit, I see GLC has the same info.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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they are an entire banquet
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Re: Front Seat Belts

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Post by 69XR7RestoMod » 06 Aug 2018, 05:14

Got it! Thanks for the clarification. I can see why the 70 belts are better. My guess is the PO swapped them out some time in the past.
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