WTB: 1968 rear seat belts, black

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Re: WTB: 1968 rear seat belts, black

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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 07 Feb 2019, 18:22

I bet Seat Belt Cleaner would be a job all in of itself.
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Re: WTB: 1968 rear seat belts, black

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Post by Leroy R » 07 Feb 2019, 20:12

If you can find some with good buckles Python Restorations in Dallas can fix you up with new belts with the correct stitching and even replace your faded or missing date code tags. He did mine.

http://www.pythonrestoration.com/

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Re: WTB: 1968 rear seat belts, black

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Post by C7XR7 » 08 Feb 2019, 00:25

I used https://www.ssnake-oyl.com/ kinda spendy yes, the seat belts were restored to pretty much day 1 new.

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Re: WTB: 1968 rear seat belts, black

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Post by Don Rush » 08 Feb 2019, 10:39

Python does better work at a far better price and is much easier to deal with than Snakeoyl. Python is the only one with exact sew on date code tags too.

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Re: WTB: 1968 rear seat belts, black

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Post by Blitz » 08 Feb 2019, 12:16

Leroy R wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 20:12
If you can find some with good buckles Python Restorations in Dallas can fix you up with new belts with the correct stitching and even replace your faded or missing date code tags. He did mine.

http://www.pythonrestoration.com/
Yeah, I was contemplating that. Have been in touch with him. But the front set I have is pretty presentable, and if I can find good rears there will be no need to spend the ~$500 to have restored belts made. But he does really nice work, so I may be tempted to go down that road at some point.
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Re: WTB: 1968 rear seat belts, black

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Post by C7XR7 » 09 Feb 2019, 11:37

Don Rush wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 10:39
Python does better work at a far better price and is much easier to deal with than Snakeoyl. Python is the only one with exact sew on date code tags too.
There was no such thing as Python when I restored my seat belts. Mine have the correct date code tags as well.

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Re: WTB: 1968 rear seat belts, black

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Post by PacificaXR7GT » 13 Feb 2019, 23:25

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Re: WTB: 1968 rear seat belts, black

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Post by Don Rush » 14 Feb 2019, 11:42

No... I got this. It just takes a little "homework" in the evenings. With some elbow grease, boiling water, RIT and vinegar you can take 3 sets and come up with one show quality set. I just have to wait until the Mrs. is not looking so as to use her front load washing machine.
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Re: WTB: 1968 rear seat belts, black

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Post by Blitz » 14 Feb 2019, 12:22

PacificaXR7GT wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 23:25
Just saw this set on eBay:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3356440726
Thanks for the link! Those look decent. But wasn't expecting to pay $200, ouch. I'll see what Don comes up with :mrgreen:
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-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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Re: WTB: 1968 rear seat belts, black

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Post by Royce » 14 Feb 2019, 13:00

Stewart (Python) has been restoring seat belts for about 20 years. When did you restore the car? He was in business before I had internet. Before seat belts he was restoring steering boxes but that dried up when Flaming River started selling new boxes for the same price he was getting for overhauls.
C7XR7 wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 11:37
Don Rush wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 10:39
Python does better work at a far better price and is much easier to deal with than Snakeoyl. Python is the only one with exact sew on date code tags too.
There was no such thing as Python when I restored my seat belts. Mine have the correct date code tags as well.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
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