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5/3/13 7:07pm - Original Message: 'Seat Belts'
gagsenior
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Canadensis, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1971 White T-tops with Saddle leather interior 350/270HP with a 4 speed trans

Joined: 12/31/2012
Posts: 31
Moving along putting this car together hopefully to drive very soon.
I need some help with seat belts.
On Ebay there are many sources. 
One advertises for USA made belts that comply with US standards and they are only 149.95. 
Going to the books and looking at Mid America and corvette America they are well over $300.
Anyone with experience replacing belts.
Should I only purchase thru Mid America or likewise???


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5/3/13 7:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

Joined: 5/21/2008
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Whenever I get something for my vette, I get it from MidAmerica.  Any Questions??
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5/3/13 7:31pm - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
gagsenior
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Canadensis, PA - USA

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1971 White T-tops with Saddle leather interior 350/270HP with a 4 speed trans

Joined: 12/31/2012
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obviously you have had the experience.
I will go to them.
thanks,


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5/4/13 9:59am - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Red Interior White exterior

Joined: 4/18/2007
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If your vette is in the rebuild stage, like mine was and is, you might want to keep an eye out for a set of used or at least a sale.  I was forced to get used belts for my '81 because when I was replacing them there were no new ones available.  I called just about all the bigger parts stores(Mid-America, Ecklers...) and they couldn't get them.  Specialty shops didn't want to make me a set for insurance reasons.  I ended up finding a near perfect set on Craigslist for a third of what they were asking for the '80 and '82 sets.  Not to sound like a mom or dad...don't buy junk just for a good price.
 
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5/4/13 10:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

Joined: 10/17/2007
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If yo want good used ones let me know.  I have a good source for used C3 parts.  I know he should have them as I have seen a lot of them on his shelfs.

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5/5/13 6:45am - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
gagsenior
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Canadensis, PA - USA

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1971 White T-tops with Saddle leather interior 350/270HP with a 4 speed trans

Joined: 12/31/2012
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Yes, would definitely buy used.
Trying to match everything color wise is difficult.
appreciate the help.
 


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5/5/13 11:13am - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
blackc3
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delphos, OH - USA

Vette(s):
1977 C3

Joined: 4/20/2013
Posts: 15
Id also be interested in a set of seat belts for my c3. Guy got it from never had any back in it.
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5/5/13 1:41pm - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
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, - Canada

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1975 Corvette Stingray L-48 4 Speed 54,000 miles

Joined: 9/22/2012
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I didn't see what year you have , but I seen ones on ebay awhile back and put on my watch list. The name to contact is PenascoPointParts and they look like originals for $169.95 OEM replacement belts for 1974 to 1977, but they might have other years,  Zapparex
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5/5/13 4:09pm - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

Joined: 10/17/2007
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I sent you a personal message let me know if you do not get it.  I indicated it had a problem but when I checked my out box it showed it sent.  I did not send it again because of that.

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5/5/13 5:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
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delphos, OH - USA

Vette(s):
1977 C3

Joined: 4/20/2013
Posts: 15
Thanks. I got the pm, ill be sending out a email to him. Thanks For the one asking about year. Mine is a 77.
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5/5/13 10:44pm - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
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Yorba Linda, CA - USA

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1968 convertible, small block, auto, pw, pb, ps, air, 3rd owner CA black plate

Joined: 3/19/2008
Posts: 53
SSnake-oyl did a great job on mine.
 
 
 


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5/6/13 10:37am - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
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HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR - USA

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1978 (25th Annv. Edition)Red, Black interior, 4-Speed Transmission, L-82, Power & Air, Very Rare Option Package(Only 145 Red 1978s with a 4 speed trans) & Very Original Car, with original Window Sticker, Bill of Sale and all documentaion.

Joined: 11/12/2003
Posts: 190
SSnake-oyl rebuilt mine too.  I could not have been more pleased.

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5/6/13 12:58pm - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

Joined: 8/26/2006
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I would not limit myself to just Mid America.

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5/7/13 9:06am - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
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Joined: 7/7/2009
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You'll not likely find original type belts in the aftermarket. What you will find is something that will bolt in, and work, but they will not look, or function the same as the OE belts. If you're not interested in keeping it original, then the aftermarket stuff will be fine, regardless of where you buy them. If wanting to keep it original, Ssnake-Oyl is the way to go.


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5/7/13 9:15am - Reply: 'Re: Seat Belts'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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I wuz gunna say the same thing.....LOL
Seat belts is one thing you really do not wanna go cheap-o on....
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