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12/17/13 3:03am - Original Message: 'Seatbelt retractor is soooooo sensative'
HighDesertDave
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Carson City, NV - USA

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Numbers matching 1972 350 4 speed, silver pewter body with blue interior

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Hey are all of these coupe seat belt retractors ultra sensitive to the speed you extract the belt to try and put on? On my  coupe both the shoulder belt and lap belt require you to pull them ever so slowly...stupid slow or they lock up. And then you have to let them suck the entire belt back before retrying. Is there any kind of adjustment that is out of whack and or can be improved? I'm seeing lap belts and retractors on ebay pretty affordable...but probably Chinese as well. I do need new belts as the fabric is frayed. What do ya think? Dave

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12/17/13 6:54am - Reply: 'Re: Seatbelt retractor is soooooo sensative'
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1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

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Mine are like that too. You just have to pull them in one smooth motion. I got used to them. I remember the belts in my Dad's '74 Caprice were the same way.

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12/17/13 11:47am - Reply: 'Re: Seatbelt retractor is soooooo sensative'
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I changed mine to belts from a 4th. gen F-Body.  I like them much better.

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12/17/13 1:51pm - Reply: 'Re: Seatbelt retractor is soooooo sensative'
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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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 The reel locks are prolly gummed up, or rusty. Mine pull out ok, but if you don't get it out far enough the first try, you do have to reel them all the way back in, and start over.
The F-body conversion seems to be popular, and they work just fine. Brian(redwingvette) also did it on his several years ago.(scroll down to almost the bottom of the page, and click on the seatbelt pic.)


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12/18/13 2:04am - Reply: 'Re: Seatbelt retractor is soooooo sensative'
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The clip together belts suck pretty hard....That conversion might be the ticket. Now, are they available in blue?.....

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12/18/13 11:50am - Reply: 'Re: Seatbelt retractor is soooooo sensative'
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Make some calls to Salvage Yards and ask.

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12/18/13 2:40pm - Reply: 'Re: Seatbelt retractor is soooooo sensative'
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Carson City, NV - USA

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Numbers matching 1972 350 4 speed, silver pewter body with blue interior

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Yup, a couple versions of blue. There are 2 on ebay now. I'll check our local pick and pull first. Since the old ones work I can take my time sourcing these. Hey, will the f-body buckle work with my short side belt (next to console) or do I need both parts?
Dave


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12/18/13 5:10pm - Reply: 'Re: Seatbelt retractor is soooooo sensative'
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not sure but but aren't seat belts like life time warranty?

http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/import/FMVSS/


scroll down to..............Standard No. 209

it's a start

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