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Old 08-05-2010, 06:59 AM
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Anyone install shoulder harness in rear of 41-48 Chevy?

I don't want to re-invent the wheel. If you have installed a three point belt system in the rear seat of a 41-48 Chevy, would you be willing to share how you did it?

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Let's put this in General Rodding Tech also.

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It would also help to know what model car you're talking about.

If it's anything like my '48 5 window coupe, there isn't much back there to bolt anything to in the sail panel area, so about the only thing you could do is tack weld a steel plate under the package shelf on each side to bolt your shoulder harness to, and bolt the rest of the lap belts through the floor, again adding steel plates under the floor.
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What to do is to cut the attachment points out of a late model and weld them to the structure of your car in the appropriate spots and while you are at it get the belts and the trim pieces from the late model for the installation.

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I was a little vague hoping to get more responses. You takes your chances.

I have one Juliano's assembly. I figured I could install it on the front if I couldn't make it work on the rear. I would buy one more plus lap belts if I couldn't; three more if I could. I also have their assortment of reinforcing plates.

It is a 2 door sedan. However, it sounds like it is a lot like the coupe. There is nothing but outer panel from the rear window opening to the quarter window opening.

With the design of the floor, wheel tubs, etc., it appears to me the retractor needs to go on the shoulder harness end. I think it needs to be mounted in the vertical, so bolting it to the package shelf is probably not an option.
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Got the button side of the belt installed today. Looking at the mess the belt with the retractor is going to be, I think I am going to install lap belts for the rear seat.
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