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Old 08/27/2020, 06:51 PM   #1
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Shoulder Belt Retainer Springs

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Where would one purchase the shoulder belt clips that attach to the roof frame? You know, the ones that always snap off!!
Iím installing shoulder belts in my green car but have nothing to wrap them around at the front, and I am not having any luck finding reproductions.

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Old 08/28/2020, 12:21 PM   #2
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Arlie;
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Old 08/28/2020, 12:26 PM   #3
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Sweet! Good guy that Neil is!

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Old 09/03/2020, 05:13 PM   #4
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Arlie;
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Neil,
The springs arrived.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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Old 09/09/2020, 03:52 PM   #5
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Seat Belt Spring Orientation

Arlie,

Which way do these mount? Mine were taken off but need to put them on?

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Old 09/09/2020, 07:32 PM   #6
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I hope the coiled part goes towards the windshield.

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Old 09/09/2020, 09:50 PM   #7
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I believe that is correct, with the 'spring' pointing upwards.

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Old 09/10/2020, 11:47 AM   #8
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Just a heads-up that locating the factory screw holes isnít fun.

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Old 09/10/2020, 04:17 PM   #9
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IMHO the hook is open to the back.

Also a hint when doing a head liner put old screw in all hole before you install the head liner. That makes it easy to feel the old screw, make a small slit and remove it then install the new screw.

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Old 09/10/2020, 05:49 PM   #10
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I would think the spring points toward the windshield to put tension on the belt otherwise there's no purpose to the "spring".

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Old 09/10/2020, 05:57 PM   #11
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Correct. Be careful, they are 50 year old springs so they may feel more like snapping than bending.

Ok, I want to change my answer after reading Marty’s post. When it comes to ‘68 Mustangs it’s best to agree with Marty.

That means mine are backwards. Maybe the spring isn’t a spring. Is it a support for the belt?

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Old 09/10/2020, 06:02 PM   #12
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IMHO the hook is open to the back.

Also a hint when doing a head liner put old screw in all hole before you install the head liner. That makes it easy to feel the old screw, make a small slit and remove it then install the new screw.
Definitely place the screws in the holes. This headliner was installed by others. Luckily, I have another car to use as a guide, but even with the other car I still spent a lot of time poking the frame with an awl. They are small holes!

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Old 09/12/2020, 10:28 AM   #13
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Ok I miss spoke and I want this to be clearer with a picture of our unrestored 1968 HCS. This is the drivers side belt.
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Old 09/12/2020, 11:18 AM   #14
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Ok I miss spoke and I want this to be clearer with a picture of our unrestored 1968 HCS. This is the drivers side belt.
Thanks for that. I was worried that mine were installed incorrectly.

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Old 09/13/2020, 05:15 PM   #15
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Thank you. Mine will be correct now. Wally
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