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Post by KC77Monte on Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:10 pm

As you can tell from the photo, my seat belt sleeves are not in the best shape. Has any one found a suitable replacement that they are using?

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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:43 pm

I've been pretty happy with these from seatbeltstore.com:

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You can probably also take a heat gun to them to reshape them if need be.
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Post by pila on Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:26 pm

When I did my Malibu, I had bought a role of the belt material, and had a shoe repair guy sew the new belts. Fooling around with the retractors etc was a real pain in the butt....
Seeing the seatbeltstore.com here back then would sure have made life easier....

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Post by dynchel on Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:19 pm

I bought a pair off eBay that were from a '76 corvette. They are technically to short, I had to custom make mounts to use them, but they look & function well.
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Post by ant7377 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:40 am

I got the same problem. Mine on my 77 are broken and junky looking.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:48 pm

thatfnthing wrote:I've been pretty happy with these from seatbeltstore.com:

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You can probably also take a heat gun to them to reshape them if need be.

Dude- that's some cockpit.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:54 pm

KC77Monte wrote:As you can tell from the photo, my seat belt sleeves are not in the best shape. Has any one found a suitable replacement that they are using?

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Why not just cut down what's busted to that last corrugated piece on the plastic & just reuse them? Both sides look like that section is still in decent shape.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:42 pm

Would work just fine, I would think...except in this case, it appears you'd have three different colors of strap showing.
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Post by KC77Monte on Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:08 pm

77mali wrote:
KC77Monte wrote:As you can tell from the photo, my seat belt sleeves are not in the best shape. Has any one found a suitable replacement that they are using?

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Why not just cut down what's busted to that last corrugated piece on the plastic & just reuse them?   Both sides look like that section is still in decent shape.


I had thought about that and it looks like that might be the way I go. I'm also trying to figure out where the Green and Black belts came from. scratch
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:24 pm

Very common for there to be different colored straps for those belts that had plastic covers on them. Can only guess that GM allowed their supplier to use up their odds and ends straps since they wouldn't be seen anyway (at least until the plastic broke apart).
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Post by 77mali on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:35 am

Can't they be dyed or painted to match? Steve didn't you dye a set, how'd that turn out?
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:39 am

I was successful dying some faded black shoulder straps the same color (black)...but, when I tried dying some light blue ones to black, it was a failure.  Turned them a light bluish-gray.  Problem is, straps are made of a nylon/polyester type material and by nature, these plasticizers don't readily absorb enough to change colors.  I used an acid dye recommended by a leading company in the dye business named Jacquard.

Haven't tried or heard of anyone painting their straps.  I'd be inclined to think that would make them stiff...and, would soon start to flake off as the belts were used.  But, who knows...it might make them presentable; at least for the  short term.
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Post by Wallyuph on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:52 am

This place has a lot of stuff for seat belts.
http://www.andoauto.com/hardware.htm
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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:22 am

77mali wrote:Dude- that's some cockpit.
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Thank you, sir!
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Post by dhw3971 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:29 pm

I'd like to replace mine as well since they disintegrated back in the 1980s.  My belts are black and tan...looks great with a blue interior. Turd  

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Am I correct assuming that the belt must be removed, slid into the sleeve and then re-attached?  I'm not sure if I can get the bolts out of the floorboards...was pretty corroded and ugly under the carpet last time I had the front seat out.
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