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Rear seat belts.
Posted 13 November 2003 - 03:54 PM
Posted 13 November 2003 - 04:26 PM
Posted 14 November 2003 - 09:34 AM
Posted 14 November 2003 - 09:56 AM
It may be possible to fab a setup for a child seat.
I doubt the early models will have the upper bolt hole above the headliner.
But, I bet the late models take the same bolt hole to mount the seat belt spool. The upper mount for the late model belts actually does not absorb any tension from the belt- it's only there to keep the seatbelt from rubbing on people's necks. I bet you could mount the tensioner/spool from a Loyale in the lower bolt hole and just run the belt over the back of the seat. The Loyale most likely takes the same bolt hole for the outer side of the lap belt as well.
I had an 88 wagon with the same seatbelt setup that you had, and it was actually very hard for me to pop the seatbelts apart. If I remember right I could barely do it with my bare hands. Your buckles may be worn out. Check some cars in the junkyard and see if they're any tighter.
Posted 14 November 2003 - 02:05 PM
The belts are funny. If you are trying to take them apart, they are difficult to separate but then they sometimes just "seem to come apart" on thier own. I think it might have something to do with the way it rests and rubs against my daughters child seat.
Posted 15 November 2003 - 03:33 AM
Get like a 92 loyale...
And swap the guts of your car in... then its as relaible as your car, and has the 3 pt belts of the loyale... then your kid is safe AND you have a good car
I'm sure you could weld in the Loyale shoulder belt mounts.... but to REALLY be safe.....
Posted 15 November 2003 - 04:19 AM
Safety tests have shown that lap belts alone cause serious abdominal injuries in children potentially severing the spinal column upon impact.
While it is true that most of my generation survived a childhood devoid of seatbelts, some didn't!
So, for off roading without safety concerns for kids in the back seat, have fun in the primitive cars but when it comes to being back on the straight and narrow, best to go for the most safety you can afford. If anything happened as a result of jerry riggin' a child safety seat etc., the result could last a lifetime... NO KIDDING!
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