IML: Seat Belts
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IML: Seat Belts
- From: Bob Schmitt <bsbrbank@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2005 17:10:40 -0700
Hi all -
My '66 had seat belts when I got it and one eyebolt in the roof trim, which
seemed to be for a shoulder belt anchor. I found the mounting points for
both sides and had shoulder belts made by Diest Safety (nearby
Glendale). Nothing fancy, but they offer fair security.
When my 1952 Frazer Nash was being restored, I asked if shoulder belts
could be installed. Barry Leitch did a spectacular job of putting in
retractable shoulder belts which are very unobtrusive and work well.
Remember, one other function of a seat belt is to keep you in place and
potentially in control if your vehicle is making violent motions, even if
you were not the original cause of those motions. It was much better to be
securely belted in when I was a back-seater in the Phantom/ Even without
controls, I could still "offer suggestions" to the pilot.
At 01:11 PM 8/3/2005, you wrote:
>When I get an Imperial it will have been built after
>seat belts were mandatory ('67 or '68 in my case) but
>if I got a pre-'66 car (I think that was the first
>year of the federal seat belt requirement) I would
>definitely have a good set of belts properly
>installed, at the very least in the front seats.
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