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Unread 05-26-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Installing 3 point seat belt in CJ5

I am installing a 3 point seat belt in my '80 CJ-5. Using a new set from amcjeepparts, female buckles from a Wrangler.

Can someone please provide pic of the mooting point on roll cage, and a height measurement from base? For the bolt mounting point, is there a prefabbed mounting point recommended?

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Unread 05-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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Nobody has installed a three point seat belt in their CJ? I apologize for wasting people's time, but I do not have a '82 or new CJ5 for reference. The would be appreciated.
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Unread 05-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #3
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I have a 78 cj5. I tried to mirror the relation to my seat on my 4runner since the seats are built similar. I can try to find a measurement on the bar tomorrow...
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Unread 05-26-2013, 09:41 PM   #4
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I used 7/16 fine thread grade 8 bolts with a seatbelt but on the back side with a few washers on both sides. Using a spacer through the hole would be a recommendation so you don't compromise the strength of the rollbar anymore than necessary...used the existing lap belt mounts for the other 2 points.
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Unread 05-27-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Does your roll bar have the boss in the tube just above your left shoulder? If not, pick up a 1/2" pipe close nipple about 6" long at the hardware store. Drill a hole though the roll bar just big enough to get the pipe though. Once its in, weld it on both sides, then cut it off and grind it down to just above the welds. Chase it with a 1/2" drill bit to clean it out. Prime, paint, install belts.

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You can see the stock mounting hole in mine (before I did my cage work) right below where the rear angle bar comes into the main hoop.



Im using 4pt belts in mine. I added a bar behind the front seats to properly mount the belts to. I used the pipe nipple as an anti crush sleeve.

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Unread 05-27-2013, 02:08 PM   #6
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Used a bunch of these in a recent project:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weld-In-Seat...a3bc97&vxp=mtr

I understand the need for these but remember the bar is not (or usually not) hooked to the seat, so a compression situation could exist in a roll over where the bar seperates from the tub. Another reason to tie to the frame.

You can see one welded in were the padding is cut away.

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Unread 05-27-2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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I have a 78 cj5. I tried to mirror the relation to my seat on my 4runner since the seats are built similar. I can try to find a measurement on the bar tomorrow...
Looks like someone put a later model roll bar in your '78. How are the belts attached at the floor?
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Unread 05-27-2013, 03:41 PM   #8
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The bottom 2 points are locked into the preexisting lap belt mounts (one in the fender, one in the middle of the floor). I only modified the roll bar
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Unread 05-28-2013, 07:49 AM   #9
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Thank you for the response guys... exactly information I need.

82JeepCJ7, that is exactly the pic I needed to see location of original mount in 1982 roll cage (same cage as mine, blots to floor plates behind seats). Rock of the Marne! 3/7 Infantry.

The Jeep originally arrived with a set of really nice Corbeau Baja SS seats, with 4 point harnesses. The driver's seat even has the heater in it (not connected), and passenger side with slider. At 6'4", the thick SS seats were touch to deal with. Also, the original driver's seat mount was cut up and modified with angle iron, to put the seats uncomfortably close to the steering wheel (original owner must have REALLY short).

The Jeep will mostly see time on the road in nice weather, and mild off-road. I am installing a set of generic Rugged Ridge reclining seats (they look decent, tolerable, and are narrow enough to clear roll cage). The 3 point seat belts will be easier to deal with, and appreciated by my wife. I have preinstalled the seats with '87 Wrangler risers, and post '92 sliders for lowest seat height... works great! I have to weld/modify the risers, as the Z bar attached to the flip lever, as it hits floorboard step behind the seats (not a big deal). While at it, based upon images found on this sight, I am cutting the wheelwell back a couple inches to allow a little more leg room (2.5" spring lift, 32" tires, plenty or room). Thankfully, as the Jeep came from the SW desert, all the threads in the floorpans clean and serviceable, with no hidden body rot to contend with.

I will post pix in July, as I leave for five weeks of military training tomorrow.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 08:13 AM   #10
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Unread 05-28-2013, 11:22 PM   #11
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Sorry to change the station. But what is the back seat you have there? Love the headrests.

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Unread 05-29-2013, 12:21 AM   #12
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the third post (LP) looks like the same as mine, a Bestop Trailmax II fold and tumble. Works nice and feels durable. Probably not for a 40yr old kid though LOL
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Unread 05-29-2013, 04:02 PM   #13
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Not to bad for my 7 year old who will soon be out of a carseat here in Massachusetts and I would like to have some kind of support behind his squash.

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Unread 05-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #14
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My plan is to add a cross bar in the cage right behind the rear seat, and incorporate head rest into that.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #15
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My plan is to add a cross bar in the cage right behind the rear seat, and incorporate head rest into that.
If you get some pics include them. I would like to see that

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