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post #1 of 11 Old 10-12-2018, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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mounting rear 3 pt belts to seat bracket?

I am putting a family bar in my '80 cj7 and want to install the rear 3 pt belts for the kids in the back.

I recently picked up a fixed rear seat with all the mounts and was curious if i can mount the lower point of the seatbelt to the spot on the seat bracket that is for just the lap belts instead of drilling a hole in my tub like most write-ups show?

seems like these would be strong enough to hold fine since they are strong enough for the lap belts? curious about any possible geometry issues?

also, can i mount the front 3 points to the base of the bar mount?

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-12-2018, 10:29 AM
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First you would have to determine how the belt retractor was designed to operate. If you orient it wrong, the belt would keep on ratcheting tighter and not release.
That might make a difference on how the belts will be mounted.

Wherever you decide to mount it, I would just back it up with a BIG washer under the tub to prevent the bolts fom pulling through the tub in an accident.
I think my mounts for my 5 point cam with washers 3" in diameter.
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First you would have to determine how the belt retractor was designed to operate. If you orient it wrong, the belt would keep on ratcheting tighter and not release.
That might make a difference on how the belts will be mounted.

Wherever you decide to mount it, I would just back it up with a BIG washer under the tub to prevent the bolts fom pulling through the tub in an accident.
I think my mounts for my 5 point cam with washers 3" in diameter.
thanks for the info. I will check it to see how it works on the seat bracket then decide. safety for the kids is most important so we will do whatever is best.

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im in the same bucket. did you use the rear seatbelts off the family bar or aftermarket? what did you decide on the mounting?
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im in the same bucket. did you use the rear seatbelts off the family bar or aftermarket? what did you decide on the mounting?
I havent done it yet but i will let you know when i do.

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Any update on this? I want to do the same thing. What seatbelt did you use? Can you please post a link?
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-02-2021, 02:29 PM
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I'm not OP, but planning to do the same to a 77 CJ5. I'm planning to buy aftermarket belts and mount to tub, since i cant find originals and i understand junkyard seatbelts are a bad idea. Quadratec looked like they have some for 180 a set that get ok reviews... i would like to know other ideas myself.

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There was a post a few weeks back about aftermarket seatbelts and someone posted a link for a good source on aftermarket seatbelts. I think Keith460 or maybe Axehammer posted it but i'm not sure...and I can't find the thread or figure out how to tag them in this thread so they might see it lol.

Personally, I'm not sure if I'd trust Quadratech on seatbelts unless they were shipping a third party item that was known high quality.

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Now that I've thought about it I think it was on a different forum. Either way the company is called seatbeltsplus. I've heard ("read") good things about them. I think their products are US made but not 100% on that.

https://www.seatbeltsplus.com/

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Thanks, more options there for sure.

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post #11 of 11 Old 08-05-2021, 12:33 PM
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As a kid who grew up standing on the front seat or laying on the rear window ledge, I so miss the days where the kids weren't too good to go though the windshield with the rest of the family.
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