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280Z replacement seat belts needed

Old 03-07-2016, 08:25 AM
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280Z replacement seat belts needed

I want to replace my 1975 280Z coupe seat belts (2 seater) with aftermarket. They are the stock 3 point with 2 retractors. I want the 3 point with 1 retractor. Anyone done this conversion and where did you get the belts from? Did the new belts come with correct hardware? Thanks.....
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:34 AM
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This is what I installed in my 260Z: Roadster Retractable Seat Belt.
In the 260Z, I mounted the retractors on the ceiling.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve260Z74 View Post
This is what I installed in my 260Z: Roadster Retractable Seat Belt.
In the 260Z, I mounted the retractors on the ceiling.
Just above the quarter glass? They work good? I know some retractors have to be mounted on the floor as they have a mechanism that must be level to work properly. Any issues mounting like making new mount or drilling new holes etc. Thanks....
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:58 AM
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Just above the quarter glass?
Yes.

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They work good?
Yes, they work well.

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I know some retractors have to be mounted on the floor as they have a mechanism that must be level to work properly.
The roadster belts are designed for mounting points that are not vertical.

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Any issues mounting like making new mount or drilling new holes etc. Thanks....
I would advise only using stock mounting points. I did use spacers to allow the retractors to pivot some for a better angle on the belts.

IIRC, the retractor for the 280Z (coupe, not 2+2) is on the strut mount. The roadster style is especially good for this mounting location, provided it can fit in the stock housing. It could work well for you.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve260Z74 View Post
Yes.


Yes, they work well.


The roadster belts are designed for mounting points that are not vertical.


I would advise only using stock mounting points. I did use spacers to allow the retractors to pivot some for a better angle on the belts.

IIRC, the retractor for the 280Z (coupe, not 2+2) is on the strut mount. The roadster style is especially good for this mounting location, provided it can fit in the stock housing. It could work well for you.
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve260Z74 View Post
Yes.


Yes, they work well.


The roadster belts are designed for mounting points that are not vertical.


I would advise only using stock mounting points. I did use spacers to allow the retractors to pivot some for a better angle on the belts.

IIRC, the retractor for the 280Z (coupe, not 2+2) is on the strut mount. The roadster style is especially good for this mounting location, provided it can fit in the stock housing. It could work well for you.


One final question, I'm guessing you ordered the 8" sleeve and not the 11"? One is for low buckets and the other for normal.
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