My 18 yr old just bought a very nice 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL. While MN
state law doesn't require seatbelts in a car that old, his Mom's law :)
says he needs to install them at least for the front buckets.
Any advice? Cautions? etc.
JCWhitney and others sell the belts and I can find various anchor kits,
but I don't have the background or automotive knowledge to advise him
on how to get them installed properly and safely.
Thanks in advance for your advice.
I'm pretty sure Ford put the mounting anchor/bosses on all their cars
around that time even thought the Seat belt might have been optional.
My 62 Bird had factory belts
For bolts, you just find what size and go buy the appropriate hardened
Have you crawled under the car? Easiest to find them on the driveshaft
The ones on the rocker frame may be a little more difficult to find but
they are probably in the obvious area .... just take off the rocker trim
and pull the carpet back
You also have a choice of the original lap belts, or updating to three
point belts. Several of the major parts vendors carry the three point
(what I put in my 65 Mustang). They will pass highway safety, but they
will not pass a judge if the car were to be in a show.
On 15 Aug 2005 18:01:54 -0700, "TommyThompson"
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.
Gad shat fools these morons be....
You could check the local junkyards for the location of the bolt holes and,
possibly, for the bolts themselves. I hope he enjoys the car- I had one from
1967 to 1970 and loved it. 390 built, 3 on the floor, lots of power, lots of
comfort. Unfortunately, a truck pulled out in front of me and the car was
totaled. But I sure did like that car.
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