I have had a new bench seat (4pass) installed in the back of my 97 Clubwagon
to convert it to a 12 passenger van. The work was performed at a Mobility
Company who installed the shoulder harness seatbelts too, but they put the
wrong seatbelts in. After trying to get them to at least look at the
seatbelts to convince them (the tag read 3passenger bench 3rd row) they were
wrong, they would not consider that they had made a mistake. My credit card
company helped get my money back for the seat belts and I returned that
hardware, keeping the seats, back to the company. Now, I need to order the
4th row, 4 passenger belts in charcoal gray, but I don't know where to get
them. Ford wants approximately 110.00 and 120.00 bucks apiece. The ones
that were in there were billed at 65.00 each, they were aftermarket, but
they appeared to be the same as Ford without a Ford label/stamp.
Where can I get these seatbelts? My van has all the mounting stations
except for where the belt may have to mount to the floor behind the seat.
There are two holes covered with tape and paint that appear to be the proper
place to bolt them down. The mobility company screwed buckles in to the
sides of the seat where their seatbelts clipped in without attaching to the
floor. I think that was possible because they were using belts for the row
that even in my van have the same buckles. It would be nice if they
actually attached there. I did get some steel plates for bolting to the
floor (U-Haul had plates that are for hitches adding strength to the frame,
there are no nuts welded beneath the holes in the floorboards. There are
nuts for attaching the belts at all the other locations).
Can anyone help me with this and let me know what the best direction is
here. Thank you all very much.