Seat belts for rear seat

JasonNCJasonNC Expert Adviser
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I have read previous discussions about installing seat belts in a Stepdown.  I want to install seat belts on the rear seat so I can ride my grandkids around in my 49 Super Six coupe, which will require three sets.  My question is for those guys that have already installed belts in the back seat, did you use retractable two-point belts or just plain adjustable belts.  Like Richard D., I don't see the point in installing 3-point belts in the rear.  I eventually want to install three point belts in the front, but that's for later.  

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  • iceblade10iceblade10 Member
    Posts: 339
    Jason, my dad and I installed rear lap belts from Juliano's this summer.  My main reason for this was because I wanted to put in car seats, which negates the need for a 3-point harness anyway, as the car seat has it's own mini 5-pt harness.

    I needed to drill 4 holes for the mounting bolts, for the 3 sets.  The 2 middle bolts are doubled up for the middle belt, and the one end of either side belt, if that makes sense.

    http://www.julianos.com/Chrome-Lift-Latch-Lap-Belt-p/ju0ll1.htm
    Stephen Repas
    1954 Hornet Coupe - Originally my Grandfather's
    Southeastern PA
  • JasonNCJasonNC Expert Adviser
    Posts: 738
    Stephen, I’m pretty sure I understand what you did.  In that case I would need 3 sets of belts and two sets of anchors, correct?  Anything else that you would recommend before I place an order?
  • iceblade10iceblade10 Member
    Posts: 339
    Correct.  I don't think so.  Just think about the length of the belts you're getting, and if that's the right size for your needs.  Large adults will need longer belts, obviously.  I believe I got the smaller 60in length, which would probably fit an average adult OK.  If you plan on driving around some NFL Nose Tackles, you may want the longer length.  You could use a rope to mock things up before you order, maybe.  Also, the way I placed my bolts was in such a way that the mounting points for the center belt are much closer together than the 2 side belts, which affects the available slack...
    Stephen Repas
    1954 Hornet Coupe - Originally my Grandfather's
    Southeastern PA
  • iceblade10iceblade10 Member
    Posts: 339
    Here's the end result:
    IMG_20170910_123326474.jpg
    5344 x 3006 - 4M
    Stephen Repas
    1954 Hornet Coupe - Originally my Grandfather's
    Southeastern PA
  • BrowniepetersenBrowniepetersen Senior Contributor
    Posts: 2,963

    Yep, just what mine look like.  My seats are red and belts black.  The back seat will never be used...etto the belts-but they are there.


    Brownie
  • JasonNCJasonNC Expert Adviser
    Posts: 738
    I’ve pretty much decided the route to take on the rear seat belts.  I’m debating whether to install retractable lap belts in the front.  Three point belts are out since this a coupe.  Any feedback on the pros and cons when installing retractable seat belts in a Stepdown coupe,  
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