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About BrandonS

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    1971 Bluebird Coupe 1800 SSS
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    Forum down today???

    It sure made researching anything Datsun related a bit harder. I kept clicking on Google results and getting a DNS error
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    Bluebirds for Sale

    I was trying to get a set of those Bilbos before I left Japan. Nice to see what they look like on a 510; not sure I like it as much as I had thought though.
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    Rear Retractable Seatbelts

    I’m guessing since those plugs were in both middle bolt holes my car never had them added. I did get ahold of the Seat Belt Planet guys. I chose them only because they had aviation buckles in black texture finish with chrome sides. In any case, I ran the idea of putting them below the parcel shelf through them. He emailed me back and said he’s pretty sure they have a solution but to call them and discuss it. I’ll give them a call next week and see what they have for an idea and keep this thread all the way to and through installing them.
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    Rear Retractable Seatbelts

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    Rear Retractable Seatbelts

    I'm sure most people wanting to do this are aware of all the mounting points. When I was searching threads it would have been nice to have everything in one place, so I'm going to duplicate info into this thread. I took the parcel tray out and removed the top of the rear seat and the fuel cell wall. I found what I believe to be the top anchor (I didn't want to ruin anything being in a rush) and two bottom factory anchors. For anyone looking to do this the bottom internal anchors are plugged, you can see the passenger side is still plugged. So it looks to be pretty straight forward as far as anchors. I am now questioning if my idea would work. I don't know how well the retractable seatbelt mechanism would cope with being 6" away from the shoulder buckle that would be at an angle. Maybe I can mount it slightly foward of the shoulder mount at an angle to match the shoulder mounts angle. I think I'm going to shoot an e-mail to the seatbelt company as well. May as well get their input since they are the experts. I also don't want to just mess this up since my kid is going to be attached to it.
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    Rear Retractable Seatbelts

    I need to remove the parcel tray to check if this is feasible, but maybe I can put the retractor down on the floor/trunk pan in front of the gas tank top of the shock brace/wheel well and run it up through a slot in the parcel shelf. Put a shoulder loop on the stock bolt location and run the bottom anchor in behind the bottom cushion and below the top cushion. I need to redo the parcel shelf anyway so I could do that with the seatbelt install. I was thinking run the seatbelt through a grommet like below (maybe I can find a nice aluminum one) and it should look pretty decent. I think this may be the best way forward now that I think about it, but I would like to see what others have come up with as well!
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    Rear Retractable Seatbelts

    Has anyone actually done this? I want to push the button and get new seatbelts. My car currently only has two front lap belts and I'd like to safely carry the family around with me (wife and a car seat in the back). I have the front measured and have those squared away, but I can't seem to find any information on standard, retractable, 3 point seat belt being put in the back of a 510. I know there is a mounting hole in the C pillar from the factory. I'm trying to figure out what the setup would look like. I've read speculation that I may have to go with the retractor up at the mounting hole, but would prefer a lower mount. If you've done this or have information it'd be greatly appreciated.
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    I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

    Hey CarterB, you have any pictures of a Coupe in that lighter, pea soup green color?
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    DREAM build! 1972 Nissan Skyline GTX "HKOSUKA"

    Awesome story! I can't wait to watch this car get built.
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    Cooper - 1969 1600SSS Bluebird Coupe

    Wow awesome thread. I was so caught up in moving that I never realized that grill was because your car was in an accident. I've been wondering if it ever made it; glad it did.
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    A Bird of Prey - Brandon's Bluebird Build

    I just looked around in your Flikr feed. Very very nice! I'm a big fan of your Shakotn build as well; thanks for the inspiration for a clean build.
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    A Bird of Prey - Brandon's Bluebird Build

    Do you have any pictures of yoru Capris? I'd be interested to see them. I would really like a set of 15" SSR Mesh's, but they are pretty far down on the priority list ATM.
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    A Bird of Prey - Brandon's Bluebird Build

    Thanks, I assure you it looks a lot better in pictures than in person but one day it'll be there. BTW you have my dream car that turned me onto 510's. The Hokosuka's are beautiful cars and I have wanted one for a long time, but the 510 is sort of similar and more affordable. It probably sounds weird, but before I left Japan I was hard set on trying to get my car next to one to take a picture. Low and behold, the second to last Cars and Coffee I went to one showed up as I was leaving. I rolled over and parked next to it to get a picture for myself and was so upset that all I had was my cell phone that day. Luckily, a Speedhunters guy was there that day and took a picture with them next to each other. The 510 is like the GTR's bright eyed little brother lol Cell phone pics:
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    Matchbox dizzy testing

    What's the problem you're having?
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    I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

    That car just sits so perfect and the wheels fit equally as well... that center console and cluster is a BIG no for me though. I just really like the stock stuff.

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