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My 510 was a semi race car so had a roll cage and 4 point harnesses that were fastened to the cage.

I am now reversing that process and trying to fit after market seat belts.

 

I need to bolt the top part to the upright between the doors but there seems to be no bolt holes. 

Where was the original seat belts connected to?

 

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It's up higher under the headliner. 

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On 3/12/2019 at 11:50 AM, Stephen22 said:

My 510 was a semi race car so had a roll cage and 4 point harnesses that were fastened to the cage.

I am now reversing that process and trying to fit after market seat belts.

 

I need to bolt the top part to the upright between the doors but there seems to be no bolt holes. 

Where was the original seat belts connected to?

 

YOImB74.jpg

I'll take a pic Sunday when I get home.

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Yes, the original "captive nut" is up a little higher into the headliner......too high for my liking.

 

What year is your 510?  I think the NON adjustable/rigid shoulder harnesses came out 70-71, but iirc the 68-69 DID have that "captive nut" in place for other Euro market requirements.  I think the retractable belts came out 72-73......??

 

How tall are you?  Reason I ask is that the factory "captive nut" is really high up & causes the shoulder harness to ride up your neck, especially if you are taller & have the seat moved back.  I'm shorter & it even bothered me!  We welded another captive nut LOWER on the B-pillar & installed aftermarket retractable belts.  Lowering the mounting point brought the shoulder belt down, which made it much more comfortable!  It's my buddy's car, but I see it most weekends.  If you want some pics, send me your EMAIL or TEXT.............pain to post pics on Ratsun! 

 

I also have a parts car right now with the headliner removed, can send a pic or two of the factory captive nut location via EMAIL or TEXT.

 

TJ

 

 

 

 

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Sorry I forget to take a pic but will do on this Sunday.

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