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> Seat Belt Planet, anyone here install them in your early 914?
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post Feb 14 2018, 01:43 PM
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If so, please post a pic and which model you used. TIA, Kent.
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post Feb 14 2018, 02:36 PM
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QUOTE(76-914 @ Feb 14 2018, 11:43 AM) *

If so, please post a pic and which model you used. TIA, Kent.

I’m running them. Work great!! I can take a picture tonight and dig up the model. The off the shelf ones are too long. They do not retract all the way on there own. You can pay extra and get them shorter. I have to retract the last foot manually.
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post Feb 14 2018, 03:05 PM
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Yes, me too. They are nice but with the latest pair, the chrome belt guide didn't fit, for some reason.
On a positive note, they were great to work with on the customization I wanted:
- added length due to relocating the retractor lower on the firewall
- different buckle (one that would fit through the belt slots in the seats I'm running
- changed from the "cable" style to a belt on the fixed side

Great stuff all around. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif)


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post Feb 14 2018, 03:22 PM
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I have heard good things about them, I plan to order some soon.

tygaboy- Nice Seats! Who makes those?
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post Feb 14 2018, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE(Justinp71 @ Feb 14 2018, 01:22 PM) *

I have heard good things about them, I plan to order some soon.

tygaboy- Nice Seats! Who makes those?


GTS Classics - LeMans model with the oval head rests and grommets.
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post Feb 14 2018, 04:04 PM
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I have them. I opted for the airplane style buckles because.. why not? haha.
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post Feb 14 2018, 04:14 PM
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I used them for my '73 2.0 I had them put new belts (in red) on the exisitng mechanism as it worked fine. Just wanted new belts as the originals were 40+ years old.
Everything works as original- happy with their work and turn around time.
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post Feb 14 2018, 04:29 PM
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QUOTE(Steve @ Feb 14 2018, 12:36 PM) *

QUOTE(76-914 @ Feb 14 2018, 11:43 AM) *

If so, please post a pic and which model you used. TIA, Kent.

I’m running them. Work great!! I can take a picture tonight and dig up the model. The off the shelf ones are too long. They do not retract all the way on there own. You can pay extra and get them shorter. I have to retract the last foot manually.

That would be great Steve. I wasn’t aware that one of their retractable models would fit my ‘70. Would love to install a retract but the non-retract would be OK too. Looking for Model #’s, what length, etc. Thanks to all. I won’t bother Tygaboy for his numbers. Elan is going to blast that 914 into Space the way that immaculate build is going. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif) JK, it is a work of Art.
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post Feb 14 2018, 04:51 PM
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Oops - forgot to mention, I also ordered the Seat Belt Planet "regular" 914 belt for a '74 I had. No changes, just the way they sell them. They worked great, retracted all the way, no issues.
That said, I'd recommend you call them and chat about what you're thinking. I worked with a guy named Mike and he was great - very accommodating, helpful, etc.

Hope that helps.


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post Feb 14 2018, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE(SKL1 @ Feb 14 2018, 02:14 PM) *

I used them for my '73 2.0 I had them put new belts (in red) on the exisitng mechanism as it worked fine. Just wanted new belts as the originals were 40+ years old.
Everything works as original- happy with their work and turn around time.


Do you have a picture of the red belts installed? I have a red car and was considering it...
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post Feb 14 2018, 05:36 PM
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I bought a set and had to grind the bottom of the mounting plate to fit in the recess. car is 73

But once that was done they fit and work perfectly.

of course your seat belt light will no longer work. no provision for that with these belt sets.
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post Feb 14 2018, 08:54 PM
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Not sure if this is what you had in mind. I installed this set from Seat Belt Planet a few weeks ago.
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post Feb 14 2018, 08:56 PM
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QUOTE(Olympic 914 @ Feb 14 2018, 05:36 PM) *

I bought a set and had to grind the bottom of the mounting plate to fit in the recess. car is 73

But once that was done they fit and work perfectly.

of course your seat belt light will no longer work. no provision for that with these belt sets.

I had to trim the bottom of the mounting plate to get them to fit in the recess of my 74 as well.
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post Feb 14 2018, 09:19 PM
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I just ordered from them on Monday. Got an immediate email and found out they are local to me. Seems like good communication so far.
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post Feb 14 2018, 11:19 PM
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Just so you guys don't think your going nuts; I changed the description to read "Early 914's". (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Feb 15 2018, 06:53 AM
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Matching Colors.


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post Feb 15 2018, 04:28 PM
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I got these in the mail last night. Bought them used off Ebay, but were in original packaging from seatbelt planet and virtually new. They obviously aren't retractable, but at least the pics should give you some detail on color and quality.



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