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Niklas
Hi!

I have a 914 from 1972.
How should the seat belts look like ?
Anyone have some pictures ?
They are missing in my car.

The no on the delivery says "-549- 3-point seat belt front".
Is it retractabel ?


Niklas Ekström

Sweden
dr914@autoatlanta.com
QUOTE(Niklas @ Feb 12 2010, 08:17 AM) *

Hi!

I have a 914 from 1972.
How should the seat belts look like ?
Anyone have some pictures ?
They are missing in my car.

The no on the delivery says "-549- 3-point seat belt front".
Is it retractabel ?


Niklas Ekström

Sweden


You probably have non retractable shoulder belts as fitted to all 70 71 and 72 models until 12/71 here in the US. They are woven with large holsters and a red release lever. Hard to adjust and old and tired by now. You can purchase factory NOS retractable belts or aftermarket retractable belts or even 944 belts if you want a good inexpensive solution. All will fit your car.
Pat Garvey
QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Feb 12 2010, 10:34 AM) *

QUOTE(Niklas @ Feb 12 2010, 08:17 AM) *

Hi!

I have a 914 from 1972.
How should the seat belts look like ?
Anyone have some pictures ?
They are missing in my car.

The no on the delivery says "-549- 3-point seat belt front".
Is it retractabel ?


Niklas Ekström

Sweden


You probably have non retractable shoulder belts as fitted to all 70 71 and 72 models until 12/71 here in the US. They are woven with large holsters and a red release lever. Hard to adjust and old and tired by now. You can purchase factory NOS retractable belts or aftermarket retractable belts or even 944 belts if you want a good inexpensive solution. All will fit your car.


George, do you have any (even miniscule) info on VIN that was the last to have the non-retractables? I know I'm pissing in the wind here, but you don't ask......
Pat
Niklas
My car is made in february 1972.

Is it possible to use a new retractable made for a front seat in a vw beetle?
I think they cost around 60-70 Euro. Probably cheaper in US.

Like this:

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Niklas
Niklas
Hello!

What year are these:

914.803.181.10 retractable

I have bought them for my car used.


Niklas
SirAndy
The problem is mounting the retractor if your car wasn't setup for it.
It's too bulky.

I have come to really like my old non-retractable seat belts. They work much better than most people give them credit for.
shades.gif Andy
tat2dphreak
I've had 2 '72s they both had retractable seatbelts... one was a pretty early '72, and my current one was made in Jan '72 right after the mid-72 changes...
ranglim
QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Mar 10 2010, 11:03 AM) *

I've had 2 '72s they both had retractable seatbelts... one was a pretty early '72, and my current one was made in Jan '72 right after the mid-72 changes...


I have a '70 and '72, both with the fixed seat belts, and wonder what the retractable belts look like. I'm seeing what looks like a reinforced mounting plate for a seat belt retractor on the back firewall, over the driver's left shoulder, and then a recess in the top of the rear pad where the belt might come out. If that is the configuration of the retractable belts, I might want to consider upgrading. Anybody know who might sell them?
dr914@autoatlanta.com
Seat belt planet sells a nice set of reproduction belts that will fit into any 72-76 914. We have NOS seat belts but they are cost prohibitive


QUOTE(ranglim @ Nov 24 2017, 09:51 PM) *

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Mar 10 2010, 11:03 AM) *

I've had 2 '72s they both had retractable seatbelts... one was a pretty early '72, and my current one was made in Jan '72 right after the mid-72 changes...


I have a '70 and '72, both with the fixed seat belts, and wonder what the retractable belts look like. I'm seeing what looks like a reinforced mounting plate for a seat belt retractor on the back firewall, over the driver's left shoulder, and then a recess in the top of the rear pad where the belt might come out. If that is the configuration of the retractable belts, I might want to consider upgrading. Anybody know who might sell them?
ranglim
[quote name='dr914@autoatlanta.com' date='Nov 25 2017, 11:55 AM' post='2551610']
Seat belt planet sells a nice set of reproduction belts that will fit into any 72-76 914. We have NOS seat belts but they are cost prohibitive

Thanks for the reference, they look good, I bought a set this morning, will give them a try. Thanks.
98101
QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Nov 25 2017, 09:55 AM) *

Seat belt planet sells a nice set of reproduction belts that will fit into any 72-76 914. We have NOS seat belts but they are cost prohibitive


It would be fun to find the middle seat belt that was an option for my 1970 so I could ride with both daughters at the same time ... maybe when their mom isn’t looking.

Apparently “cost prohibitive” is my middle name.

—Michael in Seattle
mepstein
QUOTE(98101 @ Nov 25 2017, 08:00 PM) *

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Nov 25 2017, 09:55 AM) *

Seat belt planet sells a nice set of reproduction belts that will fit into any 72-76 914. We have NOS seat belts but they are cost prohibitive


It would be fun to find the middle seat belt that was an option for my 1970 so I could ride with both daughters at the same time ... maybe when their mom isn’t looking.

Apparently “cost prohibitive” is my middle name.

—Michael in Seattle

I had one but after thinking about how a quick stop would send my child’s face into the gear shift lever, I sold it.
98101
QUOTE(mepstein @ Nov 25 2017, 05:29 PM) *

I had one but after thinking about how a quick stop would send my child’s face into the gear shift lever, I sold it.


How do you think my face got to be the way it is?

Seriously, yeah, it’s probably not a good idea.
mepstein
QUOTE(98101 @ Nov 25 2017, 08:32 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Nov 25 2017, 05:29 PM) *

I had one but after thinking about how a quick stop would send my child’s face into the gear shift lever, I sold it.


How do you think my face got to be the way it is?

Seriously, yeah, it’s probably not a good idea.

I had thought about a harness bar to add a shoulder belt but my kids grew up too quickly.
dr914@autoatlanta.com
no but the last one to have non retractible belts was built on or before 12/71

QUOTE(Pat Garvey @ Feb 12 2010, 06:08 PM) *

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Feb 12 2010, 10:34 AM) *

QUOTE(Niklas @ Feb 12 2010, 08:17 AM) *

Hi!

I have a 914 from 1972.
How should the seat belts look like ?
Anyone have some pictures ?
They are missing in my car.

The no on the delivery says "-549- 3-point seat belt front".
Is it retractabel ?


Niklas Ekström

Sweden


You probably have non retractable shoulder belts as fitted to all 70 71 and 72 models until 12/71 here in the US. They are woven with large holsters and a red release lever. Hard to adjust and old and tired by now. You can purchase factory NOS retractable belts or aftermarket retractable belts or even 944 belts if you want a good inexpensive solution. All will fit your car.


George, do you have any (even miniscule) info on VIN that was the last to have the non-retractables? I know I'm pissing in the wind here, but you don't ask......
Pat
Garland
QUOTE(SirAndy @ Mar 8 2010, 03:59 PM) *

The problem is mounting the retractor if your car wasn't setup for it.
It's too bulky.

I have come to really like my old non-retractable seat belts. They work much better than most people give them credit for.
shades.gif Andy


agree.gif FULLY!

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