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Reply to "Pantera # 5357 - Rocky's 1973 L model"

Got a small new project completed today - seat belt holder-uppers!  My wife will greatly appreciate this one - it always took about 5 minutes of fumbling for passengers to fasten their seat belts.

Anyway - I started by ordering 2 Ford "Buckle Sleeve - Black 12"" from LMC Truck for $13.90 plus $8.75 shipping.  These are Part No. 48-2334-BL. Then I set them on my bench for 3 months.  This is an important part of the process.

Finally I got motivated, and trimmed the tops to clear the upper half of the buckle assembly, and shortened the tubes, and cut a notch so that the installation would force the belt to stand up straight between my Corvette C-4 seats and the center console. 

I am very happy with how it worked out.  Labor was easy, and the plastic holders were very reasonable.IMG_9956 [Large)IMG_9957 [Large)IMG_9958 [Large)IMG_9959 [Large)IMG_9961 [Large)IMG_9962 [Large)IMG_9963 [Large)IMG_9964 [Large)


PS>  The last picture is added as a special bonus for two of my friends.  They will recognize the connection!  Thanks to you both for your hospitality!





Images (8)
  • IMG_9956 (Large): LMC Sleeve - As Delivered
  • IMG_9957 (Large): Buckle Trimming
  • IMG_9958 (Large): Finished Upper Sleeve
  • IMG_9959 (Large): Mount Configuration
  • IMG_9961 (Large): Pass. Side Installation
  • IMG_9962 (Large): The "Big Cat"
  • IMG_9963 (Large): Installation Complete
  • IMG_9964 (Large): Bonus Picture