[Vwdiesel] 82 VW Rabbit with no lap belt

dieseltdi at verizon.net dieseltdi at verizon.net
Tue Feb 24 16:47:04 PST 2009

That was all that was needed in that particular model, my very first  
rabbit, a 79, was the same way.  You are supposed to leave the seat  
belt attached to the door so that you are automatically belted into  
the car.  There is a knee bar under the dash that prevents the driver  
from sliding under.  I suppose you might be able to swap in a 3 point  
seat belt from a later Rabbit.  Hayden

On Feb 24, 2009, at 3:15 PM, Dave wrote:

> Hi,
>  I am beginning to work on a 1982 VW Rabbit diesel that has been  
> just sitting in my garage for about 5 years. I quit driving it back  
> then because of engine problems and last Fall before the cold hit I  
> put a diesel engine from a running diesel Rabbit in it. I am working  
> to get it ready to give to my son for his 16th birthday.
>  Here's the question. It has a shoulder belt that goes across and  
> clicks into the door, but there is no lap belt. My wife wants me to  
> put some sort of lap belt in it before my son gets it. Do any you  
> know how I would do that or where I would get the belts?
> Thanks
> Dave
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