[Vwdiesel] 82 VW Rabbit with no lap belt
davevw at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 24 21:01:21 PST 2009
Actually, some of the old Rabbits really did only have a shoulder belt. I've had at least one.
It was not like the later cars that had the auto belts where it moved, and had the lap belt you put on. It simply ran from the inside corner of the seat to the corner of the door! The idea was you kept it clipped to the door all the time, so when you opened the door, it would pull the belt away from you so you could get out, and when you shut the door, the belt would go across your shoulder. It wasn't very convenient, and if you unplugged the belt, you couldn't start the engine! Many people wired around that...
--- On Wed, 2/25/09, brian gochnauer <brian at gochnauer.net> wrote:
> From: brian gochnauer <brian at gochnauer.net>
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] 82 VW Rabbit with no lap belt
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 3:40 AM
> On my '90 Jetta both belt reels are mounted on the seat
> The shoulder belt goes from the center to the upper door
> and the lap belt reel is attached on the right near the
> pivot of the seat
> and crosses to the center of the car to latch near the lap
> belt reel.
> You are saying the lap belt and reel is missing completely
> from the
> seat? but the shoulder belt IS there????
> On 2/24/09, Dave Cook <davevw at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > As I'm thinking about this and typing it, I
> realize that it is a little
> > silly to be perfectly willing to drive a car with
> really old seatbelts and
> > not think of it ('73 Beetle and '78 Bus), but
> I'd be nervous buying
> > seatbelts out of a car in a wrecking yard.
> > I am very sure that even the rabbits that had the door
> seatbelts have all
> > the mountings for 3-point belts. I would be inclined
> to buy a set of
> > universal belts that would fit that mounting. It
> would be pretty easy.
> > Dave Cook
> > --- On Wed, 2/25/09, LBaird119 at aol.com
> <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:
> > > From: LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol.com>
> > > Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] 82 VW Rabbit with no lap
> > > To: Vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> > > Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 1:34 AM
> > > In a message dated 2/24/2009 1:22:39 PM Pacific
> > > Time,
> > > vwzoo at yahoo.com writes:
> > >
> > > > 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?
> > > >
> > >
> > > It has the "automatic" seat belts.
> > > clipped to the door so
> > > when you shut the door, your shoulder strap is on
> and in
> > > place.
> > > The stupid knee bar is there to break your legs
> and be in
> > > place
> > > of a lap belt. ;-) I personally don't like
> them and
> > > would swap
> > > them out and eliminate the knee bar too.
> > > Some had them, some didn't. Doesn't
> seem to be
> > > particularly
> > > year or model dependant. Just check the wrecking
> > > Loren
> > >
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