[Vwdiesel] 82 VW Rabbit with no lap belt

Val Christian val at mongo.mongobird.com
Wed Feb 25 10:47:14 PST 2009

Lemme see...I think I have two front seats, for a 79.  Good condition
last I checked.  Black Vinyl.  No seatbelts.  They can be made available
to someone who needs them.  I'm between Buffalo and Rochester NY.

Your costly item will be seatbelts.  I wouldn't want ones from a 
junkyard.  They are old, and they may have been "used" (as in 
stressed and stretched).  New ones from the dealer will make you 
think about getting another car.

Dave, the 79 seats will have the mating clip to receive the male clip
from the 3 point harness.  As I recall the Deluxe (DL) seat frame is

> Dave,
> I found it easier to swap out the seats and seatbelts on my 79 for a set of=
>  3 point seat and seatbelts from a later model rabbit.=A0 I am not sure but=
>  I think that the 3 point set I used had a single reel mounted on the seat =
> which ran up to the anchor point on the door frame.=A0 =
> Justin
>   I am beginning to work on a 1982 VW Rabbit diesel that has been just sitt=
> ing
> in my garage for about 5 years. I quit driving it back then because of engi=
> ne
> problems and last Fall before the cold hit I put a diesel engine from a run=
> ning
> 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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