Seat belts in my 63 New Yorker

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  1. Cayuga Kid

    Cayuga Kid New Member

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    Thinking of installing seat belts in my New Yorker.

    There are no pre drilled holes so wondering if anyone has done this using seat belts from a different year c body or went with new aftermarket seat belts. How do I know where to drill holes for the fasteners etc.

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  2. Ross Wooldridge

    Ross Wooldridge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    There will be stampings in the floor pan by the trans tunnel for the front and rear seats. You need the special bolts and massive washered nuts to do it right. As well there should be nuts in the side rails under the carpet beside the front seat, but I'm not sure if they'll be there. If not you'll need to cut them out of a donor car and weld them in.

    There's a member here that can help - @dart4forte

    He has a seat belt business.
     
  3. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    They are there as I had them in my '62. The pre-drilled and tapped holes should be plugged with a rubber plug. I cut the plug at one end and removed it. It had an image on it of the threads, and the plug itself was the correct diameter I needed to get the right size bolt. I took the plug to the parts store and bought what I needed.

    Good luck!
     
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