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Inertia Seatbelts In S3

PostPost by: sk178ta » Sun May 16, 2004 8:44 am

Is it possible to fit inertia seatbelts in a `67 S3 Elan?
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun May 16, 2004 12:54 pm

I would think so. My '71 Sprint, Federal model, came with inertia belts. They were in poor operating order so I ordered a set of generic three points from Andover Supply. The 'box' that contains the belt reel and spring is bolted near the floor behind the masonite bulkhead behind the seats.

When I first received the belts, I took them apart to change out the male part of the buckle, so I can continue to use the original, female receiver stalk that comes with the car. As an aside, I changed out the female receiver stalk to an MGB type which is 2" longer. Works great with the seat all the way forward.

Hope this helps.

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