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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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In search of 3-point seatbelts

I've got a '73 280SE 4.5.

Years ago, I replaced my Kangol front seat belts with aftermarket 3-point retractable belts, and they've since admitted defeat and will not latch. I want to replace them with a Mercedes-type, 3-point retractable seat belt system. Anyone have a suggested/preferred source?

I live in rural Maryland and the local bone yards don't carry anything as exotic as a Mercedes.

I don't mind used ones...
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Check this place out. I installed them in my '71 250C. Direct bolt-in with no modification needed. Quality seems very good. Much, much better belt than the original three point, two piece non retracting belts. Not an endorsement, just a suggestion.

3 Point Retractable Lap & Shoulder Seatbelts : Replacement Seatbelts, Seat Belts, Retractable Seat Belts, and Seatbelt Extenders @ SeatBeltsPlus.co

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OK, looks good. Which one did you buy? Which cable length?
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I purchased the 3 pt retractable with contoured sleeve and used the existing attachment points. The contoured sleeve looks great but if I had to do over again I would order the 3 pt retractable with the 18" cable. The sleeve only comes with the 12" belt. 12" coming off of the tunnel is a little short and I basically have to insert the belt blind because it is behind my hip. The extra 6" on the cable would make connecting and disconnecting a little easier. I have adjusted to mine now and it doesn't bother me anymore. The cable would look fine. That's what I removed from the car.
I have attached some photos of my installation. I know that you have the sedan but they should give you some idea of what the installation looks like. The quality seems very high and they are made in the USA. I hope this helps and good luck.
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Just ordered mine, with the 18 inch cable. Thanks for the help!
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years ago , i needed seat belts for 73 220 D , got 3 points with reel , made in japan from that famous mail order place in Chicago JC wittney . they are still good , where not pricey .
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Just ordered mine, with the 18 inch cable. Thanks for the help!
My pleasure. Glad I could help. I think you will be pleased with the quality.

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Thank you for post just installed

I looked everywhere to find matching retractable seat belts for my 1966 Mercedes 250se since we just had a baby and rear seat belts were never installed. This is what I ended up with from seatbeltsplus.com I'm sure with a little bit of sun and use they will get a little darker. I was happy to find out Mercedes already had every threaded bolt points installed from factory.
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I ordered mine from DBDepot in Germany who specialize in oldtimer parts. 3-point retractable to fit both front and rear seats in the 280SE. They work great and now come in different colors although I ordered black. Shipping was fairly quick and the communication was great.

http://www.dbdepot.de/content/conten...dcart=Njg5NQ==
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Wish I saw that site first it took a while to find the right ones. I purchased the original kangol 3 point in black non retractable but didn't like them. The tan ones look great but all said and done I'm just happy to feel safe. Maybe down the road I will switch them out.
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