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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-29-2015, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Odd Seatbelt Mounting Points 250SE Coupe

Hi Everyone,

I have a newly acquired '67 250SE Coupe that I'm planning to put seat belts in (currently it has none). I found the tunnel side mounts for the front seats on top of the tunnel instead of on the side like every other photo I've seen. The mounts still have the factory plugs in them, so belts have never been fitted to this car.

So is there anything odd about this? Was it a 250 only thing? The car is a Euro market vehicle if that makes any difference about the placement of the mounts.

Any info much appreciated. Thanks.
Zack



(I pulled one plug out already just to check the threads)
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The EPC shows a three-part belt set with "L" brackets where the belts would attach to the floor. That looks to be consistent with what you've got in your car.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2015, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, thanks for the advice. Most mounts I have seen are down low on the tunnel instead of on top like these are, but I don't think it matters too much either way. They're clearly factory mount points.
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If you can't find belts with the "L" attachment sewn in, try Andover Restraints. They have "L" brackets that would allow you to use belts with standard straight attachments.

I recently put belts in my Ponton, and would recommend retractable belts. Maybe belts from a 450SL?

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I actually have a couple color samples coming from Andover Restraints so I can match the webbing to my upholstery. I'm planning to go with retractable belts using the chrome 'aircraft' type buckle. Not yet decided on floppy end or the rigid sleeved style.
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The 110 chassis I've been working on originally had attachment points for lap belts in the floor pan sections. I think the 110 and 111 share a lot of common configurations. There were two plastic plugs in the rear side of the tunnel, as well. I ended up welding in attachment points for the belt reel at the base of the pillar and along the frame rails.

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Nice looking work there! I am planning to use the single lower mount for the reel and belt end, as is apparently standard for the coupe. Less than ideal I know, but there is not much room for an alternate arrangement.

I find it interesting that there is a hole in the sound deadening material of my car where the mounts usually are on the floor beside the transmission tunnel. I wonder if this arrangement was a euro market only arrangement.
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