help finding rear belt mount - 1967 250SE Coupe - Page 2 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 10:29 AM
w108,107 Parts Hoarder
 
Fonzi's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 4Keep:450slc5.0cab 280sl5sp 280se4.5 500seAMG 2sell:500sl92 380se83 300se86 350sl4sp 75slc MorInSig
Location: Philadelphia Area
Posts: 18,774
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Quoted: 1624 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Garage
I think that the retractible belts on the side of my 280se 4.5 sedan might have required those extra long mounts to extend away from the body.

I also assume that extra metal wasn't welded on unnecessarily on cars that weren't going to get the belts. Weld nuts are significantly smaller. So I could see how maybe all panels got the weld nuts in the factory, but the big protrusions I have were skipped on cars that weren't getting belts.

Have you checked to see if there is a part number for the big brackets I have in the EPC?

.

My signature:
Click for list of my 32 MB since 2010. If, you want 70's-80's Mercedes tuner wheels, let me know.
Fonzi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 04:32 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2013
Vehicle: 1982 240D, 1984 Euro 300TD
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Posts: 289
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Yeah. Only lap belts were required in the US before 1968. But shoulder belts were already required in some European countries by about 1964. A friend's US-market '65 220S Fintail came with lap belts. But I found the threaded holes for shoulder-belts when I removed his door-pillar trim.
My Dad's '66 Euro 250SE sedan had Kangol shoulder belts in front , without lap belts. Can't remember what, if anything, it had in the rear. If you can add the anchors for your outboard rear lap-belts, and already have the upper anchors for the rear shoulder-belts, I'd add the shoulder-belts too.

Happy Motoring, Mark

Last edited by Mark DiSilvestro; 07-31-2015 at 04:42 AM.
Mark DiSilvestro is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2015
Vehicle: 1967 250SE Coupe
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark DiSilvestro View Post
My Dad's '66 Euro 250SE sedan had Kangol shoulder belts in front , without lap belts.
Happy Motoring, Mark
AH HA! I am about 99% sure this is the mount setup on my car. Good to know it was somewhat standard for European cars at the time.

And just FYI I have a set of 4 retractor belts with shoulder harness coming for the car. I hope to get them in over the next couple weeks.

Cheers everyone!
RedtailPDX is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-01-2015, 04:12 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2013
Vehicle: 1982 240D, 1984 Euro 300TD
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Posts: 289
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedtailPDX View Post
AH HA! I am about 99% sure this is the mount setup on my car. Good to know it was somewhat standard for European cars at the time.

And just FYI I have a set of 4 retractor belts with shoulder harness coming for the car. I hope to get them in over the next couple weeks.

Cheers everyone!
Incidentally, many years ago I acquired a 1960 Fintail 220S, which NEVER had any seat-belts or anchors. The first time I took it out on the freeway, I began feeling quite nervous dodging the traffic unrestrained. So I decided to add front lap & shoulder belts. I got two sets of new, non-retracting belts, with the vintage-style chrome buckles, from J C Whitney. The installation project included custom-fabricating heavy steel threaded plates that needed to be maneuvered inside the upper door-posts. What a pain that was! Especially after I examined my friend's newer Fintail, to discover that by 1965, Mercedes had already added threaded seat-belt anchors in the floors and door-posts!

Happy Motoring, Mark

Last edited by Mark DiSilvestro; 08-01-2015 at 04:17 AM.
Mark DiSilvestro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Vintage Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome