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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-05-2016, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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W108 Seatbelt Question

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I'm considering a w108 280SE 4.5, and I'd like to know if any has retrofitted retractable 3 point rear belts? I've seen non-retractable 3 point belts for the front, and I'm assuming there are the same for the rear, but are there retractable types available?
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I added 3 point belts to the front of my '72' 280SEL 4.5. I added one anchor point to accommodate the new belts.
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I added 3 point seat belts to the rear, what was interesting is the outboard seats had anchors already in place! this was a '72 300SEL and I guess some countries required the shoulder belt, while the US did not. For the center seat I added an anchor. I put the retractors on the parcel shelf, made install easy and they work great. I also put new belts in the front as well. I used seatbelt planet for the belts, total was $500 for 5 seatbelts with vintage style buckles.
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