Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:50 PM
Im considering removing my lapsash belts and trying to install retractable belts from a 260...has anyone done this before ?
Im thinking Id have to mig weld a plate to the rear shock towers to enable me to attach the retractor housing..
any thoughts or pics would be appreciated.
Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:50 PM
The ahrdest part of the conversion would be located the retractable mounting plates, the 260z have boldy welded bolts to locate the bracket
Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:13 AM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:54 PM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:01 PM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 05:38 PM
just last year i was over in macedonia and when i entered a car i'd go for the seatbelt and they'd laugh at me no one wears them there. but then again none of their cars make more than 15hp.
Posted 12 February 2009 - 05:44 PM
haaar George, if you ever visit Greece or Italy helmets are an optional extra when riding 1100cc Suzukis !! it messes with the hair apparently. unbelievable.
Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:33 PM
Lapsash versus inertia, there is no comparison!!!!
I agree with George and Mr240 , ever seen the face of an occupant of an old school car rear ended by a big 4X4, or a head on with a Cow on the road, that only had lapsash belts in it
Ive refurbed many early model cars in the day and this is ONE of the FIRST things I change
Nuclear _z's scenario of mounting will work just fine, you CANNOT use second hand belts from another car by law, but you can buy many and varied Aus Design compliant replacement kits in all sorts of colours ( if you want to colour code) from any good major Auto Spares outlet
Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:04 PM
Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:12 PM
The 4X4 and the Cow are extreme cases Ive seen in outback WA, I consider, something that is more rather than something that is less, is always better.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:18 AM
Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:02 PM
However i'm not sure if the retracting belt mechanism is availible from nissan.
also it would be helpful if someone could measure the angle of a 240z strut top bit and size of it to make sure it fits - this ofcourse is redundant is someone has put the 260z bracket into a 240z before without any issues?!? The bracket sits between the strut top and the side of the car, and i assume is held on by welded on nuts underneath which might be a pain to get to for installing in a 240z
Posted 26 September 2009 - 06:41 PM
Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:25 PM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 11:05 AM
I would loke to make a cover for them to tidy them up a bit though
Posted 27 September 2009 - 11:20 AM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 11:29 AM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 11:55 AM
that's off a two seater i believe. 260.. maybe 240 aswell?
this is a 260z 2 seater. So this is original then?
The people i got the car from told me they where after market
Posted 27 September 2009 - 12:20 PM
If you intend to buy belts make sure the retractor has the correct mounting orientation, i.e. vertical or horizontal. Those designed for 'B' pillar mounting will not work on the strut tower.
Note: I'm recalling 1970s design here, so if anyone knows that the trigger design has changes please chime in.
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