I would like to retrofit seat belts in my 1963 Fleetwood 60 Special. It has the mounting holes under the carpet.
I used the "search-box" but couldn´t find the right info.
My question is: What size does the bolts have? 7/16" ?
Due to the very few original belts available here in germany and because of their often very poor condition, I decided on this one:
One more thing ;-) :
I searched through the shop manual but didn´t find a help how to remove the rear seats for installing the rear seat belts (for our little daughter)
Is it like pressing down the front egde of the seat and then pushing back to release the bracket?
Thanks in advance
Bolt threads in front and rear are 7/16"-20. Use Grade 8 hardened bolts.
For removing the rear seat, yes, you push down on the front of the seat and push rearward to unhook the seat frame from the hooks on the floor. This picture is in the "Help" section under "- Seatbelts, Rear: Example Pictures from 1964 Sedan de Ville"
Just add top what Kurt said, when I part a car out I will often wedge my shoulders between the back of the front seat and force down and backward. Works about 90% of the time to quickly Dislodge seat from that hook.
Member Mr.Preston Bealle previously noted:
"I got this done tonight after a few weeks of fiddling around with no luck. I stuck my head on the floor with a strong flashlight, and once I saw the construction of the hooks and the location, I realized that pushing the seat down right where the hooks are is what did it quickly. I was pushing in the middle, lying on the seat, all that, with no success. Direct pressure against the area right where each hook is loosened it right away."
Also, it's great to hear that are adding the belts. Good luck!