Does anyone know the correct length of seat belt to order for the
front and rear seat belt arrangement. I believe the style looks like
the aviator style with eye bolt mounts. They offer a 60" and 72".
What is standard?
You will want the 60 inch belts for the front and probably for the rear too.
I just installed seat belts in my Amphi (as in yesterday). I hadn't even sat
in the seat yet, so I just went out and tried them.
I have a 40 inch waist . With 60 inch belts in the front, I have about 6
inches of belt adjustment left. A 72 inch belt might fit me, but would
definitely be too big for my wife.
The rear is a bit more difficult. This is because, as far as I know,
Amphicar never had rear seat belts installed at the factory. Thus, you must
design your own attachment method (I can send pictures of mine if you want).
With most any attachment method I can think of, 60 inch belts should be what
you want. With my method, 60 inches is actually a bit long. However, if you
decided to do something like tie the belts to the rear swing arm tube (a nice
solid location), then you would probably need 72 inch belts to allow for the
knot. Note, I do NOT recommend that you tie a knot in the seat belt, it
would weaken the belt significantly.
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Just yesterday I received a pair of seat belts from Andover. You
would definitely want the 60 inch sets for the front belts. I ordered
them in dark gray (for a red cars gray and white interior) with
brushed chrome, lift type releases and the hook type ends. I noticed
that the hook latches are just a bit too large for my Amphicar rings.
You can either file the inside of the ring slightly or grind off a
tiny bit of the bottom end of the hook. Either is pretty easy. I
like filing the bottom of the upper side of the ring. That way, the
minor alteration cannot be seen.
67 Red (I SWM 2)
67 White (I FLOAT 2)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "vaircrazy" <bayman@c...> wrote:
> Does anyone know the correct length of seat belt to order for the
> front and rear seat belt arrangement. I believe the style looks like
> the aviator style with eye bolt mounts. They offer a 60" and 72".
> What is standard?
> Mike Bayman