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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old May 5th, 20, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

I am thinking of putting Morris 3 point rear seat belts in my 68 Camaro. Main reason is I have 2 little boys who will ride in the back. This is not a numbers matching car nor a collector car just a clean cruiser.

What are your thoughts on 3 point REAR seat belts vs lap belts?
Do you have 3 point rear seat belts in your car?
Do you think 3 point seat belts ruin the classic car feel?

All opinions are welcome.

My opinion is that it would be safer but takes away from that classic feel. I'm not sure if I like the look (yes the look) of the retracting mechanism on the rear panel of the car (where the speakers go).

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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

The Morris Belts are good and do not detract from the classic quality of 1st Gen.
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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

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The Morris Belts are good and do not detract from the classic quality of 1st Gen.
Vega$69 I see you on all of these posts...lol! Morris Classics does make 3 point seat belts for the rear. I just order them yesterday. I am not sure if I am going to install them though. So I wanted to ask around to see who may have them and the views they may have on them.

I have lap belts in the front currently. When I bought the car last week there were no visible rear seat belts (maybe under the seat?). I have the car in the shop for transmission work (pops out of 4th when I let off the gas) so I will look when I get it back.

Here is the link for the 3 point REAR seat belt kit.

https://www.morrisclassic.com/produc...oint-seatbelts

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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

If running with kids in the back the 3 point rears are a good idea.

Iíve used the 3 point fronts and a lot of guys here also use them and are pleased.
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Three-point seat belts are effective at reducing fatalities for center rear seat passengers in cars and light trucks, a study shows. It is worth it if you are aiming passengers safety.
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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

3-Point belt system in the rear might be more dangerous than lap betls, if the persons are too small for them. If you are talking about 6 year olds, it might lay across theit throat. If you bought the Morris belts, email him and inquire about recommendations for small people.

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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

I am installing Morris 3 point belts in the rear mainly for my grandson to ride safely. For me safety trumps the other concerns. Call Billy at Morris he can help you with belt install for car seats etc..
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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

I installed them in the front. They look fine but the reel mechanism can be finicky. That said, I would not let a concern for the looks of the car outweigh the safety of my kids.
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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

The reels set to the outside of the speaker.Close to the B-Pillar. You have to either
look from the inside of the car back or straight down thru the back glass beside the
quarter panel to see the reel.
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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

Thank You guys for purchasing and commenting on our seat belts
If the seat belt is sensitive just reel all of the webbing out and let it
retract thru your fingers slowly several times. This will eliminate the
sensitivity.
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If you have questions about Morris Classic Concepts Convertible and hard top 3 point seat belts just
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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

You need remember these cars, even with seat belts, 3 point etc are not ever going to be as safe as a new car. 60 old tech. No steel reinforced doors, no air bags ABS brakes among just a few to mention.

Whatever you do you need to drive safe. More room before you and other cars. Plan braking a little sooner a practicing defensive driving technique.
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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

I installed the Morris belts in my car, 3-point front, lap only in rear because I almost never have anyone in the rear. The belts are very comfortable and provide great piece of mind notwithstanding the lack of collision protection in these 50+ year old cars. John is 100% on target with the ultra-defensive driving given the self-important boneheads on their phones while driving these days. I hated wearing the non-retractable OEM shoulder belts. Finally got the Morris belts after reading an account from a guy who had a head-on accident in his old car with lap belts only. While the lap belt probably saved him from going through the windshield, he had to have facial reconstructive surgery after his face hit the thin, hard plastic steering wheel.

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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

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You need remember these cars, even with seat belts, 3 point etc are not ever going to be as safe as a new car. 60 old tech. No steel reinforced doors, no air bags ABS brakes among just a few to mention.

Whatever you do you need to drive safe. More room before you and other cars. Plan braking a little sooner a practicing defensive driving technique.
Great points. I try to drive my cars much like I do a motorcycle, like I am invisible.
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Re: Yes or No to 3 point REAR seat belts?

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Great points. I try to drive my cars much like I do a motorcycle, like I am invisible.
Problem is you are not invisible. People are looking at you and even aiming at you. Don't know about your area but here today most people are not from here and show no respect.
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