Now sit in the seat, adjust the position of the retractor and console side belt, if necessary, and tighten everything up. That’s it for a basic installation.
I took the safety aspect of this up another level with the installation of ProCar bucket seats with headrests. The original low back bucket seats look cool, but there’s a reason late model vehicle seats have headrests. Headrests keep your head from snapping back in the event of a collision, preventing neck and spinal injuries. I also added a pair of seat belt retainers out of a junkyard Pontiac Grand Am to hold the belts in place, and look more like a factory installation. The retainers required new holes to be drilled to match the post spacing on the ProCar headrests, but otherwise just slide on. Just a few hours of work resulted in a safer, more comfortable classic cruiser.
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