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Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by Eugene » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:00 pm

Hi all, I am looking to upgrade the Bay's seatbelts to inertia reel belts. I bought the Chinese version from local parts shop but lo and behold, they are too short! I cannot find any from Goldwagen. Any suggestions?


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Re: Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by retrovan » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:06 pm

Some guys buy Nissan Bakkie belts from the scrap yard, its supposed to fit.

I bought the same sets from Midas, but has extensions made for the side of seat buckles from my local cable guy.

Now I do not have to bend so low to clip my belt.

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Re: Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by fig » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:57 pm

I bought the Midas ones and they fit my baywindows perfectly. The stalks are too short to mount in a split bus though. The belts themselves are long enough.
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Re: Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by retrovan » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:07 pm

Forgot to tell you that they sell two models.

On the box you will see they have short stalks and they have long stalks.

You may have the short, then you just need to take them back and swap them.

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Re: Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by Thunder bunny » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:52 am

I also bought Midas ones and then got T3 stalks. They work perfectly.

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Re: Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by Eugene » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:31 am

Thanks guys.....I will try Midas. The ones I returned, had the long stalks but was easily 500mm too short.
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Re: Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by Eugene » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:37 pm

I went to Midas today and was surprised to find the very same ones sold at Good Hope....they are too short :(


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Re: Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by sean » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:41 pm

Eugene wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:37 pm
I went to Midas today and was surprised to find the very same ones sold at Good Hope....they are too short :(


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Perhaps the occupant is too large for the seat belt???


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Re: Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by Eugene » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:03 pm

sean wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:41 pm
Eugene wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:37 pm
I went to Midas today and was surprised to find the very same ones sold at Good Hope....they are too short :(


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Perhaps the occupant is too large for the seat belt???


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That was nasty :lol:

with the seat belt fitted and no occupant to obstruct, the belt just reaches. They do come with a stalk as long as the box. :cry:
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Re: Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by freddiebooysen » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:37 pm

Eugene. Are those the ones that roll out of the little roller

So if there is no occupant you need to roll a bit out of the roller

A simple pull should do the trick not too hard though else it locks






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Re: Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by retrovan » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:58 pm

Have you got a bench seat or a through way with two seats ??

May be using the incorrect fixing points.

Mine is a walk through and I will take photos of the belts and fixing points is you want.

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Re: Baywindow Seatbelt upgrade

Post by retrovan » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:43 pm

Here are my Midas Seat belts in My Bay

This setup fits me, ...and I am twice the man my wife married.

Hope it helps

Herman

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