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Old 03/04/2006, 10:56 PM   #1
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Seat Belt Color

This may have been talked about before but, can't remember. For those of us who have color code 2D, Red Standard Bucket Seats, what color are your seat belts? Anybody out there have "red" seat belts. My car has black belts in it.

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Old 03/05/2006, 01:39 AM   #2
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My interior is red (2D) and has red deluxe seat belts. Hope this helps Don.

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Old 03/05/2006, 01:56 AM   #3
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I have 2D interior color code and my belts are also black. I have also asked this question in the past on other forums ,but never got a real answer. I am not sure if mine are original or have been changed in the past. Of all the 68 with dark red interior cars I seen in pics or in person, 50% of them have black belts. Only possible answer I can think of is after the strike, if they ran out of red seatbelts, they were replaced with black belts?

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Old 03/05/2006, 06:08 AM   #4
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Don, red 2D interior for me also. My belts are black. The belts look old, so I would think they haven't been replaced. Build date was 20 March. Robb


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Old 03/05/2006, 06:24 AM   #5
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Every thing is red in mine even the rear view mirror but the seat belts are black.

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Old 03/05/2006, 06:56 AM   #6
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maybe standard interior gets black belts and deluxe (the seatbelt option only) get red?

of you guys with red belts are they an option and are you sure they are original?

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Old 03/05/2006, 07:38 AM   #7
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My interior is red (2D) and has red deluxe seat belts. Hope this helps Don.

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Steve;
Do you have the proper red plastic retractor in the front on both sides and is your shoulder strap red? I have been looking everywhere and cannot find a front seat retractor in red. Also, every standrad 2D interior car I have seen has black belts. This seems very strange.

Jason; My belts are original. I took them out last year and replaced them with red belts. But, as I stated above I have been unable to find a red retractor.

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Old 03/05/2006, 09:54 AM   #8
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Both retractors are red and the belt in them is dated "468 W8O". The shoulder belts are red and have the red covers. I'm sure mine are original because the car had been parked since 1979 and has 52K miles on it. When I restored my car, I danced between replacing components and leaving original ones in. Even though the chrome on the buckles is flaking a little, I left the original belts in because they looked pretty good and I liked the idea of them being original. The plot thickens.
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Old 03/05/2006, 11:19 AM   #9
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Steve;
Thanks for the offer to find me a red retractor but, won't be needed. I'm switching back to my original belts (black). Kinda sets the inside off a little. Besides, sometimes by the time I get out of the car I'm seeing red.

Would be kinda nice though to figure out what went on with the 2D interiors in these cars.

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Old 03/05/2006, 01:18 PM   #10
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If the car had standard interior and standard belts the belts were black. If the car had standard interior with deluxe belts the belts were the interior color.
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If the car had standard interior and standard belts the belts were black. If the car had standard interior with deluxe belts the belts were the interior color.
What denotes the difference between standard and deluxe belts? Reason I ask is my GT Coupe has deluxe belts and the belts in my CS are the same but, they are black rather than interior color. In my GT they are Nugget Gold. Is it just the fact they are interior color that makes them deluxe belts? The odd thing about my GT Coupe is with the Deluxe belts you were suppose to also have a seat belt reminder light mounted in the dash and the shoulder belt - My GT does not have either of those items although the Deluxe betls are shown on my Marti Report. The shoulder belt may not have been included due to the fact my GT has a 11/27/67 build date. Maybe some more strange things done with these cars.

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I just talked to the orginal owner and he said that they were black.

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Old 03/05/2006, 06:22 PM   #13
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What denotes the difference between standard and deluxe belts? Reason I ask is my GT Coupe has deluxe belts and the belts in my CS are the same but, they are black rather than interior color. In my GT they are Nugget Gold. Is it just the fact they are interior color that makes them deluxe belts? The odd thing about my GT Coupe is with the Deluxe belts you were suppose to also have a seat belt reminder light mounted in the dash and the shoulder belt - My GT does not have either of those items although the Deluxe betls are shown on my Marti Report. The shoulder belt may not have been included due to the fact my GT has a 11/27/67 build date. Maybe some more strange things done with these cars.

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Don,

Have you taken out your instrument panel to confirm that you do not have the reminder light? In 68' the light is near the brake warning light and right turn signal indicator. In 66' and 67' there were to different types of lights that mounted below the dash. Also, the only difference in 68' between deluxe belts and standard was that the deluxe had a chrome trim ring. I guess that would only be for the black, since it sounds like if you could only get color keyed with the deluxe option so any color keyed would have the chrome trim ring.

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Old 03/05/2006, 07:50 PM   #14
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Mike;
I removed and replaced everything on my dash just after I got the car in 02. Never saw any seat belt warning light anywhere. My car also does not have the shoulder strap. The only thing I can think that may have happened is due to my car being on the line right during the strike in a hurry to get the car off the line after the strike they forgot it and the shoulder strap. I know the rear end gear as marked on my Marti Report is also different. My Marti Report states the car had a 3:25 standard axle ratio but, when I pulled the rear gear to replace with a posi unit it had 3:50 gears in it.

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Old 03/05/2006, 08:41 PM   #15
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