Q: Convertible Shoulder Belts
It has been rumored that a shoulder belt option was available in 1 gen convertibles, but I know of no one who has laid eyes on them. And I would have no idea of how they would be anchored (at the top point).
A: Get your hands on a 1969 Fisher Body Manual, they show the installation of shoulder belts front and rear in F-body convertibles. The front belt outer strap anchored near the conv top pivot and came through the box surrounding the top mounts, and the rear belt outer strap mounted in the trunk at one of the cocktail shaker bolts. If you look at the upright rear seat support of any F-car convertible, you’ll see an indentation at either side about 3 inches wide for the seat belt to come over the support. What strikes me as odd is if a rear seat passenger is belted in tightly, and you lower the top into its storage well, will you choke the passenger? Quite likely!
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