normal seatbelt conversion ?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by 89300z, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. 89300z

    89300z big ugly z owner

    I want to get rid of those stupid door retracting seatbelts is there a kit I can buy or is someone wrecking a z32 with the normal ( not door ) type seat belts and is it hard to do ?
  2. ABZ300

    ABZ300 G

    You are after pillar mounted seat belts, but will also need the same door trim if you want to do a proper install otherwise you will have a hole where the seat belts used to be


    QLDZDR ID=David

    Just mount some LED lights in the holes :)
    Puddle light.

    ADAMZX 2000spec Conversion

    Cam look up chads build thread, there are photos of what he did to allow for b pillar mounted seat belts to mount to the factory hole in his Zed.

    what you can do is pull your trim off and have a look for the upper screw hole for the top mount for the pillar seat belts and if you have the threaded nut in the hole already then you can juust install new pillar seats belts otherwise you'll need to install a small steel plate with a nut welded to it into the hole.
  5. frysie

    frysie FRYTECH

    This was done on mine and love it.

    Holes behind carpet floor along door will for ancho r point, peel the plastic off it to reveal bit requires a plate with welded. Tie a piece of string and dangle down will with but facing outwards. Thread seatbelt bolt in tight and then drill a hole in the small circle below where you feed that plate in. Do the same for the above small hole. Done
  6. ABZ300

    ABZ300 G

    Haha Adam, the OP isnt Cam :p its his non egr opposite from QLD lol


    QLDZDR ID=David

    :rofl: I have mixed them up too.
    The member names are obvious when you see them both together, but I can't remember Cam's right now to type them side by side :D

    8300zx9 vs 89300z
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  8. 89300z

    89300z big ugly z owner

    can I reuse the mechanism from the door to the pillar or do I have to get whole new set ?
  9. 89300z

    89300z big ugly z owner

    You talking about 8300zx9 lol
  10. ryzan

    ryzan Moderator Staff Member

    The klippan units should be fine on either the door or the body.
  11. frysie

    frysie FRYTECH

  12. SuperZ

    SuperZ Resident Z lunatic

    for info only

    Just for info

    They were put there to prevent car jackings as car jackings were on the increase at the time. You cant open the door very well if the seatbelt is being used.

    So murphy's law says that you will be carjacked shortly after you convert - :rofl::eek:

    I admit there a pain in the arse though and when it comes to a collision, pillar mounted seatbelts fair better since the doors often come ajar in a collision.

    Will be a pain in the arse to change it all over - please let us (the forum and me) know if you do it in the end and the problems you encountered along the way

    Cheers and goodluck
  13. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

    That reminds me of the old Porsche, it had a "safety feature" that stopped the doors from locking when the key was in the ignition. Easy target for car jacker.

    Just checked that the Zed can be locked while it is being driven. :D
  14. SuperZ

    SuperZ Resident Z lunatic

    then you just hope you dont crash and need assistance :eek:

    you know that murphys law thingy .........:rofl:
  15. ryzan

    ryzan Moderator Staff Member

    You sure about that car jacking thing? I mean I wouldn't think there would be too many car jackings in Japan. I always just assumed it was for easier access since the B pillar sits a fair way back. In the us they used a different mechanism that was designed to keep the belt buckled while you could open the door. It was one of the many 'auto seatbelt' designs manufacturers were putting in place for lazy Americans at the time.
  16. stumagoo

    stumagoo Active Member

    This was my understanding as well. The way I remeber it in the early 90s car manufacturers could either fit an airbag or auto seatbelts in the state's this later gave way to compulsory airbags
  17. Fists

    Fists Well-Known Member

    The Klippan units from your other thread are designed to be installed vertically, the door mount seat belts sit at an angle (maybe 20deg from vertical?) so the tilt lock would probably be active if door mounted
  18. 8300zx9

    8300zx9 Active Member

    Yeah and I have been refused name change many times! This should surely count??
  19. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

    You trying to Jinx me?
    (my targas are key locked too)
  20. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

    Cam (or are you the other guy :rofl: ) that big thread about name change also suggested a workaround.

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