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did 72's come with seatbelts?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dysphemism, May 20, 2003.

  1. dysphemism

    dysphemism 1/2 ton status

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    did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    I want to put some seatbelts in my 72, but untill I do, is it legal to not have them? The p.o. of my truck said it was exempt, but want to make sure.
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    Yes the 72's came with seat belt's only, no shoulder belt's till I think 73'.
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

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    no shoulder belt's till I think 73'.

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    76 i believe, my 75 doesn't, but my dads 77 did.
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    Correct on the '76 (I'm impressed Jeff!)
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    Its big time not legal here in Texas -- we are actually in the middle of a click-it or ticket campaign -- seat belts not buckled = a fine up to $200.00 --- ouch.

    You can bolt in almost any chevy (other brands or after market work too) seat belts. I had made some "L" shaped extenders out of 1/4" X 2" strap metal --- bolted these to the floor and belts to these. Since this I have located and installed a set of '72 truck belts. Any belts you use are going to fade in the sun if your are a topless driver.
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

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    Correct on the '76 (I'm impressed Jeff!)

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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    As far as the click it or ticket thing goes, many states exclude lap belts. There have been enough studies that show lap belts put you at more risk of serious spinal injury than no seat belt at all. I know when Louisiana first implemented its seat belt laws, vehicles factory equiped with only lap belts were exempt, unless the owner upgraded to 3 point or better restraints.
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    Did all 72's come with seatbelts? Mine has some mopar belts that the prevous owner obviously added.
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    yes...seatbelts were manditory starting in early to mid 60's
     
  10. Blazer1970

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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    Lap belts became mandatory for the 1968 model year.
     
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    i was close, at least i had it in the correct decade /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  12. 69K5

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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    johnspledge is right /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif for louisiana. but as soon as i get my cage in i am putting 3 points. i think the road with no top on is worse than no seatbelt anyday. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    nathan
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    I bought the cheap-o lap belts from JC Whitney when I bought my truck. The previous owner didn't have seat belts or side mirrors so I couldn't drive it until I got them installed.

    There are usually a few pairs of truck seat belts on ebay at any given time.
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    Ya I figured 1972 was a little late to still be exempt from the seatbelt law. It really made me think of it because I saw a huge pile-up on the way to school yesterday, probably 12 or more cars. It looked awful, jogged my memory to get some belts. If I were to get some modern belts, like what would come in a new truck, would it be hard to install them?
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    I've got a set that I took out of my 72, i put 3points in...
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    s-10 belts would work, etc. the threaded bolt hole needed for optional shoulder belts is above your head on both cab corners in the pickups at least
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    trucks did not have to have seat belt till 73 cars had them starting in 67, so if you have a truck plate you may get away with not haveing the belts, but with car plate you will lose, I went though this about 4 years back when I moved my 72 from Central MO to Kansas City, The HP was cool with it but I had a few talks with a KC judge about it. I finaly change the plate from a car to truck end of story. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    im the double wall top of my blazer there is a threaded hole. i think a 3 point would screw into esy but id ont ride with the top on.

    nathan
     
  19. ChrisM72beast

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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

    It's especially not hard to install if you have a roll bar inside. All you have to do is a bit of drilling and your there. Adding a three point to your hard top is o.k....if you don't take off the top ever.
     
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    Re: did 72\'s come with seatbelts?

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    trucks did not have to have seat belt till 73

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    Yeah I thought so.
     

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