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seat belt question

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 72blazer4x4, May 5, 2001.

  1. 72blazer4x4

    72blazer4x4 Registered Member

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    do i need to have shoulder/lap seat belts if i take my doors off, or can i just use my lap seat belts legally?

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    check your local laws but you should be fine with just the lap belt

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    Here's another question.What will driving around without the doors and top do.Don't the doors play a major supporting roll (literally) when the top is off?

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    better question is what about your mirrors? if you remove doors you have no side mirrors and i know at least in california its illeagal to drive without at least two of your mirrors. if mirrors arent a problem i dont think a seat belts will be either.
     
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    The doors don't support the body. They're too weak (look inside - no framing, no impact bars, no nothing!). The rocker boxes support the body when the top's off, but they're marginal at the job. A properly-designed roll cage would be a better bet for supporting the body correctly.
     
  6. 72blazer4x4

    72blazer4x4 Registered Member

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    i have a nice double tube roll bar which i think will do pretty good in a roll over. i was going to relocate the mirrors like how jeeps have them by the windshield. i just didnt want to get pulled over for not having proper seat belts if i happened to be driving from lets say a camp site to a trail.

    jeremy
     
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    As was said before, check your local laws and regulations. It might be legal (also might not be - I know it ain't in the town in which I live), but removing the doors is kind of dangerous, as it gives you a rather large opening through which your arms and even torso can protrude in a wreck. There's a good reason we put window nets in full-bodied race cars.
     

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