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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-28-2018, 03:35 PM
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"64.5 had two styles of finish, same partial flipper buckle style, early one had a machined pattern on a bright buckle and had a clamp style anchors that went around a cast ring bolt to the floor, the later style/65 was the same buckle with a color matched coating and the standard chrome triangle and bolt anchor. 66 and 67 used the same color matched buckle with the center push button but 66 used the bright chrome triangle anchor at the floor while 67 use the small brushed chrome rounded rectangle anchor"

Thanks, If you are referring to the '64.5 Chrome "Snakeskin" Pattern, and that other Early '65 Deluxe belts just had painted covers, - Those are known as " '64.5 to Early '65 "Deluxe" Seatbelts. Some 1964 1/2 Half cars also got the Standard Plastic Clamshell Seatbelts as well. Did you know that I have quite a few Plastic Clamshell Mustang belts in my own collection dated 1964.

I knew all of that 30+ years ago already....although it may help enlighten those others here that don't know..

I wrote a thread a couple of years ago here in the archives somewhere detailing each...and it was a lengthy thread if I remember with lots of others contributing.. If you search the VMF archives, You'll probably find it.

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yes i knew about the plastic standard buckles that part of your original post was accurate so i didn't need to say anything. the deluxe belt description needed some clarification, i'm sure you detailed it all properly in the referred post so maybe a link to that would clear things up. We all have knowledge here but many others don't and things we take for granted knowing for 30 years are not readily apparent to others.
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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-28-2018, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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The buckle lid is black plastic
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That is a rear seatbelt since it has the vinyl boot on the floor mount.The floor mounts for the front are flat triangular shape in chrome.That belt mount is angled and not chromed. But the buckles are correct. Do you have others?
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I am going to pass. I am taking them all to the rebuilder next week.

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Anybody else have one?
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Do you need black? I've got my stock ones, but they are blue. All of the components (buckles, etc) are is good shape.
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... the seat belt material back then was rated for 18 years. It is way past safe any more.
Since this was from upthread, I don't think I'm hijacking: how do I determine the age of my webbing? Maybe it is original, maybe it was replaced 13 years ago, beats me. How do I know if re-webbing is required when visually it looks ok?

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Needs to be black.
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Mine is frozen within the buckle and no longer adjustable.
Is that all that's wrong with it? Too easy. Soak some Lime-Away toilet cleaner into it for maybe 15 minutes. Then rinse with hot water, and work the crossbar loose with a small screwdriver.

You should consider having them reconsidered at some point, however. 53-year-old seat belt webbing is probably not as safe as you need.

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I already tried by soaking overnite in Evaporust then putting the buckle in a vise and hammering the buckle.It would not break loose. I agree with the 50 year old webbing,but anything is better than no seatbelt.
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Who does seat belt restoration still? Dallas mustang use to do them for a reasonable price but i dont see the service listed on their website anymore.
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