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Username Post: Rear Seat Belts        (Topic#357006)
hdcolo 
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06-28-19 02:13 PM - Post#2769449    

. . Good morning, , Finished the hydraulic cylinder repairs for my top and decided this would be a good time to install the rear seat belts I bought five years ago. . I was expecting to see hard mounts on the floor but nothing to mount the seat belts to. . I don't have a problem drilling and putting a plate on the back side. . Just curious if there is a preferred spot to install them. .

. . '65 Impala SS Convertible



 
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06-28-19 02:53 PM - Post#2769455    
    In response to hdcolo

Working from memory, which isn't as good as it used to be, I believe there are "dimples" where the holes were meant to be drilled. Make sure you use Grade 8 hardware since lower grade hardware won't handle the stress of a collision.

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Gaspains 
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06-28-19 04:13 PM - Post#2769465    
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The accessory install manual in the reference section has good instructions. Including proper use. 😀

Kevin
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Regal Red with Black Interior
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427SS65 
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06-28-19 04:57 PM - Post#2769471    
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You would think I would have remembered that, since I was the one who posted it!

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hdcolo 
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06-30-19 03:56 PM - Post#2769598    
    In response to 427SS65

. . Found them, Thank you. . They were hard to spot, more like pimples than dimples. . Noticed square pads formed in the floor pan and then spotted the little tiny "dimples" in the center of each. .



 
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06-30-19 04:36 PM - Post#2769601    
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Glad you found them!

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jktucker92 
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07-03-19 07:32 AM - Post#2769814    
    In response to 427SS65

More important than using high strength bolts is to use at least a thick, large washer to prevent the nut from ripping through the sheet metal in a collision. Here's some photos of what the stock pieces look like. They're spot welded to the floor.
Attached are some photos of the sheet metal I just replaced. The new floors came with the seat belt attachments already welded in, so if you want the correct attachment nuts, I'd ship them to you for the price of postage.

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