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Alright, I hate the stock seatbelts of my car (1991 GT), so I wanna buy some aftermarket seats, put some nice racing harnesses on them, and rip out the stock motorized seatbelts. The problem is that all the racing harnesses I've seen hook up to the area where the back seats of a car are. I don't want to remove my back seats just so I can have better seatbelts. So does anyone know of any harnesses that would allow me to keep my back seats?
 

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if you perform... "favors" for some of the canadian guys they could possibly hook you up with a non automatic setup. it consists of the b pillar covers the belt assemblies and the headliner... i doubt they would hook you up with the headliner but whatever... then you can tell everyone they are cspec seat belts :) i personally like my automatic seat belts... 1 i have a 4 door and the yards are bulging at the seems with 4 doors so it wont be a problem to replace... and 2 i love being able to jump into my car an go without being worried about getting a click it ticket... i know i still need my lap belt but when do officers see that.

i personally dont like race harnesses unless you use them to, well race. i see those occationally around here on cars with getto tailights with the tires scrapeing the inner fenders cuz its so low. it is ghay to say the least... just figure out who you can sleep with to get a canadian set if you dislike yours.
 

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The 4/5 point harnesses are set up in 3 main ways on a 5 seater car.
The waist straps always go to the frame or seat bracket near the original spot. The shoulder straps go through the seat and either:
- To the floor and secured on the frame in a strong spot, near the seat bracket (or on it).
- To a bar run behind the seats, holding the back of the seat upright for strength, welded or bolted laterally from each side of the frame to the other.
- To the rear seat belt buckles. You will need a length of belt with a buckle matching the rear seat belts. Then HAVE A PROFESSIONAL fuse the 2 shoulder straps and the buckle together, so that it straps to the rear seat buckle.
 

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Why is it that EVERYONE thinks that all the Canadian Escorts came with the manual belts?? well THEY DIDNT!! mine came with auto belts I replaced for harnesses. so since mine is a 91 GT it's by chance that you will find some manual belts, you just have to look around!
 

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A note to anyone using racing harnesses- you cannot mount your harness to the floor behind the seat unless you use a harness bar bolted across the chassis at or above shoulder level! If you mount it straight to the floor, to the seat bracket, or at any level that is too low behind the seat, it will break your spine if you get in an accident. Just FYI in case some people didn't know.
 

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91sleeper said:
A note to anyone using racing harnesses- you cannot mount your harness to the floor behind the seat unless you use a harness bar bolted across the chassis at or above shoulder level! If you mount it straight to the floor, to the seat bracket, or at any level that is too low behind the seat, it will break your spine if you get in an accident. Just FYI in case some people didn't know.
what he said also you ever tried to look at your blind spot when you in a harness. its not going to work out so well. they are called racing harness for a reason cause you don't need to look at a blind spot when your racing!

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