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Old 12-08-2010, 09:31 AM   #1
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Default !!!Aftermarket Seatbelts My Bad Experience with RETROBELT USA (AKA TRUBELT)!!!

If you are in the market, please read about my bad experience with this vendor.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=538804
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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If you are in the market, please read about my bad experience with this vendor.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=538804
Thanks for the post on aftermarket seatbelts since I am in the market now trying to find a good set. Having read all of your HAMB posts as well, have you possibly located a good source, and if so, would you share that info with all of us here, or maybe send me a PM? Thank you!
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the post on aftermarket seatbelts since I am in the market now trying to find a good set. Having read all of your HAMB posts as well, have you possibly located a good source, and if so, would you share that info with all of us here, or maybe send me a PM? Thank you!
I haven't replaced them yet, but a friend of mine with a 55 chevy used a set from Danchuk and is happy with them. I called and talked to their customer service and they were friendly and they are more or less a universal part made in the USA.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:30 PM   #4
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This was mentioned on the HAMB but I wanted to add my endorsement of Juliano's Hot Rod Parts, Ellington, CT. They are really great people to do business with and have excellent products at competitive prices. Their catalog also has complete instructions and pictures on installing a 3-pt system in a 50 Ford. I've had their seat belts in my 50s for 10 years and am very happy with them.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:20 PM   #5
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If you are in the market, please read about my bad experience with this vendor.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=538804
It is your choice if you want to trust your's and your passenger's life to Chinese junk.

I use Simpson or Diest. They will tell you any of the engineering specs if you ask. THE MAIN THING IS, THEY ARE MADE IN THE USA.

Get your wallet out and buy the best.
We don't want to read about you in the obits.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:02 PM   #6
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I also endorse Julianno's Good people and a quality product.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:09 PM   #7
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It is your choice if you want to trust your's and your passenger's life to Chinese junk.

I use Simpson or Diest. They will tell you any of the engineering specs if you ask. THE MAIN THING IS, THEY ARE MADE IN THE USA.

Get your wallet out and buy the best.
We don't want to read about you in the obits.
I don't want to get this deleted being political, but I was buying from a company named Retrobelt USA. I thought they were made in the USA. And before you say it, yes I could have asked ahead of time.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:59 PM   #8
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I use genuine junkyard parts. The 3 point seat belts in Henrietta the '38 Ford pickup came out of a '70s Chevy pickup. Price was right (free) as a friend was junking out a full-size Chevy pickup that was rusted to pieces. They were easy to adapt to my truck.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:10 PM   #9
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I use genuine junkyard parts. The 3 point seat belts in Henrietta the '38 Ford pickup came out of a '70s Chevy pickup. Price was right (free) as a friend was junking out a full-size Chevy pickup that was rusted to pieces. They were easy to adapt to my truck.
No offense, but like I said on the HAMB, I'll buy used trim or a used intake, but not seatbelts. I have a 2 year old in a carseat that I want to be safe. Some used belts may be fine, but some may not. I know you might say the same for new belts, but I feel I am doing my best with new ones.
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