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Old 06-09-2015, 11:07 PM
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Hi guys just a quick question, we are just about to order all our parts to restore our 67RS, this has probably been covered but I don't have time to search through all the threads, I'm wondering will the single lap belts pass nsw blue slip and rego? Or do we now have to have upgraded lap/sash belts? Retractable? Also do I need child restraint points in the rear parcel shelf? Anyone in nsw know the current rules? Or should I just go talk to the engineer? Cheers for any advice
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:30 AM
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Anyone in nsw know the current rules? Or should I just go talk to the engineer? Cheers for any advice
From what I hear; at the time I did mine; if your car has no modifications (bigger brakes, engine, etc.) you can get away with lap belts and there's no need for child restraints but best check it out with whoever is inspecting your car.

I highly recommend you get lap/sash belts. You can talk to Geoff from All Vehicle Restraints to get the latest info; here's the work he did on my car; from post #60

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Old 07-09-2015, 11:37 AM
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When I got mine blue slipped and rego'd 18 months ago I only had the lap belts in and it went through without any issue.
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this has probably been covered but I don't have time to search through all the threads, I'm wondering will the single lap belts pass nsw blue slip and rego?
seriously, you need to make time to read and understand the regulations, and more importantly, to discuss it with whoever you are going to rely on to get your car blue-slipped.
No offence to any members here who have sincerely offered their thoughts on rego compliance in earlier threads, but there's a lot of misinformation spread around because people repeat either:
- what their mate told them
- what they read on a forum
- what someone in another state thinks you should have to do, because that's what he had to.
Forging ahead and asking opinions without researching is a quick way to spending a lot of money making things right later on.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:19 PM
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Lap belts are fine for:

Front seats: vehicles with a build date before Jan 1, 1969.

Rear seats: vehicles with a build date before Jan 1, 1971.

If your factory seat-belt anchor points have been modified in any way - to fit aftermarket lap/sash, or child restraint seat, etc - then you will need lap/sash belts installed everywhere, regardless of build date, and those mods will need to be engineer approved. This belts will also need to be ADR approved. US belts do not comply.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:28 PM
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Hi guys just a quick question, we are just about to order all our parts to restore our 67RS, this has probably been covered but I don't have time to search through all the threads, I'm wondering will the single lap belts pass nsw blue slip and rego? Or do we now have to have upgraded lap/sash belts? Retractable? Also do I need child restraint points in the rear parcel shelf? Anyone in nsw know the current rules? Or should I just go talk to the engineer? Cheers for any advice
Whatever Fords and Holdens had in '67 will be fine in your car.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:22 PM
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Whatever Fords and Holdens had in '67 will be fine in your car.
Ok, if the car is 'standard', whatever Fords and Holdens had in '67 will be fine...
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Blue slipped my 67 firebird with 4 x lap only belts a fortnight ago in NSW. No questions even though I reckon they are a bit too faded. Car is not modified except 15" wheels.


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Old 07-09-2015, 10:34 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys, I rang an engineer and he said lap/sash in front and lap in the rear, preferable to have lap/sash on each side in the back but it's not a requirement, also have to have ADR tags on the belts
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:47 AM
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You should first go see your blue slip mechanic; you may not need an engineer, he may pass the car so don't give yourself extra headaches.

Sometimes blue slip mechanics disagree on things so you could even go for a second opinion. As noted above; many cars have passed with lap belts in the front.

Personally, I'd get lap/sash for the front at least; it's peace of mind; you don't want to slam your head into the wheel during an accident. You can get lap/sash after it's registered, that way you get to drive to the installer legally ... and hopefully not have an accident on the way.

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Yeah we looked into it and already bought a pair of lap/sash for the front from a place in Melbourne, I had to speak to the engineer anyway because im changing to 4 wheel disc brakes and bigger wheels

I'm near Blacktown
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4 wheel disc brakes and bigger wheels
You'll definitely need front lap/sash as a minimum.

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I'm near Blacktown
If the belts aren't a simple bolt on, you can see Geoff to install them, he's in Illawong and provides RTA cert/invoice.

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Old 08-09-2015, 02:52 PM
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Yeah we looked into it and already bought a pair of lap/sash for the front from a place in Melbourne, I had to speak to the engineer anyway because im changing to 4 wheel disc brakes and bigger wheels

I'm near Blacktown
Where'd you purchase them from out of interest?
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bought them from muscle car store, they get the ones from the states that are ADR approved, at $700pr its not cheap
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I would get new belts just because it is better for you to have them.

The car is fine without.

I have spoken to engineers about it.

It is similar to the whole "Are D.O.T approved tires street legal on australian roads"

Well they are if the car is old enough.
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