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Old 03-12-2012, 03:22 PM
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Australian Compliant Seat Belts - GM, Ford & Mopar

Hi All

For a number of years I've been using a Morris Classic Concepts (US company) 3-point retractable seat belt set in my 69 Firebird, as it’s a lot safer and easier to use than the original setup. When having a roadworthy test recently it was confirmed the belts are not AS 2596 compliant (wasn't surprised) and won’t get through a legitimate roadworthy test.

Since then I've done a fair bit of digging around to find a decent, safe and compliant set of belts for my 69 Firebird, all the time wishing I could just use the Morris kit and also their recently released 3-point retractable rear seat kit as well . There are a lot of options available but they are all essentially one-off custom jobs. Typically time consuming and often expensive to get sorted out, particularly a rear 3-point retractable kit.

More in hope than anything I contacted Morris Classic Concepts and asked what the chances were of them producing their kits with Australian compliant belts. The answer is they hope to have their kits available with Australian compliant belts from February 2013.

Having installed their front and rear seat kits for 67-69 Camaro/Firebird fitment is very easy with everything you need is provided. The only modification for the first gen kit is a drill hole in the rear parcel shelf for the sash belt. All other anchor points are factory.

They not only make 3-point retractable kits (front and rear) for first gen F-body. Their kits cover the following models.

’67-92 Firebird & Camaro
’66-73 Chevelle, Nova & El Camino
’67-72 Chev Truck
’66-73 GTO
’66-82 Corvette
’68-73 Mustang
’68-73 Barracuda
’70-73 Challenger
’68-72 GTX & Road Runner
’70-73 Duster

Check out their website (www.morrisclassicconcepts.com) for further details.
If you are interested in a safe, hassle free and compliant seat belt upgrade for your car get in touch with Billy Morris at Morris Classic Concepts on the email below.

morrisclassic@bellsouth.net

Safe motoring

Jason
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:05 PM
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Having installed their front and rear seat kits for 67-69 Camaro/Firebird fitment is very easy with everything you need is provided. The only modification for the first gen kit is a drill hole in the rear parcel shelf for the sash belt. All other anchor points are factory.
Look like pretty good kits.. It's about time as I'm tired of seeing kits that require holes drilled in locations that were never meant to be anchor points and can't stand those modern plastic latches with the orange buttons in old classic cars.
There are factory anchor points in the rear shelf of 67-69 F-bodies.. Are they not suitable with these kits?

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Old 04-12-2012, 04:52 PM
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The rear parcel shelf is pretty thin and any engineer will want a bracket to strengthen the anchor point.

The Morris kits come with a pre-cut, drilled and bent bracket (think it is 3mm plate)that bolts to the underside of the parcel shelf (shaped to contour of shelf) and inner wheel housing support.

The bracket uses existing holes in the parcel shelf and wheel housing support for positioning. The hole to be drilled is to position the inertia reel above the parcel shelf and you use the pre-drilled hole in the bracket as a guide.
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Old 28-03-2013, 08:31 AM
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Australian compliant belt kits now available

Hi All

Update on kits from Billy at Morris Classic Concepts below.

Jason,

Good News we now have the 3 points for all of the car lines mentioned that are Australia Compliant.
They must have a red release button.
Ready to Ship to Everyone there. Spread the Word.
If you know of any businesses that would like to be a vendor for our parts, Please let us know. Send me your number and I will call.
Thank You, Billy

Morris Classic Concepts 864-987-0032, EST.
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Old 28-03-2013, 09:41 AM
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Whilst I'm not advocating that you drive your car without seat belts, if you car was built before January 1969, seat belts aren't required.

Does that mean if you removed your seat belts, could you turn up for and pass a roadworthy inspection?

http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roa...Analysis_4.pdf

see page 19.

This one's easier.

http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roa...ign/pdf/04.pdf
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