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Old 01-18-2018, 05:01 PM
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Front seat belt retractor plastic covers

I'm redoing my seat belts and need a pair of the plastic covers for front retractors. The long ones that hold the buckle up so the passenger can grab them. I have not seen any repos and haven't seen a good pair in the wrecking yards. Anybody have a decent set in maroon color?

Mine are cracked down the sides. I suppose they could be 3D printed, but that would be pricey!

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Old 01-18-2018, 06:57 PM
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Ref. Seat belt retractors on my 75 F-150. They no longer retract. No clue how to open them up and repair them.
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So your 73 has 3 pt shoulder belts? Did you add that? You mean these right? PM sent...maroon you ask.

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Old 01-18-2018, 11:49 PM
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No those are not the correct covers. My old ones are tucked away I'll try to pull them out for photos. But details: 1973 F100 standard cab. Bench seat, lap belts only.
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Oh ok I got ya now, lap belts reel cover down on the floor. Checking my 76 parts truck this afternoon.
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:26 AM
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Are these what you are talking about? Bottom of the page.

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It doesn't look like they have maroon but I suppose you could always paint them to match.
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Neat. The sleeves in my 75 F-150 are fine. The retractors don't retract. Has anyone
removed the sleeves?
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:42 AM
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I think you're talking about the covers that snap down over the retractor and keep the clasp part of the seat standing up to make it easy to reach. Can the covers you have now be repaired with some epoxy for plastic or are they completely broken? Most of the covers I see in trucks at the JY are pretty trashed. I may have a couple that are useable but I'll have to dig to find them. They won't be maroon, that much I know.
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The sleeves...covers on the outer seat belts are black to match the entire interior.
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So your 73 has 3 pt shoulder belts? Did you add that?
1967/75 F100/350: Lap seat belts were standard equipment, shoulder straps were optional.

Regular Cabs: On the upper right and left corners of the cab are rubber plugs. The optional shoulder straps attach here once the plugs are removed, and...

With shoulder straps, the lap seat belts have two buckles, one for the tongue of the lap belt, one for the tongue of the shoulder strap.

The retractors on the outside of the seats are the same for both, but the covers were only sold with the complete seat belt.
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So far, so good. The stand up covers are fine. How can they be removed to repair or
replace the retractor? When I unbuckle, I slide the outer end under my butt as I
slide off the seat.
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So far, so good. The stand up covers are fine. How can they be removed to repair or replace the retractor?
No parts are available to repair the retractor, because Ford never sold the parts by themselves. You had to buy the entire seat belt.

See post #10.
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:28 PM
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No clue where post 10 is. Does someone have a spare pair ?
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Quoted from Post #10: 1967/75 F100/350: Lap seat belts were standard equipment, shoulder straps were optional.

Regular Cabs: On the upper right and left corners of the cab are rubber plugs. The optional shoulder straps attach here once the plugs are removed, and...

With shoulder straps, the lap seat belts have two buckles, one for the tongue of the lap belt, one for the tongue of the shoulder strap.

The retractors on the outside of the seats are the same for both, but the covers were only sold with the complete seat belt.
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No clue where post #10 is.
Geez Louise! Where would you assume it would be, since it's related to this thread?
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John each post or reply in this thread (and every thread for that fact) has a reply #, 1 , 2, 3, ect... the reply above this one is #14.

So if he refers you to a post # just look right and go back to find it.

So you need the short cover over just the retractor and not the long cover right?
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