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Have been thinking about it for a while, but after seeing that video Mercury Comet crash, you know the one, and the guys mouth after he hit the dash, I figured it was time. I didn't think I'd like it, but I gotta tell you, feels so much more secure with that shoulder belt. Keeps you in place in a good driving position. And the belt retracts, instead of getting shut in the door like the lap belt did. Not concours or original or anything, but improves the car for cruising so I'm happy I did it. We spend a lot on power disc brakes and upgraded steering and suspension for safety, and sometimes forget the simple and effective.
 

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The difference is engineering and testing. One got it, one didn't. The difference in the two pics is enough to scare me from it. Just the way the seat belt lays on the side of the seat.
The mounting point does look low from the picture. But when im in the seat, the belt comes up and over my shoulder nicely, and the belt lays across my chest like it should. Im definitely no expert, but it feels like it sits right to hold me in place properly.
Im about 5' 10". Im guessing if youre much over 6', it might not work as well. But then again, a lot of things in the 60's probably werent built for someone with some height either.
 

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