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I ordered a set of generic rear belts for my recently purchased '65 convertible. It did not come from the factory with belts, nor is there any support metal underneath the car for the belts to bolt into. I thought I would just match the bolt hole locations on my '68. I purchased some large washers for the underside of the car where the nut goes, but is this enough? I don't want the nut and washer to pull up through the floor pan in the event of a wreck.

'68 Coupe, Modified 289 w/ Holley blower
'65 Convertible (future 66 Shelby GT350 clone)
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Yes. There is a fairly substantial piece of steel welded on the underside. A large washer just isn't gonna cut it, safety-wise.

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Give KAR Auto Group a call. I asked them about doing this to my 64 1/2 convert not to long ago and at that time had just did it on another customer's car. I ended up no doing it before I sold it, but I'm sure they can help you. I can't remember exactly what they were going to do, but I think it was welding in a reinforcement plate. Check out their website at: http://www.karmustang.com/

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I haven't looked, but does this mean that my May 65 built fastback doesn't have bosses or something for rear belts??

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