Author Topic: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?  (Read 308 times)

chewie37

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Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« on: January 10, 2022, 03:37:15 PM »
For those of you running aftermarket seats in your cars, have you found anything to replace the triangle retainer from the stock seats?  I like the stock setup as they keep the belt from riding too far up on my neck.

Thanks!

Wallington

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Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 07:24:14 PM »
I guess it depends on the actual seat used, if they have any inbuilt headrest mounting location for a bracket or to secure to, after that it only needs to be a loop of sorts, off any number of similar seat setups. What seats are in yours?

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Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2022, 10:24:23 PM »
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chewie37

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Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2022, 02:11:08 PM »
I guess it depends on the actual seat used, if they have any inbuilt headrest mounting location for a bracket or to secure to, after that it only needs to be a loop of sorts, off any number of similar seat setups. What seats are in yours?

What's in there now are stock seats with the traditional triangle retainer.  But they may not stay.  Hence my question.  Given that everyone and their brother makes seats...what's out there, what have folks come up with... etc. 

As an example, there's a thread on here with some shots of Procar Rally's.  They look pretty darn good.  And then there's the seat belt right next to them, dangling away.  Which, for me, is going to bring the shoulder belt across my neck.  I can't be the only one with this challenge. :)

 

JJ 109

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Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2022, 03:36:24 PM »
Eliminated mine completely when I recovered the seats

Not ideal but looks cleaner and not broken.
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Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2022, 03:36:24 PM »

Gene-73

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Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2022, 10:15:17 PM »
I ran across this video awhile back. He has the same aftermarket seats that I have and utilizes a seat belt guide from a 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt or Pontiac G5. The headrest posts hold the guide in place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz7KqPAoVRc

I tried locating these guides at one point but couldn't find them anywhere. Although now that I've got the car on the road and am using the 3-point seat belts, I don't really find a need for the guide.
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Wallington

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Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2022, 01:08:26 AM »
Seat belt guides look cleaner than a clumsy belt hanging above the rear seat out of reach.

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Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2022, 12:22:00 PM »
Made these out of aluminum and fits hidden under the headrest.

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Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2022, 05:53:21 AM »
I ran across this video awhile back. He has the same aftermarket seats that I have and utilizes a seat belt guide from a 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt or Pontiac G5. The headrest posts hold the guide in place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz7KqPAoVRc

I tried locating these guides at one point but couldn't find them anywhere. Although now that I've got the car on the road and am using the 3-point seat belts, I don't really find a need for the guide.

These look like a good solution. Would've been nice to be able to 3d print these.
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chewie37

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Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2022, 04:05:53 PM »
I ran across this video awhile back. He has the same aftermarket seats that I have and utilizes a seat belt guide from a 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt or Pontiac G5. The headrest posts hold the guide in place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz7KqPAoVRc

I tried locating these guides at one point but couldn't find them anywhere. Although now that I've got the car on the road and am using the 3-point seat belts, I don't really find a need for the guide.

Those do look pretty slick.  Oh boy, down the rabbit hole I go....

tinpusher

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Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2022, 07:20:30 PM »
I will probably get them powder coated in the near future, rattle can paint can only take so much abuse.

Re: Alternatives for the seat belt 'triangle' retainer?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2022, 07:20:30 PM »
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