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floydismydog



Joined: 17 Sep 2010
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Location: Vay, ID

PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Seat Belts Reply with quote

Hi Everyone! Smile I have a '70 bay window. What exactly do I need for seatbelts to be legal in the state of Washington? Thanks.
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Troy Hobbs



Joined: 05 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject: Seat Belts Reply with quote

lap belts are enough to be legal
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sandals



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Posts: 401
Location: Sandpoint, I Don't Know

PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lap belts will be legal, but three point belts are better. If you can find the fronts from a Vanagon, you can install them (with some custom brackets) and have nice retracting shoulder belts. That's the plan with my 70.
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hubcapt



Joined: 25 Sep 2009
Posts: 660

PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know about the 1968 seat belt law, is it pre 65 don't need lap belts but post 65s do?
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sandals



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
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Location: Sandpoint, I Don't Know

PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the cutoff is August of 67. It's a federal law. If your car was built after that, it needs seat belts. Not sure if/when there is a differentiation between lap belts and shoulder belts.
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