Racing style lap belts? Where to purchase

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Racing style lap belts? Where to purchase

#1 Post by Rio Caraeff » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:57 pm

Hi, does anyone know where I can source this type of racing style lap belts for my 356A? Pic of Rod Emory's interior below. Thank you in advance! Rio
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#2 Post by EricMcKinley » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:49 pm

Rio,
I would imagine if you dropped Rod an email explaining what you are looking for he would point you in the right direction.

Here is an alternative, from a company in the UK called corbeau.
I got these made with backing pad material to match the interior.
Not what your looking for however you never know.
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#3 Post by Rio Caraeff » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:00 pm

Thanks, good idea! I did some googling but could not quite find the right ones and I should have just emailed him from the beginning but somehow didn't think of that.

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#4 Post by Steve Douglas » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:43 am

I got mine from Jegs Racing Supply, on-line for $98 each. http://www.jegs.com/i/Deist-Safety/303/ ... Id=3003752

Deist Safety has a great listing of their seat belts/harnesses. You do have to pay attention to the mounting and lengths that you need, depends upon models and seat type of 356.

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#5 Post by Rio Caraeff » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:12 am

I spoke to Rod and these are the ones he uses:

http://www.sierramadrecollection.com/DE ... 21901.html

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#6 Post by Martin Benade » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:11 pm

I hope those are just for show. If you drive it shoulder belts are a must!

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#7 Post by Dennis ODonnell » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:21 pm

Hooker Harness will custom make those aircraft style belts for you reasonably. Summit Racing has off-the-shelf stuff.

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#8 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:25 pm

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#9 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:42 pm

And Eric failed to mention he also had the production date of his car put on the porsche label and had the factory sew it on his belts. Very personal and cool.
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#10 Post by Greg Scallon » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:35 am

Hello Rio,
I got my belts from Jim B. at EASY. I did a write-up on their installation awhile ago. Here's the link.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10359

Maybe you'll find some interesting tidbit in there that helps you with your install.

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#11 Post by jim nelson » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:26 am

Depends on whether you are looking for a specific brand, I'd guess. These folks have a pretty good variety:
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/advca ... ID=HARNESS

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#12 Post by Conrad Carter » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:20 pm

Eric,
I love your lap belt with extra padding and Porsche label. How does one go about duplicating it?
Conrad

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#13 Post by Cory Evens » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:37 am

These guys do the Porsche label and date of car custom for you. Looks like Deist type belts http://vintageseatbelts.com/products/vi ... p-lap-belt

They also have stock looking belts. http://vintageseatbelts.com/products/vi ... -lap-belts

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#14 Post by EricMcKinley » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:25 am

Conrad,

I do apologise for not getting back to you on this, I just came across your question.

I shall dig out the details of the person I got them off and get back to you.

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#15 Post by Ric Tiplady » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:59 pm

Pretty easy: Go to an Army surplus store and go to the B-24 Liberator section. If not there, go to the B-17 Fortress section. Road tested at 303 mph.
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