Seatbelt Installation

Fitting lap-type seat belts for the front seat of an Amphicar is usually a snap: there are normally already two pairs of metal eyelets mounted on the floor, just behind the seat. So, all you have to do is get a pair of seatbelts like these from a joint like J.C. Whitney, attach them to the eyelets with a U-bolt or some other fastener, and you're good to go. 

Of course, those rear seat belts are a bit more of a challenge.  What follows are just some photos so you can get a good clear look at one owner's elegant solution that even includes a handy storage bin.  Thanks to Paul Lalewicz for the pics!

Paul added the following helpful supplier contact info in May 2004:  "The company I bought my seat belt webbing from is TN WEBBING PRODUCTS COMPANY of Knoxville, TN at 1-800-390-4894...Very nice people to deal with, will sell you any amount, in any color, at reasonable prices."

Another webpage with some pretty clear photos and descriptions of a similar rear seat belt and cabinet installation can be found on David Chapman's website here.  And, of course, there's a lot of other tips and info on the topic to be found in the Amphicar-Lovers List Archives here and here.

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Last updated May 07, 2013