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DangerNoodle 06-04-2019 06:39 AM

How to remove front seat belts?
 
The seat belts were manageable with the stock "lazy boy" seats that the GTO came with. (I'm only 5'8".)

I installed Braum Seats which feel great but the seat belt now rests against my neck. :nonono:

I bought the Braum Seat Belt guides, but since they are made of only leather with no reinforcement the leather stretched and is doing nothing so the seatbelt rests against my neck again. :banghead:

I would like to route the stock front seat belt through the hole in the Braum seat, but I'd like to know how to remove the seatbelts "properly" before I go diving into this project. Or does anyone have a better alternative than removing the seat belt to run it through the seat then reinstall.

Yes, ultimate fix would be to be taller, trust me, I've been trying.

https://i.imgur.com/NG0CFDi.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/drJVu1H.jpg

superchargedgp 06-11-2019 07:22 PM

Link to the seats?

DangerNoodle 06-12-2019 05:15 AM

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Originally Posted by superchargedgp (Post 21585925)
Link to the seats?

https://www.braumracing.com/universal-racing-seats/

Got them during a black friday sale and saved $300.00.

I haven't bothered tackling the seatbelt issue just yet, got too many other things to complete.

Nothubertjfarnsworth 06-12-2019 07:10 AM

you need to take off the b pillar covers and the backseat side panels, as well as unbolt them from where they attach to the bottom by the rocker panel. that just has a little rubber cover that pops off and wala, the bolt and the bushing are exposed. don't lose that little bushing. as for the buckles/pretensioners, they come off the seats with an inverse torx bit i think.

Nothubertjfarnsworth 06-12-2019 07:13 AM

i think i might get braums for my 04. dey look nice.

SilverBullet19 06-12-2019 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Nothubertjfarnsworth (Post 21585991)
i think i might get braums for my 04. dey look nice.

I often debate doing it, since I desperately need them reupholstered anyway. I do like having power adjustable seats though.

Sacrifice 06-12-2019 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Nothubertjfarnsworth (Post 21585989)
you need to take off the b pillar covers and the backseat side panels, as well as unbolt them from where they attach to the bottom by the rocker panel. that just has a little rubber cover that pops off and wala, the bolt and the bushing are exposed. don't lose that little bushing. as for the buckles/pretensioners, they come off the seats with an inverse torx bit i think.

E-torx (external torx)
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Originally Posted by SilverBullet19 (Post 21586201)
I often debate doing it, since I desperately need them reupholstered anyway. I do like having power adjustable seats though.

These seats are so damn slow though

kurazy kracka 06-12-2019 08:38 PM

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I love how low they are, OEM sat way too high.
I've never noticed the seat belt being too high on my neck. you have adjusted the seatbelt height on the pillar right?

DangerNoodle 06-13-2019 05:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nothubertjfarnsworth (Post 21585989)
you need to take off the b pillar covers and the backseat side panels, as well as unbolt them from where they attach to the bottom by the rocker panel. that just has a little rubber cover that pops off and wala, the bolt and the bushing are exposed. don't lose that little bushing. as for the buckles/pretensioners, they come off the seats with an inverse torx bit i think.

:thumbs: Thank you.

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Originally Posted by SilverBullet19 (Post 21586201)
I often debate doing it, since I desperately need them reupholstered anyway. I do like having power adjustable seats though.

I prefer the manual method with locking notches, now I can get my seat in the exact same spot every time I adjust it. (And I don't have to wait an eternity for the seat to move.

OEM seats = 65 lbs
Braum seats are 25 lbs (not including the mounting bracket)

Comfy, look good, weight savings, & cures my OCD for my seating position;
Worth it.

Sacrifice 06-13-2019 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by DangerNoodle (Post 21586249)

I prefer the manual method with locking notches, now I can get my seat in the exact same spot every time I adjust it. (And I don't have to wait an eternity for the seat to move.

OEM seats = 65 lbs
Braum seats are 25 lbs (not including the mounting bracket)

Comfy, look good, weight savings, & cures my OCD for my seating position;
Worth it.

I want. Stock seats suck "lazy boy" truly is how i would explain them


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