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My belts are 3 point, lap-sash type and very tired and probably unsafe. One of the buckles is original and other metal bodied, but different. I normally would like original buckles but these seem unavailable these days. If I go for new Australian-compliant belts (static/lap-sash) does anyone have any recommendations of suppliers?

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Merv
 

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Sorry, obviously this is the wrong Forum for such questions. I like to use Australian forums as much as possible normally for my cars.
 

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Thanks for your reply ossodiseppia. That is a thought. If the 'original' belts are not fitted to the car we need to get ones that are new and compliant with Australian Design Standards. I have bought some now. However if I could find some original clasps and buckles I could have them made up to be compliant.
 

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Could be ... I like you, suspect that they earlier ones had a clip underneath.
 

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My (ex) 65 GT had the airline-style clasps fitted. I liked those.
My current 67 GTV has the push-button release jobbies, similar to the photo Osso provided. I like them less. Love to swap back, but they were probably deemed too easy to accidentally unclasp.
I would bet at least two dollars that seatbelt fitting was organised by the importer or dealer over here, and probably elsewhere in the planet, per the local rules.
For example, my GTV seatbelts have an AS (Australian Standards) emblem, which wouldn’t have come from the Alfa factory. And I don’t recall two point belts in OZ at all, except for centre rear seat positions, but you see them in the US regularly.
Different rules, different solutions, applied locally.
 

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I bit the bullet and bought some 3-point, Australian Standards-approved belts in red with new buckles and clasps.
 
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