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WildBillyT

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Seat belt color question for a 723 interior, 11C build.
« on: August 01, 2006, 04:28:55 PM »
I was over on Camaros.net and somebody brought up the fact that the seat belts of a code 723 interior should have been dark green in late '68. My original belts (with proper 11/68 date code) are black even though I've got the 723 dark green interior.

Is there a reason why my belts would be black instead of dark green? Or is it just a deviation from the norm at the factory?

JohnZ

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Re: Seat belt color question for a 723 interior, 11C build.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006, 05:15:55 PM »
All standard seat belts were black, regardless of interior color; they were still black with the deluxe (Z87) interior too. Deluxe belts matched the interior color, but they were a stand-alone option, not tied to any other option, and had to be ordered separately.
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Re: Seat belt color question for a 723 interior, 11C build.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006, 05:50:31 PM »
John,

Thanks for the reply.

I know that black is the standard seat belt color, but when I looked here:

http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#InteriorColors

under 1969, footnote 'e' states that the standard seat belts are green.

Am I reading this wrong?

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Re: Seat belt color question for a 723 interior, 11C build.
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2006, 04:18:07 PM »
I forgot about the green-to-black change in December/January for standard belts; if yours has green belts that appear to be original, your car may represent an earlier data point for the changeover than we've observed to date.
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Re: Seat belt color question for a 723 interior, 11C build.
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2006, 06:16:23 PM »
I will dig them out when I get home today to be sure of the color and then I'll post some pics of everything.

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Re: Seat belt color question for a 723 interior, 11C build.
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006, 12:27:19 AM »
John,

Here are my findings:



They certainly look black to me. I soaked them in soapy water for days making sure that all the dirt came off.

I know that this particular belt is original to the car because I was the one breaking sockets trying to remove it from the car :D.

Your thoughts?

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Re: Seat belt color question for a 723 interior, 11C build.
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006, 06:26:06 AM »
My thoughts:
We need to update that note and I need to finish my seatbelt article.

Your belts are original and black.

Most 723 std belts were black.
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