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    rules for seat belts?

    my 70 dodge challenger came with fixed shoulder belts that attached to the main belt on the tunnel end latch. If i add after markets with a retractable shoulder belt will i loss points?

    Also will after market belts in a car that originally had belts create a points loss?
    1966 Chrysler Newport 2dr ht, 383 Automatic
    1966 Ford Mustang coupe, 200 L6 Automatic
    1968 Chrysler 300, convertible, 440 automatic
    1970 Dodge Challenger R/T , 440 Automatic
    1973 Dodge Dart Swinger, 318 Automatic
    1974 Plymouth Cuda, 360 Automatic
    1991 Chrysler Lebaron, convertible, 3.0L automatic
    1994 Ford Taurus SHO., 3.2L Automatic
    2001 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, 4.6L atomatic
    2006 Ford Mustang Coupe, 4.0L Automatic
    1977 Buick Electra Limited,403 automatic

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    Senior Member sambarn's Avatar
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    Re: rules for seat belts?

    Simple answer - yes. Judging is done to original factory specs, any other is a loss of points.

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    Re: rules for seat belts?

    Just to expand on Sam's answer...

    The addition of seat belts in a car that did not have them originally would be accepted as a safety item as long as they are installed in a neat manner with good workmanship. The replacement of original seat belts with aftermarket seat belts of a non-authentic design, would potentially be subject to a deduction.
    Matthew C. Hinson
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    Re: rules for seat belts?

    Here is the actual rule from the 2013 Official Judging Guidelines. Located near the top of page 22.



    15. Seat belts and child restraints will be accepted if neatly installed.

    "Period correct", or as close as you can get, is always the best choice rather than obvious aftermarket items that stick out like a sore thumb.

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