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seat belts in your hot rod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J Man, Nov 11, 2008.

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Do you have seat belts in your old car?

Poll closed Jan 10, 2009.
  1. Yes

    230 vote(s)
    65.2%
  2. No

    40 vote(s)
    11.3%
  3. Some of them

    23 vote(s)
    6.5%
  4. I will but have not yet

    55 vote(s)
    15.6%
  5. They were there when I bought the car

    5 vote(s)
    1.4%
  1. Rudebaker
    Joined: Sep 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,597

    Rudebaker
    Member
    from Illinois

    3 point harnesses are on my Xmas list. I kissed a windshield at 55 MPH when I was younger. It sucks!!!
     
  2. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,507

    gnichols
    Member
    from Tampa, FL

    Everyone I know who has every wrecked their rod says the very same thing. Gary
     
  3. rustydeuce
    Joined: May 26, 2006
    Posts: 855

    rustydeuce
    Member

    Have small children so belts are a must.
     
  4. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    pasadenahotrod
    Member
    from Texas

    You are wrong about that and I wouldn't complain except that it would just start that long roll down the hill to no modified or old cars allowed except in museums and parades.

    That said seatbelts are proven lifesavers and you'd be a fool not to have them in anything you drive unless you are always alone.

    Why belt in the kids when in a bad situation Dad won't have a chance to drive out of the trouble IF he's not held behind the wheel at the controls by a seatbelt? If the driver is not in control...everyone is on the slab.
     
  5. coupe man
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 229

    coupe man
    Member

    Yes,front and back seats
     
  6. Bull
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,282

    Bull
    Member

    Wow . . . 50 mph is plenty fast to to f@*k you up pretty good. Take a look at these pics of my injuries after a 35 mph accident in my Model A. I was hit head on and the other driver was estimated to be going between 40-45 mph. That's an impact of approximately 75-80 mph. So let's take your estimated top speed of 50 mph, now add 50 mph to that in a head on impact. I don't know about you, but I'd want belts in a 100 mph impact.

    http://s85.photobucket.com/albums/k80/MNBullyBoy/Model A Wreck/?start=all

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  7. 29SX276
    Joined: Oct 19, 2003
    Posts: 470

    29SX276
    Member

    By all means YES! Wouldn't have a car without 'em!
     
  8. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    Member
    from Garage

    Got a set in the back of the 53 for the kid..soon 2 sets up front for the Mrs. and me
    in the A im building..definetly the plan to have em, from the get go
     
  9. I seen hot rods that were hit hard and some rolled, most of them had doors that flew open on impact. No belts were do you think you'll end up ?
     

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