nfloyd52
 Hi there everyone,
    I am starting to restore a 71 Super and when I started dismantling the interior there is a set of small levers behind the ebrake. Doesn't look to me like anything was ever attached to them and I can't figure out what they are for. Any help would be appreciated. I stuck them back on for photo purposes and   am enclosing the photo.
Neal
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Wayne

Those have to be part of your front seat belts. I've seen a few Beetles with that strange setup for the buckles.

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nfloyd52

Thanks Wayne for the info. the car had no seat belts when I bought it so I just couldn't figure it out. Neal

Neal
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68autobug


Yes, I agree with Wayne...

they look like they unclip the seatbelts...

very unusual... [maybe before push buttons were invented]  lol 

I had a 1971 super 1302S back in the seventies

nothing like that...

cheers

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desiree71SB

wow, those are strange looking. I have a 71 SB and there wasn't anything like that in mine. (but perhaps someone took them out a long time ago, maybe?

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nfloyd52

Thanks everyone for the help in solving the mystery.  Neal

Neal
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Sleepwalker

If what I’m seeing is right, those are made of mild steel with something that looks like an “alignment” fork coming from the top, one pin each side? If so I had one back “in the day” It used the seatbelt mounting bolts, you were supposed to sandwich them between the bottom of the belt mount and the spline. It held an aftermarket arm rest between the seats that opened to hold cassette tapes in it. The back end of it just straddled the spline at the foot of the back seat, some of them used a small self tapping screw on each side. I think my belts had a nylon type strap with a steel ring at the bottom, but that's been a few nights sleep ago.

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nfloyd52

Thanks Sleepwalker. Very interesting. Probably be best just to go with seatbelts now don't you think?   Neal

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Sleepwalker

Ohhh yeah! Belts all the way. If you are looking for OEM Used on EBay might be a thought. Mid America Motorsports has some nice aftermarket ones available as well.

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