Date: 6 Feb 2006 20:49:31 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: SeatBelt Replacement for 1996 SAAB 2.0L Convertable

On 6 Feb 2006 12:21:57 -0800, <> wrote: > > Bob wrote: >> I would not buy a used seat belt. MHO. > What's MHO stand for? "My humble opinion", I expect. > > Where would I get a new one? Well. I'm with Fred on this one - in the rigging & crane safety classes I've taken, the inspection process for webbed straps is pretty much "inspect for visible damage and replace if there's a problem". Sure, they stress test them once a year to recertify them but on a daily basis, if it doesn't look like there's a problem, it's not going to suddenly fall to pieces in a crash. Also - every seat belt I have, is used. Every one of 'em. They become used along with the rest of the car. I don't see a functional difference between a used seatbelt in my car, or the used seatbelt in another car just like it. But, if you want a new one, the dealer should be a source. I wouldn't go aftermarket or home-made (for seatbelts, or for lifting straps).

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