by John Polasek in the December 2006 RootesReview:

After my cheapo aftermarket (came with my car) drivers’ side seat belt fell apart, I was looking for decent set of new or used replacements to duplicate originals. I noticed on Ebay the “Beam’s” brand aviator style lift release belts were often selling for big bucks. Even the used sets. As I looked for replacements, I found them in an overlooked source —JC WHITNEY!!

I was very pleased to find out that these are the authentic Beam’s brand belts which come in several lengths and eight colors. The 60 inch length seems to be ideal for most Sunbeams, but they also come in a 74” length. I put a quick coat of car wax on the buckles to help the great look last longer.

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