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Old 09-15-2020, 01:40 PM
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Dome Light, Paint Job and Possible Seat Belt Repair/Replace 1977 F 150

Just got a new dome light bezel, new cover and a new bulb. I haven't started yet but I assume I will have to splice in the wiring and that there won't be a my terminals. Hoping it will be a straight forward project. Also would like to know if two quarts of paint will cover if I do not paint inside of bed. Any ideas on seatbelts. Can I replace the webbing myself or is it better to replace everything. On a budget since I am newly retired. Any and help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:39 PM
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Unfortunately typically a gallon to paint a car, so potentially more to do a truck. However, a possible alternative to keep the cost down is to look into tractor paint. Don't know what colors you are looking to do but can get a decent selection that way. Was looking at painting my gray truck with Massey Ferguson silver metallic. Then the local store quit carrying it... Tractor Supply used to have truck and trailer paint, but same story.
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Old 09-15-2020, 10:31 PM
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I had my seatbelt redone a couple years ago. Used these guys:

https://www.safetyrestore.com/

Just take it off, send it to em and they send it back with new webbing and all the mechanicals cleaned up and smooth.

Of course if you don't care about color matching you could probably just grab one from a junkyard.
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:33 PM
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Years ago I looked at redoing the seatbelts in our 77 on my own but the more I researched, the worse that idea was. It's much safer to buy replacements or send them off like velocityboy suggested. You didn't mention redoing them yourself but just in case the idea came up, thought I'd share what I learned.
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