Gotta keep the little ones safe but yikes this is scary. The submitter wrote: “Seatbelts weren’t an option in a 58 ford pickup”. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do and this works.
I’ve actually done that in a few vehicles, if attached properly, it is equally as sturdy, if not more so, than a seat belt.
LOL This is our son.
If you think that is just as safe as a seat belt your nuts. Seat belts are made to restrain people in crashes where forces equal hundreds of miles an hour. In a wreck that car seat would go flying as would the child who is in it and most likely be fatal. Who takes risks like that when it comes to their childrens lives?
They make seat belts that you can retrofit into any older model car or truck. I have put them in my 1960 Ford pickup. I would never let a child ride in that.
Do what ya gotta do eh? What ya gotta do is buy a cheap car with working seatbelts to haul your kid around with. Yeah, ratchet straps are pretty tough, but the ratchet mechanism sure isnt failsafe. Not to mention that its hooked to the arm of the seatback above the pivot point. What if you got in a head-on and the seatback latch failed, if it even has a seatback latch? That hooks gonna slide up the arm and loosen the strap possibly to the point the seat’ll come loose. PARENTING FAIL!!
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