Sometimes procrastination pays off.

Shortly after buying my DD Mariner the rear center seat belt locked up and wouldn’t release so I couldn’t put the seat back up. I ended up cutting the belt. It wasn’t a big deal since I never carry 5 people so I never bothered to fix it. Last night when perusing the inventory at the local self-serve junk yard online (doesn’t everybody do that?) I noticed a Mariner had finally shown up. Went out there today and sure enough the belts were the same color. A little sweat and $12 later it was mine. A nice savings over buying one from Ford.

Bonus Corvair that was there for your time: