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    1998 Dodge Ram top tethers

    Hello! I have a 1998 Dodge Ram, and I'm trying to figure out if I have top tethers installed or not. I know they didn't come from the factory, it would have been a retrofit. And the kit is impossible to get. But I think the previous owner had kids (judging by the toys and crayons I found in various nooks and crannies), so I'm hoping that they may be installed already.

    Does anyone have a picture of what the retrofit tether brackets look like please? Thank you!

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    Re: 1998 Dodge Ram top tethers

    If there, they should be behind the seats. I've asked Judi, who had one, to chime in if she can.
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    Re: 1998 Dodge Ram top tethers

    They would be down on the floor, at the back wall. I will look for pics when I get home.

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    Re: 1998 Dodge Ram top tethers

    Thank you. On the floor of the truck, under the seat, are two black brackets bolted to the floor. At first glance, I thought they could be for the tethers, but they seem much more lightweight than the tether points I've seen in other cars, so I'm not sure.

    I don't know if I can attach a picture to show you what I'm seeing?

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    Re: 1998 Dodge Ram top tethers

    Yes, one can attached pics. Here is my post from way back when. No pics though! https://www.car-seat.org/showthread....dodge+ram+2500
    I can almost guarantee that you don't have them. Most people would never go through this, lol.

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    Re: 1998 Dodge Ram top tethers

    The easiest way to attach a picture is to use a photohosting site (I like Tinypic) that supplies an IMG BB code tag.
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    Re: 1998 Dodge Ram top tethers

    Let me see if I can get this picture to work. My gut feeling is that this isn't for the tether, but I can always hope!

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    Re: 1998 Dodge Ram top tethers

    No, sorry. That is where the back is stored.

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    Re: 1998 Dodge Ram top tethers

    That's what I was afraid of. I just put on some exam gloves and went digging around behind the seat. I found what appeared to be a tentacle from a toy rubber octopus , but nothing that was close to being a tether point. Oh well.

    Thank you all for your help!

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    Re: 1998 Dodge Ram top tethers

    Haha, the things we find!

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