Thanks for posting this. I'm going to inquire with some Ford dealers about getting this kit. Hopefully it work to install it in my 78 but on the back side of the seat on the floor.Yo
Child Safety Seat Tether Attachment
This tether is for the top straps on forward facing car seats
Ford will pay their dealers to install tether anchors (Program R7C);
It is free. Can also be used to secure cargo. etc.
One thing though; in the Service Instructions, Ford has one error, in this paragraph: "Locate the rear seat cushion latch and the rear seat back latch striker (62440). The rear bolt holding the rear seat back latch striker to the floor pan is the bolt ____ (Ford forgot to include "hole" here; & the Kit contains a new Bolt that is slightly longer than this original bolt) used for mounting the tether strap bracket (refer to illustration). Refer to Tether Strap Attachment for the Second Row Center Seating Position in this section."
Service Instructions; For 89 and later models & F-Series
Section 01-20A: Restraints, Active 1996 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty and Bronco Workshop Manual
"...Read these instructions carefully prior to installation of the child tether strap anchor kit. (Refer to kit content.)
Some manufacturers make child safety seats with a tether strap that goes over the back of the vehicle seat and attaches to an anchoring point behind the vehicle seat.
Ford recommends placement of tethered child safety seats in a rear seating position with the tether strap attached to the tether anchoring point as shown.
If a tethered child safety seat is installed in the front seat, Ford recommends the center front seating position, with the tether strap secured to the center rear lap belt tongue or to the webbing of the buckled center rear lap belt behind the child safety seat. The front, right-hand seating position may be used if it is the only seating position available.
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE PRECAUTIONS COULD INCREASE THE CHANCE AND/OR SEVERITY OF INJURY IN AN ACCIDENT.
This vehicle has provisions to attach a tether anchorage in the front, right-hand and all second row seating positions. It is easiest to install a tether anchor at the second row, rear, center seating position.
Tether Anchor Kit Parts ..."
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It was installed for free, 14 SEP 2007 by Dealer; Part # for rear seat center Kit is F2TZ-98613D74-A (Kit - CHILD SE)
Can also be used to secure cargo. etc.
Some members reported at that tine that their local dealers would not install it.
This is a late response but for future questions I have one solution for the rear tether strap. I have a two-year-old and just switched to the convertible car seat in my 96 Bronco. I stopped at my friends house and he is Mr. fix it, within 20 minutes he had this done for me. He cut a steel platemade a latch to be bolted on the back of the rear bench seat.