Thanks for the post and great pics! This is exactly what I have in mind!
I inherited my 94 Legacy LS from my cousin who bought it new and I've had it since around 20k miles...and its now got 105k.
Auto belts work fine but I've read they have not held for some in crashes...and they are just a royal pain!
My cousin bought the car here in Washington State and then had her folks immediately drive it up to Anchorage, AK for her, which is where she was living. I was her "adult supervision" (by her request) on the dealer lot when we bought it...and I wish I would have known that she could have just bought one in Canada and would not have had these auto-belts!! Oh well.
I found the stock part numbers for the manual belts using the WONDERFUL opposedforces.com site. I don't have much hope for them still being available but I'll contact some dealers (US and CAN) tomorrow and see.