Does anyone have any info on making can straps out of old seat belts. Any info would be greatly appreciated
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03-09-2006, 05:30 PM #1
Home made can straps
03-09-2006, 08:12 PM #2
I would use a regular strap before a seatbelt strap. There is really no need to undo a strap attached to a can.Proud East Coast Traditionalist.
03-09-2006, 08:18 PM #3
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Seat Belt MATERIAL Works.............
We cut up a lot of cars in extrication training. We save a lot of seat belts, and we make, among other things, our own can straps. Works good for us.... Most cans have a metal loop near the top, which is used when hanging the can up on a hook bracket. Thread a piece of seat belt material thru the loop, the attach the ends of the belt material together with pop rivets or bolts, Big Flat washers and nuts. It sure ain't rocket science, in fact, it's so easy that even Chiefs can do it.
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03-09-2006, 08:28 PM #4
Chief, youre absolutely right. I should have been more clear. The straps from seatbelts work great as can straps. You just dont need the button in the middle that undoes the seatbelt. (I think "button is the scientific, technical term)Proud East Coast Traditionalist.
03-09-2006, 08:30 PM #5
Originally Posted by nyckftbl
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ooops simultaneous post.
03-09-2006, 09:38 PM #6
Geez Fred, if youre gonna troll me atleast read my posts first... lol
(Fred, if you wanna do some good tactics arguing, see the thread In Command Post, under Rapid Intervention. Im sure youll have some nice things to say in that thread!)
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03-10-2006, 05:45 PM #7
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The seatbelt with pop rivets works pretty well you can also the strap using waxed dental floss as the stiching. They works pretty well......... Hey Matt my helmet came today. You did an amazing job!!! I posted a thread and mentioned Signal 50 Industries, Good luck with your can strap and thanks again for the awesome job on my New Yorker
Cptn Dave VanHavoc
03-10-2006, 07:26 PM #8you can also the strap using waxed dental floss as the stiching.
03-10-2006, 07:40 PM #9
Yes sir I believe he did...I had to read his post twice to make sure I didnt miss something....lolAndrew
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