Locitus[Admin] Posted February 20, 2014 Report Share Posted February 20, 2014 Here's a summary of what we know of what was used on the original suits, courtesy of the images and information provided by Voice In The Crowd: SnapsThe shoulder strap snap fasteners are Newey size 10. GalleryThe other snaps all over the suit are Newey size 5 tops with size 4 studs. Known as a 5/4 configuration.The shin hooks are Newey size 4 Gallery ElasticsThigh elastic is 75mm wide and is 46 cord. Length 230mm total. 200mm long with a 30mm fold over. There is 65mm out of the leg the rest is inside. Of the elastic inside the leg 70mm of it is glued down.The arm elastic linking the forearm and biceps are 50mm 38 cord - one arm elastic total length was 230mm the other was 240mm. GalleryThe shoulder strap elastics is 45-47 mm white. Has a squared pattern. Positive match: Ebay Gallery GalleryDrop box elastic is 25 mm white. GalleryCanvas belt is roughly 75 mm wide. GalleryTorso elastics are 25 mm black. The helmet elastics are 25mm black 14 cord elastic with one side having a size 5 nickel cap and size 4 nickel socket. The other strap has two size 4 stud / eyelet.The elastic on the shins with sewn hooks white 25mm wide it is 14 cord elastic, The elastic length is 75mm and has a 25mm fold over where it is sewn.The elastic that goes across the shoulder bells bottom is 25mm 14 cord black and it is 270mm long. 40mm of the 210mm is glued one side and 20mm glued on the other. The strap that goes from the top of the shoulder bell to the big Newey snap that is on the main shoulder elastic has a 3 folds in the 25mm black 14 cord elastic. The way it works is - if you look at the elastic side on like the photo going from right to left - make the first fold 80mm back to the right - then fold at 10mm back to the left - then after 40mm back to the right - leaving 20mm pointing to the right (the part the snap is sewn to. This makes total length of the elastic the 150mm. (see attached picture) HardwareThe bracket screws are 5 mm flat head machine screws GalleryThe split/bifurcated rivets have a head diameter of 8 mm, a shank diameter of 3.9 mm and a length of 9.2 mm - Positive match: Ebay - GalleryThe cap rivet heads are 7.36 mm in diameter and 8.36 mm in the back Gallery GalleryPop rivet washers are 12.61 mm in diameter GalleryBracket wire gauge is 1.25mmThe bolts that hold the brackets have 5mm wide heads - they are 7mm long and the nut on the other side measures 5.13mm across the flats.The spacing between the holes where the metal brackets are placed was 38mm for the centres of each hole.Thermal detonatorThermal detonator end caps are 20 mm deep GalleryThermal detonator belt clips are 28.7 mm wide GalleryThermal detonator belt clips are 68.89 mm tall from bend to tip GalleryThermal detonator belt clip tip outward bend is 5.79 mm wide Gallery MiscBoots are black chelsea boots, produced by Stuarts GalleryMost likely glue used is Stelmax 1985 (information provided by TrooperMaster) 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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