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On 10/30/2019 at 5:07 PM, Uxorious said:

So I did some test fitting and it seems to me I will need 5,5cm gaps on the side. Now I am going for basic approval, so as I understand it this should be ok.

I am 6"2 so I believe I need these gaps on the back also to get everything aligned. Should be ok?

Hopefully tomorrow I will make the holes and put in the snaps for the belt, back and the "extra" on the ab. All will be the type I have picture of below. This is ok to use for all these spots, right?

The distance between my markes for the belt snaps is 33,5cm on the ab plate. The distance on the belt seems to be 33,7cm. I'm thinking its safer to make the holes so it's a bit shorter rather then a bit to far apart...am I right? Coz the belt will handle 0,2cm shorter.. I think.

 

1.  For basic approval you should be fine with those side gaps.

 

2.  Yes, due to your height those gaps should be fine.

 

3.  That should be fine, but I would highly suggest putting a snap in the center as well, which will keep the belt from sagging in the front.  Note that ideally the top of the ABS belt should sit at or just above the ab-button plate(s) as seen below:

 

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Hang in there....you’re doing a good job .
I remember being on the same boat as you ! I would spend 1-3 hrs every day with my armor. Setting small achievable steps would help my confidence.
The journey of 1000 miles, BEGINS with the 1st step. Well you’re way beyond that !!!
Keep it up !!!


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Well, I am a lot more positive these days. Feel I know what to do and I really do believe i can get there within the next few weeks.

Just got the last popper snaps I need (for the cod to back) and need some sowing done before I can install the rest of the strapping.

 

Feel like my last obsticles are getting the shoulder bells to connect tight to my neck and do the adjustments to the belt. A bit scared about cutting in the fabric to get fabric to cover the holes....

 

Pictures will come during weekend i hope. 

So now i am actualy thinking about what ID number to put in my application :)

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If I put in the split rivets (painted white) on the ab and the back, does the strapping need to be aligned with them, or can I put the snaps in between?

Also - made some male snaps on som abs, but the build up a bit on the glue side. Is that an issue? Can I get flatter snaps, or is this me overthinking? See pics for two types I have made. 92c613e0bc892a4b026922fbf122fbd2.jpg1d2ecd0d9415bc6b3ce1e4acb5a40e26.jpg

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You can put the ab/kidney strapping anywhere that it fits, as it's inside and will not affect approval at any level.  They don't make flatter snaps, which is why I suggest mounting the snaps in heavy nylon.  ABS is flat, which can prevent them from conforming to the curves completely and can result in an uneven or weak bond in some cases,

I have a tutorial here that explains it a bit better.

 

For rivets, just be sure the placement is correct before adding strapping.  Note that the measurements are from the center of the rivet.  Rivets on both kidney and ab should line up horizontally.

 

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If I put in the split rivets (painted white) on the ab and the back, does the strapping need to be aligned with them, or can I put the snaps in between?

Also - made some male snaps on som abs, but the build up a bit on the glue side. Is that an issue? Can I get flatter snaps, or is this me overthinking? See pics for two types I have made. 92c613e0bc892a4b026922fbf122fbd2.jpg&key=9b130ff2d2f299cc86e99771d2db78d1f7b51bbd87a47e5568d859812a98de7a1d2ecd0d9415bc6b3ce1e4acb5a40e26.jpg&key=2149f45da7246fffdf0763e258f49e69164948f604f8202bf7e741cac165bf73

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What Joseph said, I would ALSO encourage you to add another piece of abs to the male snap and drill a hole on the base to make it more flush AND more surface to bind to the armor.


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You can put the ab/kidney strapping anywhere that it fits, as it's inside and will not affect approval at any level. 


Well, I will have a few cm opening on the side. Going for basic approval, but ofc its black straps on black under suit, so I guess it's ok. The rivets are placed after the measurements you posted. Measured many times :)



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