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45 minutes ago, magni said:

That's gonna be a great looking pack!:duim:

You're killing it!

 

Thanks a bunch.

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Finished the siphon finally. Now onto the pack (Oil Pan) Parts are not mounted yet.

 

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Cut the funnel and both caps off. Next is to cover the holes and add the shoulder straps. 

 

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All cut out holes are covered. Hit them with some flat black paint.

Sewed clip buckles onto the 1 inch webbing. Positioned and mounted to the pack with some #6 machine screws and finishing washers so they won't pull through. Sprayed with flat black paint.

Next is to mount all the boxes and tube. 

 

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Mounted all the boxes, tube and siphon using double sided tape and sheet metal screws. Added some 1/4 foam in the rear cut out for a buffer between the back armor and pack. 

Just need to give it some weathering.

Next up is to build the ammo belt with the magazine pouches. 

 

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All right moving along I finished the ammo belt and pouches.

 

Started off with a new belt from Rob Kitten. Marked punched and installed the snaps for the armor. Next mounted the ammo belt with the rivets. Next glued on the rivet cover.

Next I modified the magazine pouches. Blackened out all the white stitching. Removed the slanted straps. Installed some new webbing glued together and riveted on. Next made some fake foam magazines to fill out the pouches.

 

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On 5/17/2021 at 6:49 AM, ukswrath said:

Looks awesome, great job :duim:

Thanks again. 

Now to mount the shoulder magazine pouch. 

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10 hours ago, Greg S said:

Thanks again. 

Now to mount the shoulder magazine pouch. 

 

How are you planning on doing that, Greg?  Some folks attach it to the pauldron, but when I did that I found that the weight kept pulling the pauldon down in the front.  Instead, I now attach it to the left shoulder strap.  You can rivet a strap to the rear of the pouch like you did for the side ones (but horizontally), add (sew it on if you can) a small strap to the left shoulder strap as seen below.  If you do this, be sure to add 2 snaps.  Trust me. ;)

 

It's a little extra work to do it this way, but I have had no issues and it's easy to attach/remove.

 

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5 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

 

 

How are you planning on doing that, Greg?  Some folks attach it to the pauldron, but when I did that I found that the weight kept pulling the pauldon down in the front.  Instead, I now attach it to the left shoulder strap.  You can rivet a strap to the rear of the pouch like you did for the side ones (but horizontally), add (sew it on if you can) a small strap to the left shoulder strap as seen below.  If you do this, be sure to add 2 snaps.  Trust me. ;)

 

It's a little extra work to do it this way, but I have had no issues and it's easy to attach/remove.

 

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Thanks that makes perfect sense to do it this way. 1 strap or 2 straps on the pouch? Im thinking 2 sorta close together. Then need to figure out where on the left strap to put the one with the 2 snaps. Mission excepted. 

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I think one strap with 4 rivets would do just fine, but due to the size of the rivet heads you may have to offset them a bit.  Hint:  When using rivets, always use a tight fitting washer around the upper part, especially when working with leather or nylon.

 

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On 5/23/2021 at 3:25 AM, justjoseph63 said:

 

 

How are you planning on doing that, Greg?  Some folks attach it to the pauldron, but when I did that I found that the weight kept pulling the pauldon down in the front.  Instead, I now attach it to the left shoulder strap.  You can rivet a strap to the rear of the pouch like you did for the side ones (but horizontally), add (sew it on if you can) a small strap to the left shoulder strap as seen below.  If you do this, be sure to add 2 snaps.  Trust me. ;)

 

It's a little extra work to do it this way, but I have had no issues and it's easy to attach/remove.

 

    

 

I looped a section of nylon webbing around my bicep to shoulder connecting strap then attached it to the ammo pack via a single snap. It's all about options

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