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#153640 - 08/11/11 10:13 PM Finding buckles and strapping
cilla Offline
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Registered: 02/07/03
Posts: 11
It has been awhile since I needed to make anything. I can't even remember where I used to purchase stuff. I am looking for fastax buckles 3/4 inch and the flat webbing that goes with it.

I have found several sources of these buckles, but no source of the flat nylon webbing which must be either 3/4 inch or 1/2 inch which would go with the buckles. I want to modify my son's backpack to put a strap across the chest.

I just need the side closure buckles, some ladderlocs, but where does one buy the nylon strapping which goes with the buckles?

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#153644 - 08/12/11 04:04 AM Re: Finding buckles and strapping [Re: cilla]
FredMT Offline
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Registered: 08/05/11
Posts: 38
Grossgrain (maybe spelled wrong) from your local fabric store is just great for that. Just make sure the buckle works with this very light webbing.

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#153648 - 08/12/11 10:20 AM Re: Finding buckles and strapping [Re: cilla]
james__12345 Offline
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Registered: 10/06/10
Posts: 189
Loc: Tennessee
I ordered my tent kit from http://www.questoutfitters.com/

They also carry a large assortment of the hardware you are looking for. They also have several different webbing options. They have a soft and firm gossgrain, as well as a couple different types of nylon webbing. I highly recomend them.

Depending on the width of the webbing on his straps, they also have a special piece for attaching sternum straps to packs that you may want to look at. I would also look at their whistle buckle. It has a built in whistle that is louder than any whistle I've ever heard.

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#153669 - 08/13/11 12:02 AM Re: Finding buckles and strapping [Re: cilla]
Paul Offline
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Registered: 09/30/02
Posts: 778
Loc: California
another good source: http://owfinc.com/

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#153679 - 08/13/11 08:30 PM Re: Finding buckles and strapping [Re: cilla]
cilla Offline
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Registered: 02/07/03
Posts: 11
Thank you all for the replies, I will check it out and get started before school starts.

cilla

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#153680 - 08/13/11 08:48 PM Re: Finding buckles and strapping [Re: cilla]
JPete Offline
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Registered: 05/28/09
Posts: 304
Loc: Eastern Ontario
Seattle fabrics seattlefabrics.com They have a very extensive supply of hardware and webbing. Best place I have found. Best, jcp

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#153836 - 08/19/11 11:33 AM Re: Finding buckles and strapping [Re: JPete]
finallyME Offline
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Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 2710
Loc: Utah
You can try this place.
Strapworks
Also, REI sells stuff by the foot. I bought some 3/4 webbing from them, as well as buckles and ladderlocks.

Another source is old backpacks. If I have a pack or bag that I don't want to keep, I usually cut off all the hardware and maybe some strapping and keep those for the odd project later on. You can also try going to a thrift store and buying an old pack or something else that has the buckles you need.
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