back armor attachment question

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    back armor attachment question

    I was wondering how does the back armor get connected to the flack vest.
    pics are encouraged.

    thanks

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    Re: back armor attachment question

    im am entertaining ideas about this also. i was thinking about gluing velcro on the back of the vest in 5 or 6 locations to get a good connection

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    Re: back armor attachment question

    I know that some use there harness (or what it's caled, you know the thing that you attatch your jetpack on)

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    Re: back armor attachment question

    klinjo hi.I just use heavy duty snaps from the local Joann Fabrics.Cost $5.00 for 7 pairs of heavy duty snaps.I attach them to the back armor with J-B KWIK Weld.It sets in 4 minutes and ready for heavy use in 24 hrs or less.When attaching only velcro I use Indutrial strenth velcro and use contact cement by DAP brush it on both sides,leave it set for 5 minutes then attach the two pieces together and they are STUCK!!!!! I took my armor off to show how I did mine hope this helps,Jeff
    Last edited by jarice4; Nov 1, 2009 at 7:59 PM.

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    Re: back armor attachment question

    jarice4 said: View Post
    klinjo hi.I just use heavy duty snaps from the local Joann Fabrics.Cost $5.00 for 7 pairs of heavy duty snaps.I attach them to the back armor with J-B KWIK Weld.It sets in 4 minutes and ready for heavy use in 24 hrs or less.When attaching only velcro I use Indutrial strenth velcro and use contact cement by DAP brush it on both sides,leave it set for 5 minutes then attach the two pieces together and they are STUCK!!!!! I took my armor off to show how I did mine hope this helps,Jeff
    That was a nice post brother. I doesn't look like your armor will be flying off anytime soon!


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    Re: back armor attachment question

    Hey Ppl,
    On the movie suit, the back plate is held together with the collar plate w/the studs... and is kept in place with the help of the weight of Jetpack.

    So no need to over engineer the back plate.

    Many Fetts have trooped (myself included) without any problems!

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    Re: back armor attachment question

    i have industrial strength Velcro on there now, but i am now strongly considering adding snaps to every piece of armor i have, thats a great idea, i would have never thought of that

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    Re: back armor attachment question

    Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    Hey Ppl,
    On the movie suit, the back plate is held together with the collar plate w/the studs... and is kept in place with the help of the weight of Jetpack.

    So no need to over engineer the back plate.

    Many Fetts have trooped (myself included) without any problems!
    Exactly.
    Mine is held to the collar with Velcro (easier than removing & installing studs each time.
    The straps go through the backplate & attach to the Jetpack holding it in place.

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    Re: back armor attachment question

    what about for people who dont have jetpacks yet?

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    Re: back armor attachment question

    Fett4reaL said: View Post
    what about for people who dont have jetpacks yet?
    Then you don't wear it because it's not done.

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    Re: back armor attachment question

    i guess i could get an inflatable one one before halloween...(just kidding) but seriously i could

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