Could this be Fetts original backpack?

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    Could this be Fetts original backpack?

    I just picked this up. I know the original jp backpack was modified to the suit, but I have not seen anywhere what the original bp used was, other than the buckle was a US Divers.
    This is a US Divers Survivair MSA vintage backpack tank harness. I'm going to modify it the way it appears in the screen shot at the bottom:



    Thoughts? Input? BRAKS!!!???

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    Re: Could this be Fetts original backpack?

    We Might Have Winner!!!!

    Byyynik

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    Re: Could this be Fetts original backpack?

    Wow, that really does look like the right thing!

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    Re: Could this be Fetts original backpack?

    It really looks cool, and close... but it doesnt looks like the real thing to my eyes... Looks like it would need toooooo many mods to make it like the original one... and that makes me think that they wouldnt bother that much just to make the harness...

    Off course, this is what I think, and I may be wrong, but for me, it's close but not nailed

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    Re: Could this be Fetts original backpack?

    Very close. It's gotta be one of those older diving rigs, just not sure exactly which one!

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    Re: Could this be Fetts original backpack?

    Yes, looking more closely there are some significant differences.

    This is still way closer than the KAM EZ PAK which used to be known as the one used though!

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    Re: Could this be Fetts original backpack?

    Benkenove said: View Post
    It really looks cool, and close... but it doesnt looks like the real thing to my eyes... Looks like it would need toooooo many mods to make it like the original one... and that makes me think that they wouldn't bother that much just to make the harness...

    Off course, this is what I think, and I may be wrong, but for me, it's close but not nailed
    I don't know if it's the exact one used, but it is the closest match I have seen. It don't really look like to much of a mod project. ( At least I hope.)
    In the vintage pic, the bottom area looks completely removed, and like the belt is just laying there. If so, it looks like the bottom portion will be easy to remove. If not, I have a hacksaw.
    The other mod would be to weld a bar near the bottom of the pack. And of coruse, the tank holder will be removed.
    Once I get the pack, I will look it over and add new pics.



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    Re: Could this be Fetts original backpack?

    Also, the top of the U-shape shuold be straight, and not curved... and I also think that the vertical bars are alittle more separated...

    Off course, you can mod it to looks like to real one.. but what I mean is that I dont think that is the screen used.. (but off course, it was similar to that one)

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    Re: Could this be Fetts original backpack?

    The original frame was curved at the top, so with the minor mods i think this is could be an original part.

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