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  1. Boba Fett's Avatar
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    Sep 20, 2006, 7:32 PM - Girth Belt strap question #1

    Hey guys I am going to need some help and some advice from people that have done this before. I have 3 girth belts that I am going to dye, only problem is that I have no clue how to strap the girth belt around myself. It has the four metal clips, but that isn't going to work for me. Any suggestions on how I can strap my girth belt onto myself. I would prefer not to do snaps or tie the ends in knots.
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    Sep 20, 2006, 7:34 PM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #2

    I used dog collars for a quick and cheap fix... I will change this later though...

    I just thought that might help.
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    Sep 20, 2006, 7:52 PM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #3

    Hey thanks bobamatt, I didn't think of that.
  4. Sep 21, 2006, 12:09 AM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #4

    Well I sew the black webbing on just as it really is. On one side, on two of the roller buckles and I know that is not the answer you are probably looking for but....
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    Sep 21, 2006, 1:21 AM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #5

    Quote crazy4BobaFett said: View Post
    Well I sew the black webbing on just as it really is. On one side, on two of the roller buckles and I know that is not the answer you are probably looking for but....
    Me too. It ain't that hard. If you aren't a sewer, I'm betting you could have it done fairly inexpensively!! Might as well go for accuracy if you can
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    Sep 21, 2006, 6:46 AM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #6

    Can you post me some pics of the webbing?
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    Sep 21, 2006, 7:34 AM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #7

    Not the best pic, but what I have handy. This should give you an idea.
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    Sep 21, 2006, 8:03 AM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #8

    Hey Ripecode thanks for the pic. I think I get the idea now. Oh and thanks for the PM. I am gonna try my handy work on one of them and see how it goes and I will let you know about the other two.
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    Sep 21, 2006, 8:29 AM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #9

    I just bought some black webbing from the local Jo-Ann's and using my hot glue gun, made the loop around the metal buckle.

    I then used a knife to scratch the webbing where you would see the stiching. (one day i have to get a sewing machine).

    Then - using an awl, i punched holes on the other side to allow it to buckle up...
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    Sep 21, 2006, 10:19 AM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #10

    Yeah I think I might go and grab a doggy collar from walmart or something and sew it on there. I also might just take some of the material from one of my old backpacks and use that.
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    Sep 21, 2006, 2:57 PM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #11

    I used a Dremel with a cutting disc to remove the buckle pics from one end of the belt, so they're not in the way. I sewed 1" black webbing, looping it around those buckles.

    I used a hot soldering iron to punch the belt holes, as it cuts and cauterizes in one step!
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    Sep 21, 2006, 3:10 PM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #12

    Hey thanks for the input BN. I bought these and didn't even think about how I was going to go about getting them so that I could wear them. LOL. Thanks for the input and ideas fellas! Keep em comin!
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    Sep 21, 2006, 3:38 PM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #13

    Quote DonnieDarko688 said: View Post
    Thanks for the input and ideas fellas! Keep em comin!
    Duct tape...

    Nail gun...

    Hot Melt glue...

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    Sep 21, 2006, 3:42 PM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #14

    Quote Ripcode said: View Post
    Duct tape...

    Nail gun...

    Hot Melt glue...

    I am gonna go ahead and assume that you did all of that before you put it on. Ouch
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    Jan 29, 2009, 5:44 AM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #15

    Hey guys,

    Just stumbled across this board, I used a fabric dye we get here in Scotland called Dylon. You mix it in a bucket and once done doesn't bleed. I used it for my ESB gloves too. The brown is a pretty good match for the ESB stylee. Dog collars work perfectly for the final link.

    Rod
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    Jan 29, 2009, 10:45 AM - Re: Girth Belt strap question #16

    Quote rod1138 said: View Post
    Hey guys,

    Just stumbled across this board, I used a fabric dye we get here in Scotland called Dylon. You mix it in a bucket and once done doesn't bleed. I used it for my ESB gloves too. The brown is a pretty good match for the ESB stylee. Dog collars work perfectly for the final link.

    Rod
    You also just stumbled across a thread that is nearly 3 years old. Might wanna check the date stamps before bringing a thread back from the dead

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