THE BEST FIND EVER?????

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Bountyone's Avatar
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    THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    Just thought I'd share this doozy with you guys. I was at work thumbing through a shop catalog (Lab Saftey) to buy some tools and I came across this beauty. Shop-Vac came out with a "backpack vaccum cleaner" a while ago. when I noticed that the harness might be a good candidate for my MOW JP, I emailed them and asked that I was interested in purchasing just the harness but noticed it wasn't listed in thier catalog accessories section, they told me " thank you for your inquiry and we would like to send you the harness at no charge" SHOP-VAC ROCKS MAN!! . it arrived Fed ex free shipping today. http://www.labsafety.com/search/shop...sredirect=true




    AND HERE SHE IS..........................WHAT DO YOU THINK???????????

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    I put it on right out of the box so the backplate does sit a lot lower after a few adjustments.

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    this thing is super lightweight and soooooo comfortable, you can't even tell your wearing it. look how it naturally forms to your back.

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    Last edited by Bountyone; Jan 17, 2008 at 10:24 PM.

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    whats the addy lol.. see if i can get in on that free action lol :P

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    Awesome find Ben! I wonder what Shop-vac will think when they get a whole boatload of inquiries wanting to just buy their harness minus the vac.
    Last edited by cojake; Jan 17, 2008 at 9:47 PM.

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    cojake said: View Post
    Awesome find Ben! I wonder what Shop-vac will think when they get a whole boatload of inquiries wanting ti just but their harness minus the vac.
    yeah, I thought about that too. what do I care if you guys try it, I got mine already. I will find the packing slip at work tomorrow and list the part number if you guys are interested.I'm not sure if you can go to Shop-Vac.com and find it because they don't sell the Harness by itself.

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    That is still an awesome find though. Looks like it would be perfect for a jet pack. Keep us informed! *grin*

    Charlie

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    I just found the address if you want to inquire it guys...

    Shop-vac Corporation
    660 Fairfield road
    Montoursville, PA 17754
    570-326-0520

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    Awesome find! Thanks for the info dude!

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    That is a great find but I have a question but I know you have already thought this.
    Isn't the harness straps and belt going to be bulky under your armor?Unless I am sure you plan on doing some customizing to make it work under you armor.But hey for a freebie what a find.
    Congrats and I can not wait to see how you use this piece.

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    ok, i guess i'm just not quite seeing it. how do you plan to attach the jp to this through the back plate and vest?

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    Do we need a serial number or anything for the specific shop vac harness?

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    well, I ordered a Bobamaker harness from Daz last week and will use his for the mean time. I think your right in modifing the straps as they will no doubt stick out like a sore thumb but not bad for free huh?????????

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Do we need a serial number or anything for the specific shop vac harness?
    I will post that as soon as I get it bro.

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    Bountyone said: View Post
    not bad for free huh?????????
    Exactly what I was thinking

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    That actually looks like a pretty good find for a harness. The height of it may be a little bit much, though. Please post some pictures showing how you rigged the :jet pack to it if you end up using this as your harness.

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    NOt bad, not bad!!! Let us know how comfortable it is after wearing your pack on it for a while. I used to be all about accuracy, but the harness is one thing I've learned to overlook for the sake of comfort. Nice find.
    D

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    thanks for sharing the info

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    Jango's kid said: View Post
    NOt bad, not bad!!! Let us know how comfortable it is after wearing your pack on it for a while. I used to be all about accuracy, but the harness is one thing I've learned to overlook for the sake of comfort. Nice find.
    D
    it is super comfortable Damian!! and like you buddy, I'll take comfort over accuracy any day.

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    That actually looks like a pretty good find for a harness. The height of it may be a little bit much, though. Please post some pictures showing how you rigged the :jet pack to it if you end up using this as your harness.
    I took it right out of the box and slapped it on Scott so as for the height, the plate can be moved down another 6-8 inches. I will post some pics soon with my JP attached to it.

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    Great find bud... and for free!
    You can't say fairer than that and it does look comfortable...

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    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    That actually looks like a pretty good find for a harness. The height of it may be a little bit much, though. Please post some pictures showing how you rigged the :jet pack to it if you end up using this as your harness.
    It looks to me like you could cut off the first set of slots off the top of the back and reroute the straps into the second set of slots, which would remove a couple of inches from the overall height.

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    Re: THE BEST FIND EVER?????

    i might have to get me one of these

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    I tried Bounty's little trick but no go..they called me and referred me to Shop Vac's website to order one. So if anyone wants one, you can get them there.

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