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    Jango's kid's Avatar
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    Chin Strap/Cup Info

    Hey all. For the sake of accuracy, I was thinking about addin a chin strap on my MSH2. The original ESB bucket did have a chin-strap right???? If indeed it did, does anyone know what it looks like, ie. was it white, or have a little cup for the chin, etc...I seem to remember a pic showing the inside of one of the original buckets, showing a white hard-had type suspension, (I think Braks might have posted this???) but I can't remember if you could see the chin strap or not. Making a plain old chin strapp would be easy enough, but I was hoping to match the original as closely as possible. Anyway, anyone have any thoughts or ideas, or possibly that inside of the bucket pic??? Any help would be greatly appreciated,
    Damian

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    Re: Question about chin-strap on original bucket

    Here is a pic of the ESB chin strap:



    I have found a very close, if not indentical, chinstrap to the one seen in photos. I say very close because we have so few photos of the chin strap it is impossible to be 100 percent sure. I'll take of a of the chin strap/cup I found.

    -edited to correct info

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    Re: Question about chin-strap on original bucket

    Hey!!!! Thats what I was looking for!!! Thanx a lot Tyler!!!I have a few old hockey helmets with chin straps that have a similar look to that. Thanx again,
    Damian

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    Re: Question about chin-strap on original bucket

    That's exactly what i was thinking, my old football helmet has a chinstrap nearly identical to that.

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    Re: Question about chin-strap on original bucket

    No prob! You're right, I don't think the chin cup is terribly unique. There are quite a few chin cups that are very similar to the one pictured. It's just finding the right variation.

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    Re: Question about chin-strap on original bucket

    I was not aware of a chin strap. If anyone is selling ones like the one use in ESB, please let me know. Thanks!


    John Barrows, Jr.
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    Re: Question about chin-strap on original bucket

    To me - that cup looks leather and i think more motorcycle helmets had leather in that vintage (late 70s) than sports gear did. I could be wrong though...

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    Re: Question about chin-strap on original bucket

    Good point DCB!!! The more I look at it, it does look more like an older motorcycle/snowmobile helmet cup made from leather or vynll.

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    Re: Question about chin-strap on original bucket

    Here's a direction to try... horse riding helmets. I have one here (modern) that has a similar cup - but is black plastic. Perhaps while picking up girths - they bought a few helmets too

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    Re: Question about chin-strap on original bucket



    I know somtimes people in the hobby have a tendency to get locked into certain assumptions, but given what I found, I really think the original might have been plastic.

    The strap I found is from an English helmet made in 1976. Again, I am not sure that the strap and cup are unique to a particular helmet. I believe it is more a matter of region and time.


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    Re: Question about chin-strap on original bucket

    whoa... there it is

    What sort of helmet is that from¿

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    Re: Question about chin-strap on original bucket

    I have to make a correction to my earlier post. I incorrectly thought the Jedi helmet used a different chin strap. But I over-looked a photo which clearly shows the same chin strap/cup. In fact, it looks like they used the attachment pulled straight out the helmet, even with the leather strip at the end.

    The ESB attachment has been modified a bit, as they moved the d-rings to the very end of the strip that comes out of the slit.



    It came from a British SWAT-type helmet.

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    Merged: Chin Strap info

    hey, for those who have used a chin strap on their helmets, how did you guys attach them to your helmets??? what did you use for it? thanks,
    ~Michael

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    Re: Chin Strap Info

    TD, can you post a pic of the helmet that you found that part in?

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    Re: Chin Strap Info

    This isn't the exact helmet I found, but it is in the same style, and it also appears to have a chinstrap close to the original:



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    Re: Chin Strap Info

    Is that some style of safety helmet? The only reason I ask is because of the leather collar in the back. Might say it looks like a firefighter helmet, if I were more familar with European style gear

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    I found these helmets while looking for "British SWAT-type helmets."


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    Re: Chin Strap Info

    We have ton of those helmets at the police station here in Iceland, used to be old riot helmet´s but now we have new ones.

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    Re: Chin Strap Info


    mobius wrote:

    We have ton of those helmets at the police station here in Iceland, used to be old riot helmet´s but now we have new ones.
    So......
    Any you feel like sending to the states?
    Heh Heh Heh

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    Boba fett helmet Chin cup

    Hey, We found this and I thought I would post it up. It's from a British Riot helmet. I think this piece has many uses so I would assume it was not used just on riot helmets. Used to have a contact that had these but they are sold out. Just hit the search engines and you should be able to nab one. Sorry I didn't put this up sooner. Found this along with Tylerdurden, SS and Wes. Take care and sorry if you have already seen pic. Also I meant to include the strap in the title but forgot to but the strap and attachment harness are the accurate as well.

    Lee
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    Re: Boba fett helmet Chin cup

    There are more than a few wrong variations out there and one right one due to the straps and rings.

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    Re: Boba fett helmet Chin cup

    Too be honest, I never really knew that the ESB helmet had a chin cup, I thought it was just a strap similar to what the army kevlar's have.

    -tubachris

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    Re: Chin Strap Info

    This thread has been cleaned up and merged. Keep your posts on-topic and civil.

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    Re: Chin Strap/Cup Info

    I was kinda thinkin...that as long as you had the cup, I think it would be rather easy to re work the strap so that it matches the one seen on the fett bucket. The original looks to have the single D ring on the cup strap, which Would mean that the plain strap iis most likely attached to the other side of the Fett bucket. Shouldn't be that hard to rearrange the components by ripping the stiches out & then resewing. Only thing that bothers me, is that there seems to be only one D ring on the cup....so how the heck would you fasten the strap????/
    D

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    Re: Chin Strap/Cup Info

    Jango's kid said: View Post
    Only thing that bothers me, is that there seems to be only one D ring on the cup....so how the heck would you fasten the strap????/
    D
    What they would do today: loop it and Velcro it.
    What they probably did in 197X: loop it and button snap it.

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