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    Mar 18, 2015, 4:40 PM - Chinstrap setup option #1

    Hey folks! I put some photos in my build thread but thought it might be useful in the helmet section. I just received a vintage snowmobile helmet from the 70's that I purchased on ebay. I gutted the helmet for the chinstrap setup. I know it's not 100% perfect but I think that it could be a viable option for those looking for this type of thing. You can find many of the helmets for under $20. I paid $7 for this one plus $8 for shipping. Anyhow, I'd be interested in your opinions on it. Take care.

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  3. Mar 18, 2015, 9:29 PM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #2

    Thats not too shabby. I have a chincup and straps form a vintage UK riot helmet which the cup is 100% correct but im not sure if the strapping is. I think i paid like 35 bucks for the helmet which i later sold for $20 without the cup and straps lol. What you have here looks very similar, and i think would work out well for some folks. Nice find Bryan!
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    Mar 18, 2015, 10:00 PM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #3

    Do you have a picture of your cup and straps? I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to this, lol.
  5. Mar 19, 2015, 7:23 AM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #4

    lol...i can take one for ya today
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    Mar 19, 2015, 9:49 AM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #5

    You see, Lou...you ARE a great guy. I don't care what everyone else says about you.
  7. Mar 19, 2015, 2:06 PM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #6

    lol..id like that post, but i cant lol
  8. Mar 20, 2015, 10:16 PM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #7

    Ok heres the one i have. Im pretty sure the strap should have D-rings though, not this interesting clip like thingy











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    Mar 20, 2015, 10:32 PM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #8

    Thanks Lou! I see the difference now.
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    Mar 21, 2015, 9:29 AM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #9

    When I get back in town, I'll snap some pics of the one I have, maybe that will help as well....


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  11. Mar 21, 2015, 1:45 PM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #10

    Anytime bro!
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    Mar 21, 2015, 4:35 PM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #11

    How are you going to attach it to the helmet?
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    Mar 21, 2015, 6:05 PM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #12

    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    How are you going to attach it to the helmet?

    Me or Lou? I was just planning to punch a hole in each leather strap with an awl, then attach a washer to either side of it and use the bolts from the ears to secure it.
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    Mar 21, 2015, 6:14 PM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #13

    Either, I'm just trying to get ideas.
  15. Mar 22, 2015, 9:16 AM - Re: Chinstrap setup option #14

    I havent looked into it yet because i was only going to add the strap on my FPH2, because im making thata a full on replica. But IIRC, the straps attach to the lower ear screws in those shots of the production helmet.

    Gonk whats with the 1 or 2 word posts in like 15 threads over 2yrs old?

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