Chin Strap/Cup Info

Jangos kid

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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
 

Tyler Durden

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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.

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Jangos kid

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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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Baddblood

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

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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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TK1776

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

John Barrows, Jr.
TK-1776
 
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Dustin Crops Boy

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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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Jangos kid

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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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Dustin Crops Boy

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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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Tyler Durden

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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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Tyler Durden

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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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thksdad

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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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BobaFettish

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

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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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fettcicle

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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 :confused
 
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Tyler Durden

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

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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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E2K13

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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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Rogue Studios

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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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