Top saddle straps, how do they install.

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Top saddle straps, how do they install.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 04:59 pm:

Would anyone here know the proper way to install them? I never really knew. How did the factory do it? I was once told they stay in one long strand and are rolled up tight and the roll sits on the saddle. Seems like a hassle like that and they can unroll when you drive fast. Pictured below is how I have mine now. Hopefully someone has a photo showing the right way. I have never been good at this kind of thing. I'm the kind of guy who had to carry a knife on dates because I couldn't undo a bra strap if my life depended on it. Thanks for any help.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 05:27 pm:

Here's how I do mine, they seem to stay in place when I drive with them rolled up:

roll


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 05:29 pm:

Dave

Older forum post, scroll down to near the end for the correct way of install.


http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/195101.html?1302565582


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 05:43 pm:

Well, I can't ask for better info than all that. I'll work on it. Thanks guys.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 09:44 am:

What is posted above is fine, but I try to get the buckle in a position where the rivet that holds it to the strap won't mess up the paint on my top socket.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By george house on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 09:59 am:

I've had problems with longevity of the saddle and strap leather so I now soak them in boiled linseed oil overnight and let dry before installing. Now these leathers seem to stay supple for a very long time. . . .so now we have the phrase 'bra strap' and 'supple' in the same thread. I hope this doesn't get deleted.


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