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    DIY 'raingler' nets

    got some inspration from a jf.com thread and whipped up a set of these this weekend ...

    still going to do a front seat overheard net and a net for behind the front seats.

    fun little project, kind of time consuming but sewing is wayyyy easier than welding





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    did you make those??? if so we need to talk!!!!!

    nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy YJ View Post
    did you make those??? if so we need to talk!!!!!

    nice work.
    yep i did, thanks!

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    Yeah, very nice work....I was just thinking today that I want something very similar.
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    sewing? is that

    looks good, should keep the junk from the inside in and the junk from outside out

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    Did you start with pre-made netting or make it all from scratch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hustler View Post
    Did you start with pre-made netting or make it all from scratch?
    well i didn't 'make' the straps, it came in a roll, but yeah i did every stitch. here's a side window laid out all pinned together ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyroads View Post
    well i didn't 'make' the straps, it came in a roll, but yeah i did every stitch.
    How impressive would it have been if you could have made the straps from basic nylon ingredients?

    What are the big silver rings - from the hardware store rope/chain department?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hustler View Post
    How impressive would it have been if you could have made the straps from basic nylon ingredients?

    What are the big silver rings - from the hardware store rope/chain department?
    i got the rings in bulk from the same place as the straps and plastic ladderlocs

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    Nice work

    Aluminum rivets work too for those that don't sew
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    i have always wanted to start a styro-foam delivery business, but was always told... "you will just lose all your styro-foam on the highway"

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    a little tip if your going to use rivets. you can hot poke holes in the strap with a nail/screw the same size as the rivets. just put the nail in a vice grip and heat till it glows with a propane torch. also to make nice clean cuts use a box cutter blade in the vice grips and heat. the hot steel cuts the strap and melts the ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plowboy View Post
    a little tip if your going to use rivets. you can hot poke holes in the strap with a nail/screw the same size as the rivets. just put the nail in a vice grip and heat till it glows with a propane torch. also to make nice clean cuts use a box cutter blade in the vice grips and heat. the hot steel cuts the strap and melts the ends.
    When I made mine I found melting holes in the nylon webbing compromised the strength of it since it would break the fibers that run the length of the webbing. I tried that first but the rivets just ended up just falling out. I found it best to use a small pick to spread the fibers and push the rivet through keeping all the fibers in the webbing intact.

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    I took a quick look at the Raingler site, and those nets cost a damn fortune if you buy them instead of make them!

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    ^^i could see that happening. i use to make seat belts when i worked at wonderland and thats how we did it. it was a fairly durable nylon as you could guess. i just can't remember how it was riveted around the skyrider handle bars. going to drive me nuts till i remember
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    How much was spend on materials roughly? Would love to try this.

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    thanks for the props.

    jb70 .. about $150 total, but I have enough material to do quite a few more sets.

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    Very nice work with the rings. Can you do that with leather? I know Mugsy's looking for a new gimp suit, he's put on a few pounds lately.
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    Looks good. We made a few tiedowns like this at work for securing shipping loads.

    Anyone in the London area, Lens mill has the webbing and I got the industrial sewing machines.
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    This DIY project is fantastic, please provide more info....wife is going to be busy
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