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Old 03-18-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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$2.00 homemade door straps *write up*

You need all of these plus a lighter and a pair of scissors to complete the door straps. the material and buckles cost me less than $3 at walmart. Im sure if i searched long enough i could have found the stuff to make them that was made in the USA but to lazy
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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ok for the first step fold the 1" nylon webbing in half and cut it so you have two equal halves of 2ft. now take the ends that you cut and melt them down with the lighter i told you to have to prevent the nylon from falling apart(AKA to make it look pretty)
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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Now that thats done take one of the buckles and one 2ft piece of nylon and put the nylon peice through the male end of the buckle as shown in the photo.

then fold it down and put it through the second slot on the male end of the buckle (sorry no pic for this one) also make sure that the textured piece between the two slots on the male end is under the nylon to help it grip a little better
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #4
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Next take the other end of the nylon and one slider and loop the nylon through like so (once again make sure the textured peice is under the nylon)
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:08 PM   #5
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for the last step you need to take the end you put the slider on and loop it through the female end of the buckle and then back through the slider to lock it into place.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #6
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now repeat the process to make the second one
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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*note* to install them you will have to take the end that is through the slider out and repeat the step where you loop the nylon through the female end of the buckle. Also they are going to need adjusted a lot, 2ft of nylon is way to long to keep the door from swinging to far. just adjust them and cut the slack off and melt it down again. make sure you leave about 3 or so inches of slack for adjustment. thats it, all done
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:19 AM   #8
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Can you show them installed? I like to see how they go on the door.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #9
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Can you show them installed? I like to see how they go on the door.
Yes sir give me like 5 min
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:25 AM   #10
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Hope these help some! I'm in classes right now you got lucky I was sitting in my jeep waiting on my next class and you can see that I didn't cut the extra nylon yet lol I'm lazy
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Looks good.

For the lazy, Amazon sells adjustable straps really cheap.

Amazon.com: Rampage 769401 Adjustable Door Strap: Automotive
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Nice Straps! A simple loop of 550 paracord also works well.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:57 AM   #13
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Nice Straps! A simple loop of 550 paracord also works well.
So does zip ties lol! I was walking around the Walmart because the gf wanted to shop for crap and came across the buckes and they where 58cents so couldn't pass them up and found the straps the next day for like a dollar couldn't pass it up eaither. And made the Wright up because I couldn't find one anywhere and I figured there where some people who would like it (and was asked too) it's pretty simple and there strong as can be way better than the stock ones
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Looks good! I hate having to constantly remind people that the doors open past 90 degrees......I guess they learn by opening the door into the car next to me eh? JUST KIDDIN
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Looks good! I hate having to constantly remind people that the doors open past 90 degrees......I guess they learn by opening the door into the car next to me eh? JUST KIDDIN
so that's where that dent in my door came from!
Yeah so glad there was no car next to me when the wind ripped the door out of my girlfriends hand, it would have crushed there car! Ripped the door strap and hit my mirror all out of place.

And thanks guys
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It certainly works. Personally, I don't like the way it hangs down on the door side. Is there anyway to make it fit tighter and not slouch like that?
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It certainly works. Personally, I don't like the way it hangs down on the door side. Is there anyway to make it fit tighter and not slouch like that?
It slouches down like that because of the buckle. Im sure I could make it not do that but if I did I wouldnt be able to open my door I could probably make it not slouch as much by cutting all of the extra crap hanging on it too but haven't gotten to that yet for less than 2 bucks there great way stronger than the stock ones.

Edit: and when the doors open all the way it doesn't slouch
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Great writeup

Another trick to making your own straps of any kind is to use dental floss to sew the strapping. The stuff is as unbreakable as the strap if done properly....Get a large needle and a roll of waxed floss
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Great writeup

Another trick to making your own straps of any kind is to use dental floss to sew the strapping. The stuff is as unbreakable as the strap if done properly....Get a large needle and a roll of waxed floss
Thanks an never thought of that lol.
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Thanks an never thought of that lol.
Learned it in the Navy...Then use black magic marker to dye floss...looks factory
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Learned it in the Navy...Then use black magic marker to dye floss...looks factory
I've heard of it just never thought of it for straps lol that's awesome!
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Is there any other way of joining the ends other than sewing? I am not good in that department.
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Is there any other way of joining the ends other than sewing? I am not good in that department.
Lol with mine there is no seeing involved if that's what your asking about

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