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d. Sew the waistband using a heavy-duty sewing machine, size 3 nylon thread, and 5 to 8 stitches
per inch; follow the details of the original construction.
9. Waistband adjuster panel. Replace a damaged waistband adjuster panel by fabricating as follows:
a. Cut the stitching that secures the original adjuster panel to the pack tray and remove the
unserviceable panel; remove the cut stitching. Ensure the pack tray material is not damaged
during the cutting process.
b. If the metal adapter on the original adjuster panel is serviceable, cut the panel webbing and
remove the adapter for further use. If the adapter is not considered serviceable, replace with a
serviceable item from stock.
c. Cut a 16¼-inch length and a 5-inch length of 123/32-inch-wide, type VIII, green nylon webbing; sear
the ends of both lengths.