ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
Figure 2-144. Suspension Line Reinforcement Tape Replacement Details.
(8) Suspension line.
(a) Restitching. Stitch and restitch with size E nylon thread which matches the color of the
original stitching when possible. Lock ail straight stitching by backstitching at least 1/2 inch.
Restitch by overstitching each end of the stitch formation by 1/2 inch. Restitch directly over
the original stitching, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible. Stitching will
be in accordance with paragraph 2-19 and table 2-3.
(b) Splicing. A suspension line which is constructed of type III nylon cord will be limited to one
splice. In addition, a type III nylon cord suspension line can be spliced only if one side of the
cord casing is damaged and none of the core threads are severed. Splice a Type lII nylon
cord line as follows:
1 Cut a length of type III nylon cord 8-1/2 inches longer than the damaged area. Center the cord
length alongside of the damaged area.
2 Beginning at a point 1/2 inch in from one end of the splice material, secure the splice material
to the original line by stitching a 3/16 inch wide row of double throw zig-zag stitching along the
splice to a point 1/2 inch in from the opposite end of the splice material. Trim the ends of the
splice material as close as possible to stitching and wax (figure 2-145). Stitching will be made
with a zig-zag sewing machine using size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch.