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2. Back-strap keepers. Replace as follows:
a. Cut the stitching; remove the damaged horizontal back-strap keeper and loose threads.
b. Cut an 11½-inch length of type XVII nylon webbing for the horizontal back-strap keeper.
c. Position the new horizontal back-strap keeper 13/8-inches above the binding tape; align both
edges even with the stitches on each side.
d. Sew the horizontal back-strap keeper in place using a heavy-duty sewing machine, size 3 nylon
thread, and 5 to 8 stitches per inch, with two 15/8-inch and one 3½-inch box-X-stitch formation,
with a double row on each end.
e. Cut the stitching; remove the damaged diagonal back-strap keeper and the loose threads.
Cut a 6-inch length of type XVIII nylon webbing for each diagonal back-strap keeper to be
g. Position the diagonal back-strap keeper, as shown below, and sew in place. Use a heavy-duty
sewing machine, size 3 nylon thread and 5 to 8 stitches per inch, with a 15/8-inch box-X-stitch