i. Replace damaged retainer strap quick-fit adapters as follows:
(1) Carefully cut and remove the 4-point WW stitch pattern (1) which secures the adapter to the harness and
discard buffer (2).
(2) Cut a 3-1/2 inch length of Type VIII nylon webbing, sear ends and fold so ends are offset 1/4-inch.
(3) Position buffer (2) and harness web strap on serviceable adapter as in original and stitch with 3-inch long
4-point WW stitch pattern. Use size 3 thread, 6 to 8 stitches per inch, and a type HD sewing machine.