(5) Replacement of damaged keeper strap:
(a) Carefully cut and remove stitching which secures the keeper (1) to the aft end securing strap (2)
(b) Cut a 13-inch length of Type VII nylon webbing and sear ends.
(c) Make a mark 3 inches from each end for the 3 inch stitch patterns (3).
(d) Position replacement keeper as in original and secure to strap with 3-inch four point WW patterns
using size 3 thread 5 to 8 stitches per inch and a type HD sewing machine.