b. Replacing Hardware.
(1) The quick-ejector snap on the lowering line may be replaced when damaged, by carefully cutting the
stitching that secures hardware to lowering line. Place buffer and lowering line on serviceable quick-ejector snap and
stitch with 3 inch, 3-point WW stitch formation using size 3 thread 5 to 8 stitches per inch and a type HD sewing machine.
(2) Replace other damaged hardware by carefully cutting and removing the two end stitch patterns that
secures the hardware to the pack. Replace with serviceable link or D-ring by positioning as in original and sewing with a
2-inch double box X stitch pattern using size 3 thread 5 to 8 stitches per inch and a type HD sewing machine.
c. Alteration of Line Assembly, Lowering, for Tandem Load.
(1) Carefully cut the stitching which secures the 2- inch long pile tape located approximately 11 3/4 inch from
quick-ejector snap end and remove cut stitching.
(2) Cut a 2-inch length of pile tape. (If previously removed pile tape is undamaged, it may be used in lieu of
(3) Place marks 46 and 48 inches from the folded web edge quick-ejector snap end on the side of the
removed 2-inch pile tape of the 1 inch wide lowering line.
(4) With pile side facing up, position 2-inch pile tape between the marking and stitch with a single box stitch
using size E thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch and a type MD sewing machine.
(a) Stencil with 1/2 inch high characters, on the outside of retainer fabric using stencil brush and
parachute marking blue ink the following "DMJP/AT4JP MOD."
(b) Stencil 1/8 inch wide line across the web width on each side of lowering line, 187 inches from fold
web edge quick-ejector snap end.