c. Replace the slide fastener thong, flap thong, tiedown tapes, and corner reinforcement as follows:
(1) Slide fastener thong. Replace a damaged or missing slide fastener thong (1) with a 20-inch length of 3/4-
inch Type I cotton tape. Fold tape lengthwise, aligning edges and sew 1/8 inch from the edge, using size FF thread, 7 to
9 stitches per inch and a type MD sewing machine. Tie ends of tape together with an overhand knot, and install tape on
(2) Flap thong. Replace a damaged or missing flap thong (2) with a 6-inch length of 3/4-inch Type I cotton tape.
Fold tape lengthwise, aligning edges, and sew 1/8 inch from the edge using size FF thread, 7 to 9 stitches per inch and a
type MD sewing machine. Stitch thong to case using same method.
(3) Tiedown tape. Replace a damaged or missing tiedown tape (3) with a length of 1-inch Type I cotton tape.
Use a 60-inch length on the bottom tiedown loop and a 54-inch length on the top tiedown loop. Sear ends of tape as
described in paragraph 2-13. Pass one end of tape under tiedown loop, pull tape halfway halfway through, and tie tape to
loop with a square knot.
(4) Corner reinforcement. Replace a damaged corner reinforcement (4) with a 5-1/2 inch length of 1-1/2 inch
Type1 cotton tape as follows:
(a) Cut sufficient stitching to expose damaged corner reinforcement.
(b) Mark and fold tape as shown.
(c) Position replacement over damaged reinforcement. Sewing 1/8 of an inch from the edge, stitch
replacement to case as shown using size 3 thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch and a type HD sewing machine.
(d) Restitch loosened stitching. Backstitch at least 1/2 inch.