a. Replacing Pack Webbing.
(1) General. All of the webbing items listed in (2) through (9) below may be replaced. Fabricate each of the
items from the prescribed length of Type VIII nylon webbing. Sear ends of nylon webbing smooth and even. Stitch using
size FF thread, 7 to 9 stitches per inch and a type MD sewing machine.
(2) Upper suspender strap (1). Replace a damaged upper suspender strap (1) with a new strap fabricated as
described in Appendix E as follows:
(a) Cut stitching, and remove suspender strap (1) and suspender strap reinforcement (2) from pack (3).
(b) Fold new strap (1) at fold line as shown and sew strap to pack (3) with two modified single-X box-
stitch (4) formations using size FF thread, 7 to 9 stitches per inch and a type MD sewing machine.
(c) Position suspender strap reinforcement (2) over suspender strap (1), and sew reinforcement (2) to
strap (1) and pack (3) with a box-stitch formation (5) and two hourglass stitch (6) formations. Sew as in (b) above.
(3) Upper suspender strap reinforcement. Replace a damaged upper suspender strap reinforcement with a
9-1/2-inch length of webbing. Cut stitching, and remove damaged reinforcement. Turn under ends of replacement
webbing 3/4 inch, and sew webbing to suspender strap and container as in (2) (c) above and as shown. Sew as in (d)