a. Replacing Webbing. All webbing in (1) through (12) below may be replaced. Replacement will be
accomplished in accordance with the original construction and as prescribed herein. Sear all cut ends of webbing before
assembling webbing on pack.
Splicing and darning of the attaching strap assembly is not authorized.
(1) Horizontal Restraint Assembly. To replace this assembly (1) proceed as follows:
a Cut the stitching (2) that secures the damaged assembly to the container body (3) and vertical
restraint assembly (4).
b Cut off any serviceable hardware items and closing assemblies (5) and set aside.
c Fabricate new assembly (1) as described in Appendix E, using salvaged, serviceable hardware items
(5) and closing assemblies removed as applicable.
d Place new horizontal restraint assembly (1) onto container (3) as shown and sew as in original
construction using size FF thread, 7 to 9 stitches per inch and a type MD sewing machine.