11 LEATHER TOP STRAPS

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Art Ebeling
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11 LEATHER TOP STRAPS

Post by Art Ebeling » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:07 pm

My 11 Touring came with new leather top straps from JV Auto interiors. The straps do not have holes punched in them. How many holes and at what spacing do I punch in them? Thanks, Art


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Re: 11 LEATHER TOP STRAPS

Post by Rich Bingham » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:12 pm

You only need one, in the right place :lol:

Seriously, if you begin at an optimal tension when the straps are new, you may find they stretch soon enough, and will need to be taken up again. Generally, the rule of thumb for punching regular holes in leather straps is to space the holes the width of the strap apart. YMMV
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Re: 11 LEATHER TOP STRAPS

Post by Allan » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:17 am

Rich, your 'rule of thumb' makes good sense. When I checked a few examples I have, they followed it neatly. Of course, a similar rule may apply to the size of the hole punched.

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Re: 11 LEATHER TOP STRAPS

Post by Rich Bingham » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:18 am

Allan, yup. Hole size should be a snug fit to the tongue of buckles the strap will engage. Of course the buckle should be a fit for the strap too.
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Re: 11 LEATHER TOP STRAPS

Post by nigel_hugo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:04 pm

Make sure an oval punch is used, not a round one.
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Re: 11 LEATHER TOP STRAPS

Post by Oates » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:34 pm

hi Art
Our 19-11T was restored from an original car in 19-70 and the straps have 12 oval holes at 1inch apart so maybe thats a guide,
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