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top bows

Post by 11ACRLT » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:42 am

Do the storage straps for the top bows get attached to anything or are they just loose straps ? The ones I bought have a closed loop at the buckle, like they are supposed to go on a footman loop.
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Re: top bows

Post by Kendall » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:46 pm

My straps are attached to the footman loops that are located on top of the tub.
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Re: top bows

Post by D Pizzoferrato » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:38 am

They attach to a footman loop on top of the wheelhouse panel directly below the rear top bow stowage bracket.
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Re: top bows

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:05 am

The Operators Manual TM9-8012 has some illustrations on Pages, 8, 9, 316.
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Re: top bows

Post by 11ACRLT » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:11 am

Thank You for the replies, I thought the straps attached to the bows like the GPW/MB. When my new bows arrived at the shop Thursday I didn't see any loops. Now with the vehicle in front of me and your guidance I'm all set.
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Re: top bows

Post by Joe Gopan » Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:50 am

Here's the similar set up on my M-38A1. It may be of some help.
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Re: top bows

Post by Sred » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:30 pm

All

What is the part number and length of the straps that are used with the stowage bracket. I recently purchased a 1952 M38 and those straps are missing. The top bow rattles/ bangs around in the stowed position when I drive it so would like to secure it. The bracket and footman loops are there just no straps.

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