Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

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Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by Ladislav » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:58 am

Can someone provide good photos of Early Door Safety Straps Buckles ? Casted type? What material are they casted? What is the finish?
Any source for them?

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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by Hal Joyce » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:27 am

Use your description early door mb strap on ebay now shows a navy Jeep one, below it is joes motor pool for 18.00 it has optio to buy up to ten!
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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by Ladislav » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:21 am

Thanks Hal.
I mean this part: cast buckle for webbing strap 1 1/2".
see photo (the lover part, not the hook).

Thanks, Lad.
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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by Chuck Lutz » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:43 am

Here is an early slat pic of the safety strap taken in March 1942:
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The adjuster/buckle looks to be in the white by the way, but the "anchor" style clip and the distinctive belt loop construction is easy to see.
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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by 85jeepcj » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:20 pm

There are 2 original on eBay and reproduction by same seller.
Also another seller has the original
stamped buckles.


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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by Ladislav » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:09 pm

Thanks Chuck for good picture.

Yes there some on ebay FS, but stamped ones. I need the casted ones. Any Orig./repro available?

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Post by 85jeepcj » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Sorry though you also wanted the hooks.
Cast buckles do show up on eBay but don’t see any at this time.

There are 2 types of cast buckles both for 1 1/2 strap, one is longer than the other. I’ll try to post pictures.

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Post by 85jeepcj » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:52 pm

Sorry I assumed you also wanted the hooks.
Cast buckles do show up on eBay but don’t see any at this time.

There are 2 types of cast buckles both for 1 1/2 strap, one is longer than the other. I’ll try to post pictures.

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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by Ladislav » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:51 pm

OK, thanks.
Any known repros...?

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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by ajlang » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:59 am

Ladislav wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:51 pm
OK, thanks.
Any known repros...?
Lad,
Have you tried talking to Farrell Fox here on the G? He is working on repros of several hardware items.
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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by Farrell Fox » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:47 am

I replied to his PM, and also thought he meant the hooks. Currently, no one is reproducing the buckles at this time. I tried to have the 1" buckles reproduced at a foundry a month ago, but the cost was going to be $35 each. At that price, it would be better to simply source originals.
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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:58 pm

Here ya go...1942 GPW:....note that the adjuster is STAMPED, like the gas can carrier strap adjuster is....this may be a Ford/Willys thing and perhaps Farrell can comment on the GREEN thread being what Ford used or if Willys used the same color thread!
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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:00 pm

Mo' pics:
42 Strap End clip S.JPG
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42 Strap Keeper Inside View S.JPG
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42 Strap Sewn Keeper S.jpg
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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:02 pm

...and...
42 Strap Keeper Inside View S.JPG
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42 Strap C clip S.JPG
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Re: Early Door Safety Straps Buckles pics WTD

Post by Ladislav » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:00 pm

Thanks Chuck for posting the pics. Yes, the adjuster is stamped unlike on Slat Willys...? Slats uses cast ones, right?

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