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« on: May 03, 2016, 05:42:48 pm »

As I continue to make reproductions of military seat pads, vehicle tops, pouches, bags, ect (damn near anything in the canvas, and leather spectrum)  I am starting to poke around for more materials.  A good example is now I have a customer who wants the WWII era bags that a .30 cal would go into.  Luckily he isn't die hard enough where I NEED the right color canvas.  The originals for that are the khaki canvas, I am making some for him in O.D.

With this thread I am going to ask the community to either keep a watch for items that I would buy off of you if you happen to find them, or send me links.

One example:  http://store.oldgrouch.biz/micamabyya.html
Olive Drab canvas by the yard.  Between this and Brett that's where I get my O.D. canvas at.

I will update this from time to time, but please feel free to message me (or text if you have my number) if you frequent flea markets/militaria shows and may find some of these materials at a good cost.  I will reimburse you, add shipping, and throw in a few extra bucks for your troubles (Depending on loot size  Wink)

Things I am currently looking for:

Khaki canvas by the yard (15.00 or less per yard)

1" Ball end Caps (Less than this ebay guy at comes to 2.80 per piece) http://www.ebay.com/itm/111869641079?_trksid=p2060353.Banana Hammock38.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Black finish over brass Common Sense fastenters and Lift the Dot fasteners
https://www.google.com/search?q=common+sense+fastener&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=859&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjy7JKcl7_MAhXE4CYKHTaYCzUQ_AUIBigB
https://www.google.com/search?q=common+sense+fastener&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=859&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjy7JKcl7_MAhXE4CYKHTaYCzUQ_AUIBigB#tbm=isch&q=lift+the+dot+fastener

So keep me in the back of you mind as you're sifting through stuff at the next yard sale  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 10:06:18 pm »

"Khaki" WWII stuff is usually faded OD#3 green items. Color could range from a greenish tinted golden brown to a baby poop green. There were some ww1 items made in a British khaki sort of color but I wouldn't think that would have lasted long enough for use in something like that.

You might try to bug Beachwood or someone that specializes in custom canvas tops for the proper color.
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