Top Boot Strap upgrade.

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Top Boot Strap upgrade.

Post by Briano1234 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:13 pm

Today, while I was driving topless down the interstate @ 80mph.... The Straps that hold the boot cover on to the parcel shelf cam loose.
I had cleaned the Fuzz off the velcro, and fluffed the carpet up, and it still didn't hold...

So I added a snap to the strap.

Using a Leather Punch I punched a hole in the material.
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About a inch from the Seam of the fold over I punched the strap with a Leather punch.
I used a snap kit which has a roll punch snap parts, and an anvil.

Place the anvil cup side up, there are 2 sides one for the button, and one for a snap.

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Place the material onto the punched hole.
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Place the receiver over the stud
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Take the roll punch and place the protrusion in to the center of the stud.
Hold the Slider part and smack about 4 times with a hammer to roll the edge over, and seat it firmly.
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Place it on the car and mark the parcel shelf so you can then screw the male part to the parcel shelf.
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Easier than sewing and gluing new VELCRO.
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