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Old 10-17-06, 12:29 PM   #1
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Finding a buckle for custom bag

OK, so I'm about to start my second (and third) custom bag(s) and the cheap plastic buckles I found to use on my first bag have proven to be really ****ty... anyone know where I can find some good, perferrably metal, buckles of some sort. ideally I would use a seat belt buckle, like a chrome bag, but I can't find any... I'm in the boston area and there are any car salavage or junk yards I know of... Maybe someone knows of something strong and durable I can get in the boston area or from a hardware store?
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Old 10-17-06, 01:00 PM   #2
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http://yque.com/seatbelbucbe.html

or google it. I came up with 1,920,000 responses in .32 seconds
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Old 10-17-06, 01:05 PM   #3
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Check places that specialize in restoring old cars. year one and NPD come to mind. They should sell seat belts in various colors with the straps already installed. They might be a little more expensive, but you know they won't break.
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Old 10-17-06, 01:11 PM   #4
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usually a good auto supply store carries them.....autozone, pepboys, ect.
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Old 10-18-06, 12:16 PM   #5
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http://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&lr=...local&ct=title

usually 5 bucks for belt and buckle. bring a knife
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Junkyard....as mentioned earlier
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Old 10-18-06, 04:58 PM   #7
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usually 5 bucks for belt and buckle. bring a knife
Sorry for asking a question so easily answered via google... I ended up finding one for 15 at autozone, but next time I'll check out those salvage places
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i wasnt trying to be a dick, i was just trying to help.
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Old 10-18-06, 05:18 PM   #9
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i wasnt trying to be a dick, i was just trying to help.
No problem, I didn't think of it as a dick move... more like I was just surprised you turned up so many results.

Thanks, now I just hope this **** comes out looking like a actual bag once I get done...
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It'll be cool if you used a pair of hand cuffs as part of the latching mechanism for a buckle.
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Old 10-18-06, 05:59 PM   #11
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It'll be cool if you used a pair of hand cuffs as part of the latching mechanism for a buckle.

i dont know how you could do that without it being SUPER uncomfortable.


and to the OP, making a sling style bag is real way easier than it looks
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Comfort?
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fine.

its a bad idea cause you would look like a goth nerd.
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fine.

its a bad idea cause you would look like a goth nerd.

hahaha
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Here's a slightly harder one. Anyone know where to dig up the sort of buckle you find on your seatbelt on an airplane?
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look at the first link
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Here's a slightly harder one. Anyone know where to dig up the sort of buckle you find on your seatbelt on an airplane?
On an airplane? I bet that's why you can't bring knives on anymore... too many people stealing buckles.
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Moot point since the OP has found one.. but I'd be hitting the euro junk yards for an old school AUDI buckle, with the orange button and bling logo.
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Here's a slightly harder one. Anyone know where to dig up the sort of buckle you find on your seatbelt on an airplane?
Airplane junkyard? I know there's one in the mojave desert, but that might be a little far to go.
Or here.
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