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Old 30 May 2007, 03:29   #1
Country: UK - Scotland
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Looking for Grab Handles

I have a flatacraft force 4 GT which I'm in the process of rebuilding. Some of the gab handles are worn/missing and was wondering if anyone could help. These are of the canvas tape type. Looking to purchase or make or similar item.
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Old 30 May 2007, 04:32   #2
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Not familiar with the flatacraft canvas type, but for handles etc Henshaws are usually hard to beat....

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Old 30 May 2007, 05:01   #3
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I remember the type of handles you are talking of being fitted to the whole Flatacraft range from quite early on in production.

I also remember making some replacements with my father when some of them on our Force 4 got beyond repair.
We cut some circles of Hypalon with slots in the middle and had some short lengths of webbing sewed back to back with about an inch and a half at either end left loose.
The webbing was pushed through the slot then opened up and glued back to the hypalon circles. Bit like a split pin or old fashioned paper fastener.
With one of these on each end it was then just a case of gluing them to the tubes.

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Old 30 May 2007, 05:09   #4
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We donít have the type of handles you are after in stock but they can be made up if you give us the dimensions of the ones you would like to match.

You are quite welcome to get in touch and we will give you a price.
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