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Author Topic: Canvas Saddlebags  (Read 72 times)

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Pete

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Canvas Saddlebags
« on: March 19, 2017, 01:57:30 AM »

Post WWII army surplus webbing was plentiful and was sometimes used for saddlebags; as a poor student I did in the mid 1970s.

I thought this might look good on a Drifter and have tried it with repro US Army 1942 pattern M36 Musette packs.

The packs shape is partly maintained by an aluminium armature that I fabricated in my garage. I've kept the shoulder straps on the bag so that if I ever want to I can take them off the frame and use them as throw-overs on a dual seat.
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Re: Canvas Saddlebags
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 08:03:08 AM »

those bags look really sharp!
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Re: Canvas Saddlebags
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 12:02:58 PM »

   they do look sharp
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Re: Canvas Saddlebags
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 22:15:48 PM »

That looks great!
More pics please, and more info.
Did you sew them up from the pattern?
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