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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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Re: Canvas Saddlebags
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 13:44:25 PM »

Thank you chaps. The bags are modern reproductions and can be found on ebay. They are pretty cheap. I made up an aluminium armature that fits inside and keeps them in shape. Slots are provided for mini-bungees to hook into so that things like spare fuel bottles are held secure.
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Re: Canvas Saddlebags
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 16:05:16 PM »

Wow,  those came out pretty cool. Good job
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Re: Canvas Saddlebags
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 18:57:02 PM »

I typically use US Cavalry saddlebags... brown leather. They are throw overs. Works fine if you don't want to pack a lot. But, you are right the canvas are "vintage" looking.
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Re: Canvas Saddlebags
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2017, 03:29:09 AM »

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

I didn't sew them up - I wouldn't have the skill!  "1942 Pattern" just means that the particular design was accepted into military service in 1942. The repro bags are used by re-enactors and are available on ebay
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Re: Canvas Saddlebags
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 13:45:07 PM »

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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