[E-Type] Washer Bottle Strap-on

Okay ‘‘Strap-on’’ was just to get your attention but can
anyone tell me the correct length of the strap which holds
the washer bottle to the bracket for my ‘68fhc? I ordered
one from one of the usuals but now that I’ve drilled out the
rivets on the bracket to install the new strap, I’ve
discovered it’s too short (13 1/2’’). Is the strap supposed
to stretch dramatically? I couldn’t make it long enough.
(no jokes please) It looks like the ends of the original
strap met and were sandwiched in the bracket and still had
enough room to hold the bottle. The new one won’t come close.
More poor quality replacement parts or am I missing something?–
68 fhc xkweeee
Los Gatos, CA, United States
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In reply to a message from Craig Bowers sent Wed 14 Jun 2006:

Craig:

I measured the strap on my Series II and it is 15’’ long. I checked
out a fabric store and found a thick replacement, similar to the
original and bought two feet for next to nothing. Rather than rivet
the new strap on I used small stainless machine screws with cap
nuts.

Cheers,

Bruce–
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discovered it’s too short (13 1/2’’). Is the strap supposed


RB '69 ots Burnaby, BC, Canada
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In reply to a message from R. Bruce Cox sent Wed 14 Jun 2006:

Thanks Bruce. Nice to know I don’t have the correct size.
It constantly amazes me how the most insignificant project
can become so difficult.

Craig Bowers–
68 fhc xkweeee
Los Gatos, CA, United States
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