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Year One Style Belt - Pics & Assembly Rundown


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I started with a Quick connect two inch wide Police Duty belt that had Velcro a long the inside of the belt. (Cheap no name brand from local cop shop store).

I purchased two sets of French ammo carriers from Cheaper Than Dirt. (I stuffed the ammo carriers with padding to give the effect of having lots of gadgets).
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I acquired the Bat Utility buckle from Artsee1.
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The belt is actually worn backwards so the plastic quick connect is worn at the small of the back and covered by the cape. (ref. pic 1).

I used two inch wide industrial strength Velcro (fuzzy side) and glued it to the back of the belt with DAP wellwood contact cement. I made it a little longer than the BAT buckle.
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I glued one strip of the harder Velcro side to the middle of the BAT Utility buckle.

I cut the same length fuzzy Velcro as the one glued down the middle of the BAT buckle and then cut that piece down the center and glued each segment above and below the middle strip on the BAT buckle.
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After drying, I attached the BAT buckle to the belt and took the hard side Velcro and measured three vertical strips to attach from the back of the belt to the top and bottom of the BAT buckle.

I cut equal vertical strips of the fuzzy Velcro to attach to the sticky side of the hard Velcro to act as backing (it really serves no other purpose other than it’s soft and shouldn’t damage any suit it rubs against).
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The three back strips of the hard Velcro are what really affixes the BAT buckle to the belt because the fuzzy Velcro already on the inside of the belt and strips of fuzzy Velcro glued to the back of the BAT buckle on the top and bottom really help it stay in place.

I initially only had the strips of Velcro in the middle of the BAT buckle and on the belt but I had troubles with the BAT buckle falling off when sitting down or getting up and the BAT buckle would not stay affixed on the sides.
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I figured that the inside of the belt already had the fuzzy Velcro so why not make good use of it and so I anchored the BAT buckle down with the fuzzy Velcro on the top and bottom of the BAT buckle and the inside of the belt and utilizing the vertical strips of the hard sided Velcro.


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wow, that belt rocks! and very cool of you to tell us how you made it, i bet a few brothers will be referring back to this thread in the future. excellent work, that looks quite professional. :up

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Great looking belt [sign in to see URL] is definately gonna be one of those "refer back to" guides. Thanks for sharing man :up

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 :symbol

That's really cool. Congrats!

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I love it!

Cool Pouches!

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That look's great! And thanks for the detailed tutorial. I'll be coming back to it.

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[sign in to see URL] excellent belt! :up Awesome! :kitty

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Cool belt!

Nice choice of pouches, looks quite similar to the belt worn on the popular Jim Lee Batman Statue!

Looks very functional, excellent job!



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Looks good Sean. Sorry to hear you dropped the buckel on the concrete while installing it but glad to hear it stayed intact except for a chip of paint on the corner. By the way these buckels are generic and inexpensive and I would be glad to help others out if you are looking for this type of thing. artsee1@[sign in to see URL]

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I had sent an email to Paul letting him know how durable these buckles are.

Before I secured the buckle with the three strips in the back the Buckle launched off the belt and took a header right into the concrete a couple of times... As if I didn't learn the first time around.

The only damage was a scuff on the paint in the corner but no cracks or chips.

These buckles are a great price for the quality and durability you get.

ALL THANKS to Paul, the buckle makes the belt.

Sean :up

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Nice job. Looks like you started with one of those French Ammo belts. Am I right?

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I used the French ammo pouches but the belt was just an inexpensive police duty belt with an inside velcro lining.
Sean

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