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    criminaldesign
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    DIY Tank Utility Belt

    I've been wanting a 'pouch' for the left side of the tank to keep the camera so I can make an easy grab. An ammo pouch was purchased at the local surplus and I commenced to rigging up a garter belt for the tank to hang the pouch. With the find of a canvas bag in the garage, the garter belt evolved.

    Pouch. Perfect as the straps had snaps for easy removal and mounting to the belt.
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    Left side. Horizontal straps are for the ammo pouch. I sewn the straps on a piece of canvas which turned into a slim pocket when sewn onto the tank pad.
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    Right side. From the canvas bag I lifted a side pocket which fit the tank perfectly.
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    Snap was pocket to begin with. No reason to remove.
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    Bottle fits perfectly in pocket which means adequate room for any quick stash that you don't want in your pockets
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    Rear shot
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    Really happy how this came out. With the ammo pouch removable and a pocket on the right, this is a nice addition that will stay on tank.

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    Registered User Anyname's Avatar
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    More ammo, how can you go wrong?

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    a strip of the "no skid" stuff for your kitchen drawers under each strap might minimize grindage on your paint.

    I like your mod...

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    bmdubyou
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    I think Aerostitch sells tank panniers that look just like those (but you probably got off a lot cheaper)!

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    Nice! I might have to copy this one of these days.

    Did you rip the nail off your pointer-toe?

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    criminaldesign
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    haha, it does look a nail is missing. Just found out it's nearly impossible to point with too.

    yeah this thing's been working out pretty well. The D rings could be just a tad wider but they do the job. One thing that surprised me is it stays pretty much in place. That non skid stuff may work for that. Take a snip and melt a couple spots on the straps maybe?

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