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Unread 04-07-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Safari strap style Cargo Net tutorial

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Safari Strap Style Custom Cargo Net Tutorial
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Safari Straps are a company who make High Quality Cargo nets for jeep and cost from $200 to $500 I have a picture of it below. For alot less money and some know how with a sewing machine you can make custom cargo netting. I had recently sent the company an email about straps for my tube doors (They have made them for another member in the past). They told me they where far to busy to do custom request. Since then I have done a ton of research and found out how easy it is to sew this webbing material as well as how cheap the supplies are.. For under $100 you can make any of there Cargo Nets they sell or make custom designs like me. So here is my tutorial so anyone can make there own.





I have found the same exact material they use online I was able to get 75 feet of the 2 inch straps for $13 and 150 feet of the 1 inch straps for $12. All the metal hardware 10 2 inch rings and 10 strap buckles like the ones safari straps uses was $28 total.

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Where to Buy The Materials


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The webbing and O-rings can be purchased in any color.



Amazon Webbing

2 inch webbing 25 yards $13.99

1 inch webbing 50 yards $12.99

STRAP WORKS COUPON CODE "AR15" 10% OFF

Metal O Rings $.28 - $2.06 each

Black metal cam buckles $1.62 each

2 Inch Webbing in all colors $0.27 per foot

1 Inch Webbing in all colors $0.18 per foot

US CARGO COUPON CODE 5% off "CARLA5"

These Cam Buckles are cheaper but only come in nickle color!!!

Metal Cam Buckle $.99 each

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Making The Anchors

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Anchors are used to wrap around tubing and keep the webbing tout.

Ratchet cam buckles are used to hold the straps in place around the roll cage my first batch came in they have a nickle fininsh. I have some coming in powder coated black I will post pictures of those when I get them.



For the anchor straps they will be made like this.



here is how the corner anchor points will look.




First you will need to sew one end to the buckle make sure you fold the unfinished end to the back of the buckle



Here are my finished buckles.




With the ratchet mechanism it will be able to grab tightly to the tubing.


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Making the Cargo Net
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Making the actual netting is fairly simple you want to create finished edges so you dont see cut ends you do this by folding strapping between two layers and stiching them together see ilistration. Note the inside strapping is only 1 layer thick unless it is connected to a ring. All straps that are connected to a ring are 2 layes thick.







Sewing the rings make sure you stitch as close as possible to the ring so there is not to much play in it.





Remember in the illustration above how we hid the finished edges by going over and tucking between the two pieces here is where the crossing strap will cover the two cut ends.



You want to make the first two pieces that span across. This is the piece that will stretch across the two furthest virtical bars. Make sure the rings fall short to these bars by at least a half inch or more.



Once the two longest straps are done create the frame of the cargo net.



Now that you have the frame done start adding any pieces that connect outside the frame and the horizontal straps. Remember to go over any in finished edges like the illustration above.



Finally add the rest of the vertical straps finalizing the cargo net portion of the project.




Here is my finished product.



Here it is on my doors I may need to add more anchors.



Here it is on my car.








Here is safari straps brand for referrence..



Here is one of there anchor points for reference.



Here is a close up of one of there ratchet cam buckles strapped to the roll bar.



Here is one whole side



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Where did you get it? Thinking about being cheap and making my own cage
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Looks sweet! Great job! Ill take two . Just kidding. My next order will be the cage nets for sure!!!!! Thanks for the info
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Looks sweet! Great job! Ill take two . Just kidding. My next order will be the cage nets for sure!!!!! Thanks for the info
Thanks. Just so every one knows I'm not trying to screw with safari straps business there a excellent company and the products are very reasonably priced I just needed to have straps for my tube doors. I also plan on making custom straps for the dune buggy " the stinger"
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Cool project and great pics. Your thread leaves the door open for others to build their own and also to apply it for different applications.
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Thanks. Just so every one knows I'm not trying to screw with safari straps business there a excellent company and the products are very reasonably priced I just needed to have straps for my tube doors. I also plan on making custom straps for the dune buggy " the stinger"
Well I appreciate you sparking my new idea of making my own window "safari straps" instead of paying the ridiculous price of $139
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I priced up the parts myself. I totalled $100. plus thread to do it.

I am planning to pin it to a plywood board to put a single stitch (or staple) in each location that will be stitched to get the correct spacing for each square.

My only concern at this point is will my (wifes) sowing machine hold up?

What did you do to keep the spacing of each square???
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I priced up the parts myself. I totalled $100. plus thread to do it.

I am planning to pin it to a plywood board to put a single stitch (or staple) in each location that will be stitched to get the correct spacing for each square.

My only concern at this point is will my (wifes) sowing machine hold up?

What did you do to keep the spacing of each square???
I will be useing pins. the test peice I didn't even bother measuring I just wanted to see if I could feed it through the machine.. your machine should be fine as the material is very porus my machine sewn through 4 layers with ease.


this is the sewing machine im using beleive me this is the cheapest machine on the market..

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it seams the bulk of the cost is the hard ware I will keep searching for cheaper prices.. What shocked me about making the webbing is how easy the process was. I was expecting the task to be daunting.. im so excited I cant wait to get the hard ware in the mail so I can start the actual process.
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Subscribing to this thread right now!!! Once I see how you do it I'm going to hopefully turn that into a similar process for the door nets I want to make (see my thread about the "NASCAR Style Door Nets")!!!
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Subscribing to this thread right now!!! Once I see how you do it I'm going to hopefully turn that into a similar process for the door nets I want to make (see my thread about the "NASCAR Style Door Nets")!!!
I just ordered some more Metal Cam Buckes found a coupon code for the 5% off "CARLA5" this code is good for the $.99 Cam Buckles

Metal Cam Buckle $.99 each
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Subscribing to this thread right now!!! Once I see how you do it I'm going to hopefully turn that into a similar process for the door nets I want to make (see my thread about the "NASCAR Style Door Nets")!!!
I thought of doing them for windows as well and having quick release. I will definatly watch what you do with it
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Hardware comes in tomorrow. And we will begin our tutorial.
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