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working with PE vehicle tie-downs
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 07:10 AM UTC
I'm trying to put some tie-downs on a STRV-103C so I can thread some dental floss through and over some tools so I have to raise the middle portion. I've tried holding the middle down on some scrap stryene and pushing the ends down but I end up warping the ends. A little more success holding the middle with some needle nose pliers and moving the ends but I think I either need some rather wide end surgical clamps to hold the middle or some flat header tweezers with a decent grip on the inside of the ends.

Anybody else have any tips?


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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 09:41 AM UTC
I use your second method. I use a tweezer with sliding lock to hold the tie down. I then fold the sidedown making a 'U' shape . Last I take another set of tweezers w/o sliding lock and bend the legs to shape. My sliding locktweezer has a slight wedge shape, ao the further vbacl along the tweezer, the less leg nad more body you get.

Josh Aka shiryon