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Old 04-30-2008, 01:07 PM
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Back of seat cargo net

Anyone know of a affordable replacement for the elastic string cargo net mounted on the backs of the front seats?

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Old 04-30-2008, 01:14 PM
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The lax elastic can be easily replaced by removing the seat back and then removing he trim that holds the net in place. The netting is a dealership item, however the elastic cord can also be sourced through dry goods stores, hobby and craft outlets.

Another alternative using dry goods store hardware is to use a "toggle" on the cord. Toggles are the plastic devices found on the drawstrings of jackets and duffle bags.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:29 PM
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I replaced my elastic cord with tent/tarp hold down ties. These were at Lowes. They are a an elastic loop with a blue ball on the ends and are about 6-8 inches length of loop. Dis assembled(cut the ball off) I used the stops (metal parts)from the original cord. Stretched the new cord, cut off the excess, clamped on the stops and VOILA New tight netting! Cost was about $3.00 and the package has 4 or 6 ties in it. Fixed both seat nets and have spares.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:29 PM
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There's a DIY article on 190 revolution that tells you how to re-stretch the old netting for $0
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:52 PM
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Yeah! But....(Do Yeah Buts gots ears like rabbits?) all you get us a great looking net and NO functionality due to the lost elasticity of the top cord. I tried that first and decided not to go halfway. Mine look great and they work great too.
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Still available at Lowes...

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I replaced my elastic cord with tent/tarp hold down ties. These were at Lowes. They are a an elastic loop with a blue ball on the ends and are about 6-8 inches length of loop. Dis assembled(cut the ball off) I used the stops (metal parts)from the original cord. Stretched the new cord, cut off the excess, clamped on the stops and VOILA New tight netting! Cost was about $3.00 and the package has 4 or 6 ties in it. Fixed both seat nets and have spares.
Vintage thread revival!

Am happy to report Lowes still carries these "Light Duty Canopy Ties" Item #: 107734 | Model #: JB3V430. After years of being frustrated that Joann's only sold stretch cord in bulk (according to online searching) I decided to try the bungee cord aisle at the big box store. No idea why my many previous searches never turned up this thread. Oh well, finally fixed...

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