Talon Zipper Pull for Eastman B3

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Isisllc, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Isisllc

    Isisllc New Member

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    Well, the 2003 Eastman House B3 that I own was not zipping well... One time; no problem. Next time; no zippy. The pull that came with the jacket self-destructed not long after I bought it in 2003 (Biggen Hill Airshow), but luckily, I had a non-salvageable D1 that I was able to rob for a pull. That worked well until a couple of years ago when the zipping became a casino game.

    This evening I attempted to 'compress' the male side of the pull thinking that would help. Afterwards the jacket refused to zip at all. I've attempted spreading the pull, etc, etc, to no avail. Does anybody have a source for zippers/pulls that would fit a B3? I'm not picky; they can either be NOS, salvaged, or repro. Just looking for something that fits and can arrive soon as it's starting to get cold.

    Thanks,

    Rob
     
  2. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Active Member

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    Have you contacted ELC? They may be able to help.
     
  3. s4rmark

    s4rmark New Member

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    I think they're closed until January 9th. If you do contact them, phone them as they can be quite slow with email response.
     
  4. Isisllc

    Isisllc New Member

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    I'd like to find a source in the states, if possible. While I picked up the jacket while working in the UK, both jacket and me are stateside. I was able to make some progress with the pull this morning, but it still isn't ready for primetime.
     
  5. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    i have a coupla rmj-rmnz talon [look and function like the real deal] pullers. in the us? pay for mailing is all i want. name, address?
     
  6. Grant

    Grant Active Member

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    For what it's worth, the male side of the Kwik zip on my ELC HLB malfunctioned, so returned it to Devon. Gary and the crew did a first rate job replacing the zip matching the stitch holes exactly!
     
  7. Isisllc

    Isisllc New Member

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    I should have checked in and read these responses earlier! I went ahead and ordered two zippers and a small bag of the top stops from mash.jp. I'm not sure how long they'll take to arrive, but I'll let everyone know how installing the new pull goes.
     

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