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Yeah, that's Parks'. I don't know if the black could be removed from the sidebars.
It is not that difficult to scratch-build new sidebars otherwise: drill holes and cut from a bar, then round them off. You could also take the opportunity to maybe also make smaller holes in them for the bent nail.
Rebelscum did the same back in the day ... and Roy is currently having new bubbles made in almost the same way as the original Exactra's were done with a metal mold and injection-casting . . . so it just depends . . . how much time and extra money you want to invest in making your own as opposed to ordering some in a new ANH kit from Roy by the time you need them + D-rings and some T-tracks
http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Replica-MPP-clamp-P328.aspx ... I just happen to come across it yesterday or the day before again, since Roy and I were discussing MPP/Heiland parts a couple of weeks ago :wacko
Love TCSS... always lots to find/see there..
plus the owner (Tim) is GREAT do business with.. never an issues in over 5+ years! great communication too!
Also a nice 'tool' here: file:///G:/ONE-TIME/Web/mds/2015/MDS-0615-670/mds-etoc-MDS-0615-670.html
to mock up most of the available parts before you buy them!! (end plug)
disclaimer: requires flash so no iOS devices will work..
I'm doing injection molded acrylic bubble strips. They will be in the thickness that makes sit tight in the clamp without modifications and they will be a little wider (15mm) so they fit nicely. If you want it the width of a real Exactra strip, you can take some of. That way you can choose. The injection molded piece will be far clearer, stronger, crispier and sharper than a silicone mold casting. And the material will be not turn yellow as most resins do. I'll be receiving the FOT (first out of tool) somewhere next week and I expect the first batch in 2 weeks more.
oh man, starting collecting parts, its all down hill from here, i remember when i started " i just want to make a graflex replica"..... now its, graflex, and V2, kanan jarrus, yoda lol
you are in a great place, and these guys are the best. Roy's parts are awesome, i highly encourage you to check them out, very affordable as well