Allright, so It has been a busy saterday, I can tell you.
Following a suggestion from Mini forum member (Chris1275gt) , I wanted to explore the possibility to make another leather strap for interior. And here is what I came up with:
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picture is a bit dark as I just finished and it's now pitch blacks in the french alps as I write. basically, on my desk it looks like this:
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it is a (quite heavily modified) guitar amp handle. it's called a fender strap for a reason, hence the title of the topic today.
I ditch the terrible plastic strap and made my own (automotive grade) leather handle. it's back stitched by hand using cross stitch point. similar to what you find on steering wheel, to some extend. Of course, again, once on the door, you don't see it. but I know it's there and it's well made. that's what matters.
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turned out that the suggestion from Chris1275gt is a good one. it's still a pain in the b*** to make but it will keep the strap flat while driving. :)
cheers guys !