Originally Posted by SteveM
I have that particular model and the space between the lugs and the body through which the alligator clips pass is very narrow. A regular nylon strap, for example, is too thick. Same for typical leather straps. Although I donít have one, I think the string-end loops of Gordy type straps would work well as they would slip through the narrow space and loop securely on the lug post. I have an original alligator clip strap but donít trust the connection between the clip and old leather.
There has got to be a way to drill out the two per side rivets of the scissor clips and install a new leather belt strap, maybe use small bolts or re-rivet the new strap .