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Racerflash
11-24-2012, 07:55 PM
I hated the small, black, hard to find trunk strap on my rear lid, but I didn't want to shell out $40 for the Madness leather one (even though it is really cool). So, I bought a heavy duty red dog leash for $5 and a grommet kit from Home Depot ($6) and see the result! I have enough leash left to make about 3 more if anybody is interested?

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Crossfirecat
11-24-2012, 08:00 PM
Great idea! Looks great too!

Tweak
11-24-2012, 08:05 PM
Looks good, confused by the hard to find part others have also stated but I guess red stands out more than black, I just go by feel myself though and never had an issue. If you can get someone to stitch something into it it'd be even more sweet!

Pinecone
11-25-2012, 08:07 AM
Now need to find a place to embroider it with Fiat or Abarth and sell them. :)

Berliner
11-25-2012, 09:24 PM
LOOks great kinda sad that 500 Madness now has to compete with Petsmart.

FTY
11-25-2012, 10:06 PM
I want!!

adam42
11-25-2012, 11:43 PM
Now that is what I call using your head for something other than growing hair, great Idea.

Racerflash
11-26-2012, 12:47 AM
LOOks great kinda sad that 500 Madness now has to compete with Petsmart.

HaHaHa, not trying to take business away from a vendor, but just needed a better strap and it didn't have to be $40 worth of leather!

Saxonite
11-27-2012, 06:30 PM
Looks good. For awhile before I bought one off 500madness I had a nylon Porsche RS America door pull that I made into a keychain originally. It's probably the cheapest Porsche part you could buy. $10 shipped for two handles. I worked well while I had it. They had a couple different colors so if someone was trying to match the exterior they probably could.

Zack Hurst
11-28-2012, 12:05 PM
Looks great!

Racerflash
12-14-2012, 12:26 PM
Here's an update on this cool trunk lid strap. Everyone loves the look and feel and comments how smart Fiat was to include such a visible and beefy strap! These are now available for sale from Eurocompulsion!

http://www.eurocompulsion.net/

Enjoy,
Flash

MADNESSLuckyJay
12-14-2012, 01:19 PM
HaHaHa, not trying to take business away from a vendor, but just needed a better strap and it didn't have to be $40 worth of leather!

Just as an FYI, the trunk handles we sell are made by BLACK of Italy, so they do cost a little more, due to the name, shipping over from Italy etc. Some people are really big fans of BLACK, but I must say, well done on your handle!!

Racerflash
12-14-2012, 02:14 PM
Just as an FYI, the trunk handles we sell are made by BLACK of Italy, so they do cost a little more, due to the name, shipping over from Italy etc. Some people are really big fans of BLACK, but I must say, well done on your handle!!

Thanks Jay, I'm a fan of the Black products too!

FTY
12-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Haven't updated the site yet with pictures of mine installed, work has been insane with the holidays approaching...they are nice and beefy and a steal at $15 bucks (shipped), If anyone wants one prior to me posting it on the site feel free to paypal: payment@eurocompulsion.net Just include in the note (Bob "flash" trunk strap). Thanks in advance....I love these grassroots mods. Inexpensive and effective :).

Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
12-14-2012, 10:00 PM
Installed mine, love it!4526

FTY
12-14-2012, 10:49 PM
Looks great, what great update.

FTY
12-18-2012, 07:58 AM
Updated Website Finally:

Red Trunk Strap HERE (http://eurocompulsion.net/interior.htm)

Here is a comparison Pic:

STOCK VS BOB's TRUNK STRAP

http://www.eurocompulsion.net/REDSTRAP1.jpg

Gucci500
09-02-2013, 07:59 PM
Should the convertible come with a trunk strap?

ReconTopher
09-02-2013, 10:42 PM
Nope, not reaching up high to pull the hatchback down.