Getting the peg ropes though the grommetsI found this to be a real S.O.B. of a job at first. After a couple minutes of consternation, I double checked our rope and grommet sizes against the originals to be sure we hadn't measured incorrectly as it appears there is no way these will fit- but they do. Following more head scratching, I had a Macgyver moment and found a solution: I'm not sure if this is the "1942 approved" method, but it works well. Use a standard G.I. shoe lace, feed it through from what you want to be the outside of the grommet (right and left halves will need to be threaded opposite from one another), loop the rope through it, and use the shoe lace to pull the rope through. You will still need to compress the rope at the tip as much as possible with your fingers, but this works far better than fingers alone. Once the rope is through the grommet, then knot each end to prevent it from slipping out or fraying.