CAPITAL CITY FIRE HELMETS

Hartford CT - Since 2010

880 CONVERSIONS

The 880 thermoplastic helmet has been a popular option since the 1970s. When first introduced, it had no ratchet and featured a fully adjustable liner. As years progressed, ratchets and impact caps were retrofitted, making a good fitment harder to obtain. The original liner and associated parts have been discontinued as well.


The first 880 conversion created by Capital City and Rag Top over 8 years ago consisted of installing a brass liner band for a 5A into the 880 shell, for a fitment exactly like a leather helmet. 


A second conversion as of 2020 consists of a fully adjustable liner from a different helmet for circumference and ride height. The elimination of the ratchet is a key point as well. This allows for a versatile and comfortable fitment like the original 880s, only better.

You can either send in an 880 to be converted OR have us supply the shell for a build.


New Helmet Builds will come with an 880 shell and the following as standard:

Retro Brass

Front Studs

D-Ring

Edge Bead


Impact caps on modern 880s are typically removed. They can be left in place on request, but they will slightly size the helmet down



Plastic Band Conversion


  • Sizing from small to medium ( 7 ⅝ max)
  • User adjustable suspension for low or high ride
  • No ratchet
  • Suspension and liner installed using metal hardware like a 5A
  • Leather forehead pad STANDARD
  • Removable earflaps optional 8 inch or 4 inch length

Brass Band Conversion




  • Sizing from small to medium ( 7 ⅝ max)
  • Uses same brass retaining band from a leather helmet
  • Uses same liner and suspension from a leather helmet
  • Option of no earflaps or standard/short earflaps
  • User adjustable suspension for low or high ride using drawstring on cushion liner
  • Sizing can be changed using plastic sizing band under cushion liner

To Order:


Go to ragtopfire.com under the Retro Tab - 880 Conversions


RagTop is the only vendor for CCFH and the 880 is available exclusively there