So I did use buckles but I couldn't reach it, so went with good ol' magnets and like a 1 in. bar of steel. And of course I didnt take any pics, was a spur of the moment type thing. I'll take some pics when I get off today.
Got the hip plates done and the straps have been cut and attached to the length they need to be, took apart the ab plate and I will use elastic straps on the back side of the ab plate for more flexibility