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Mechanical Door (Hatch) props

Postby Geron » Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:23 am

Those of you who used the Mechanical Door (Hatch) props from Austin hdwe. What size (length) did you use??

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Postby norm perkiss » Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:12 pm

Geron,
I use this one. It is about 14+" closed and 27" when open.

http://www.austinhardware.com/product.a ... E96JHG9AMC

I proped the hatch up to the height that would clear my noggen and then located the prop on the side wall allowing for hatch ribs, cabinets, etc.

I mounted mine with the stock brackets. I have since talked to Uncle Denny, he modified the side wall bracket to fit almost flush. I will modify the bracket next time. It works perfect just not as slick an install as Denny.
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Postby Geron » Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:33 pm

norm perkiss wrote:Geron,
I use this one. It is about 14+" closed and 27" when open.

http://www.austinhardware.com/product.a ... E96JHG9AMC

I proped the hatch up to the height that would clear my noggen and then located the prop on the side wall allowing for hatch ribs, cabinets, etc.

I mounted mine with the stock brackets. I have since talked to Uncle Denny, he modified the side wall bracket to fit almost flush. I will modify the bracket next time. It works perfect just not as slick an install as Denny.


Thanks, very helpful.

Think that's the way I'll go.

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Postby bdosborn » Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:15 pm

I think I got the same one 14"-27". At any rate, it was the biggest one they had. Don't know if you've skinned your hatch yet but I placed my props before I skinned mine. That way I could see where everything would lay out before I committed to screwing it in place.
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