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    Default bottom access door.

    I am restoring a pa22 that I purchased disassembled. the lower rear access door evidently was missing and I am not sure how it is suppose to attatch. I can see the screw mounts on 3 sides , but how does the 4th side fasten ? A picture would be of great help thanks.

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    Steve's Aircraft out in Oregon was rebuilding one and they had pics of the belly . I am assuming that's what you are call the bottom access door is the panel on the belly. I just redid one on my Pacer.

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    Don't have a picture but mine has a bracket attached to the door on two sides that wrap around the frame tubes. Then the screws basically hold it from sliding back out of place. Hopefully someone will be along with a pic.

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    Default Re: bottom access door.

    Took me a while to find them...











    Kind of hard to see.... the front and right side are made so that they slip over the right longeron and front formers... then the left side and rear are screwed on...


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    Default Re: bottom access door.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevesaircraft(Bri) View Post
    Took me a while to find them...











    Kind of hard to see.... the front and right side are made so that they slip over the right longeron and front formers... then the left side and rear are screwed on...


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    Why not put nut plates across the front, so you can suck it up tight to the fuselage? I havenít seen it done. But thatís what I was planning on doing to mine. Thanks Greg


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    Default Re: bottom access door.

    Would you use nutplates and screws, or maybe consider camlok fasteners?
    You go in there during annual and maybe when you need to service the ELT (if it's in that location like many are.)
    Why not make it easy on yourself with fasteners that never fall out and can be opened with your fuel tester screwdriver.

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    1955 PA22-150 "One For Papa!"

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    Default bottom access door.

    I have done plate nuts and #10 machine screws also... the panel pictures is just an example of how it was done as a stock part..

    Brian


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    Tinnerman clips work fine also.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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