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Thread: Door catch

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    Default Re: Door catch

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert Pierce View Post
    Stanley Cabinet Catch is what Piper used. Still available.
    I wish someone would replicate the Stanley catch in stainless steel. Both of mine are about 3 years old and I fight rusting regularly.

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    Default Another door catch/stop question

    My new sealed struts from Airframes Alaska are curently being installed at annual. I've seen a couple of posts about using vinyl tape and hose clamp, or an epoxy catch mount solution, but this is still challenging us. I don't care very much that the door "catches", but I don't want it to swing wide open and scuff the paint from the new strut. So any solution that stops the door before it can contact the strut would be good. If you recommend some sort of JB Weld type product, please be specific. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Another door catch/stop question

    Short Wing Piper Club sells door catches.

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    Default Re: Door catch

    Use a stick on bumper or some Teflon tape. problem I see is banging back and forth in the wind while trying to get in and out or loading,

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    Default Re: Door catch

    I purchased ball-catch hardware from local DIY or woodworking shop.
    Riveted the receiver to aluminum and used dbl-sided Gorilla tape to the strut.
    Screwed the stub part to the doors.
    Example, buy the larger size (holds well, easier to adjust)
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    Default Re: Door catch

    This is what I have on my Vagabond.
    The previous owner (many, many years ago - a French flying club) had drilled the strut to fix the rod attachment to the strut.
    I now have sealed struts so made the wrap-around strap from a stainless steel Jubilee clip and silver soldered the rod to it.
    Used a thin strip of rubber to go between strut and bracket.
    TonyN
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    Default Re: Door catch

    this is how I did the door catch on my Pacer. .032 aluminum strap with the replacement latch from Univair flush riveted to the strap. I glued some cowling anti-chafe tape to the back of the strap to protect the strut.
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    Adam Rhoads

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