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Old 05-23-2016, 09:54 AM   #1
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Reconfiguring baggage hatch door

I am cross posting from here about redoing a baggage hatch door to change from a "J" hinge (on the top or bottom) to a piano hinge along the side of the door.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 05-23-2016, 10:30 AM   #2
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What kind of hinge are you planning on using? I would recommend this in aluminum

http://www.mcmaster.com/#piano-hinges/=12jbpqk
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What kind of hinge are you planning on using? I would recommend this in aluminum

http://www.mcmaster.com/#piano-hinges/=12jbpqk
Thanks. That is exactly what I ordered.

I intend to install a c channel behind the hatch frame to which the piano hinge would attach. Any concerns about adequate support?

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That should do it
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Thanks, Kip, for your advice.

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Thanks for the info - I plan on doing the same. What size pin diameter would you recommend? Also, unfinished or anodized?
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3/32 to 1/8 bare. I also prefer the Mil Spec hinge but it may be cost prohibitive for most people. It is an extruded hinge vs rolled hinge, extruded is far superior to rolled.
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I am finished (for now) with the new hinge installation. See here.

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