HELP, door [not cupboard] stay wanted

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  1. cudleydudley

    cudleydudley Read Only Funster

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    HELP PLEASE my tribute t-625 m/home door, has a "stay" which allows it to open and "stay" at aprox
    180 degrees, [this stops it hitting the side of the van] what i want is a "stay" that will stop
    90 degrees, as well, so when the awning is up, the door will not, hit the awning wall.

    note there are a lot of window/cupboard stays, but they, are not the right thing and to flimsy
    for a door when the wind is blowing :Doh::helpsos:

    george = cudleydudley
     
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    Hi George, Go down to your local scrap yard and get a gas strutt and brackets off a hatch back like a Corsa .
    Position brackets on inside of hatch where required to hold it at 90 degrees.
    The strutts are strong enough to hold against wind.:thumb:
     
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    another alternative again from the scrap yard is a piece of seatbelt.
    if you use press studs to fix it then you have the option of holding the door at any position you like. and use a bungy cord to hold it open.
     
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    thanks lads any more ideas, the old seat belt looks best at this time, but would press studs hold it ?
    what are those "things" called where they go through a slot in the webbing, and the "thing" twists to go across the slot to hold it to the door/wall.
    but as anyone got another answer??
     
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    the press studs should hold if they are pulling sideways another option is velcro.
    or maybe you could get hold of a wire type rear van door stay off a vauxhall combo or escort van.
     
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    Or perhaps an eyelet and turn button would work.

    Jan
     
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