Outdoor locker door retaining straps

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  1. colyoung

    colyoung Read Only Funster

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    My new van hasn't got any retaining straps on the drop down locker doors on the outside of the van lwhich the other van did have.I like to have these because the locker door can be held at about 90 degrees and make a table like shelf which is great for standing light objects on.Trouble is I can't remember how the straps were fitted on my previous van,even though I had it for 5 years!Could any kind person post a picture of how these are fitted please,so I can see what bits I need and what and where to fit.Many thanks in advance.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    be careful....the door construction may not be strong enough to take fixing screws.
    if factory fitted there may have been a strengthening batten built into the door.
     
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    a couple of lengths of plug chain screwed to the door and inner wall would do the job
     
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    see my post above.
     
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    I used plug chain and it makes a useful table for a cup or two of coffee in a layby. You do need to spread the load a bit as the inner skin on the locker will not be strong enough just to have a single screw hook or whatever. The inner skin on mine is GRP covered aluminium but some are just hardboard and so even weaker.
     
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