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Old 09-04-2018, 12:53 PM
findane findane is offline
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Default spring loaded oil door

There was a company called Justrvparts use to sell a spring loaded oil door. Anybody know where they are and if they're still making the door?
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:16 PM
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Search “oil door spring”. Both the spring and the hinge will appear.
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Old 09-04-2018, 02:58 PM
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Cleaveland tools has one that is pretty nice. I have used it in my old 7 and now on the 14. It has a spring that will pop open once unlocked. You will know it before flight if it is not locked.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:53 PM
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Default Spring loaded oil door

I used the spring from as mouse trap on my oil door.

Works fine.

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Old 09-05-2018, 12:50 PM
findane findane is offline
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Thanks forthe replies. I googled a variety of combinations of "oil door" and "spring" but it's not what I was looking for. I saw an oil door that was spring loaded where you pushed down to open and the oil door would spring back closed. It was a compete assembly. Sold by a company called Justrvparts. I can't find any information on the company
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:11 PM
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Here is the one I used. It both eliminates the hinge eyelets from view on the outside of the cowl, and gives a spring to open it. I then used an aluminum door and some bent angle to stiffen it. The door is held in place with a single hartwell latch.
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