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Old 12-06-2011, 04:06 PM
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Default Push open, push closed access panel

Anybody find a source for a hinge that you can press on and it opens then simply press it closed again?

Kind of like the old CD player access doors or an ashtray?

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Old 12-06-2011, 04:09 PM
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I've seen some covers that operate the way you describe, but I don't recall how they were made. Seems like some were off the shelf, and some were homemade. I think the secret is in the latch, not in the hinge, but it depends on the design. Some car gasoline hatch covers operate the way you describe.

A little different, but my 172 has a flush button that you push to open the hatch. Seems like we discussed this several years ago. Did you search the archives?

P.S. After I posted, I read your signature line. With your resume of RV building experience, you should be able to just tell us how to make or where to buy one!
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:43 PM
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I've seen one made from a cabinet latch from Home Depot.
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I order this one - just wondering if anyone else has tried these.

http://www.mcmaster.com/?orderview=n...atches/=f90uvg
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:33 PM
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I order this one - just wondering if anyone else has tried these.

http://www.mcmaster.com/?orderview=n...atches/=f90uvg
We have some of the "style 5" version on cabinets in the office where I work. I've replaced a few- they haven't proven very durable.
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I order this one - just wondering if anyone else has tried these.

http://www.mcmaster.com/?orderview=n...atches/=f90uvg
That looks like it would work nice. Let us know how it turns out!
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:41 PM
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I plan to use one of these if I ever put my map box door on.
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