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REFLECTOR: Re: Door damper bracket

Venky's Velocity Hangar wrote:
> This is on a Classic door (clam-shell door) so the Elites may or may not
> know about this. But this is a generic enough question for hardware fitting...
> As it usually happens, the final adjustment of the door to make it "just so
> perfect" has resulted in an aft hinge placement that the fuselage damper
> bracket has trouble attaching itself to without bumping against the
> fuselage door lip. Simple sanding to fit is not going to work. I need to
> make the damper bracket arm come down a little more as well as mount it at
> a slight angle to the door hinge to align it perfectly with the damper
> bracket on the door.
> The question is would it be sufficient to create a microglass
> (AlphaPoxy/glass) pad between the hinge and the bracket with the proper
> angle similar to the pad between the hinge and the fuselage or would I
> really need to weld another piece of metal (in addition to the tab that is
> already welded) and grind it down to the correct fit?
> With the former, I would glass pad would be bonded permanently to the
> damper bracket. So the aft screws will sandwich "fuselage-microglass
> pad-door hinge-microglass pad-door damper". Is this going to create
> problems down the road with the pad coming apart?
> Any thoughts on such fabrication?
Dear Sir,
I've cut out my doors and will soon be faced with this problem.  What
did you finally do?  I have Nate's shorter brackets so maybe a non issue
but your input would be appreciated.

Sincerely yours,

Rene' Dugas