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Re: Bristol 32 foward hatch support

Ok, the picture shows the hinge with the hatch open and on the middle notch of the arm. You will notice that the hinge halves are not parallel. When the hatch is closed, they are parallel.

I tried a wedge and the hatch couldn't close correctly. The knob fitting is shimmed slightly, maybe an eighth of an inch at the top edge.

I'm sure that folks smarter than I, and that's most folks I'm sure, could figure out the angles and not use a hinge, but that is the solution I came up with. I even tried drilling out the the arm pivot and replacing it with a loosely fitting bolt on the broken arm just to see if it would adjust enough. Nope.

Hope this helps.

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