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Building a galley stove
What you''re doing is really a custom installation. If the camp stove you have is strong enough, all you need to do is mount it on gimbals. If you can get two pieces of stainless steel strap or tangs, and bend them into L shapes. Attach the bottoms in place where you want the stove and drill a single hole in each of the sides so the stove swings on the (short) bolts you put there. The tricky part is determining where the center of gravity of the stove is. (How high or low the swinging pivot goes.) You want it low enough so that it swings enough to keep it flat, but not so low that things get flung off. You want it high enough to swing slowly, (so as to keep things on it) but not so high that they don''t stay flat. Try to experiment with different positions, to see how they work. The whole thing also has to fit (and swing) in the space available. Remember that pots on the stove will change the center of gravity.
Many manufacturerers put weights in the bottoms of their stoves to help with these issues. Since yours is a custom effort, you will have to do some trial and error and see what works. Clips & latches are going to be difficult to find and probably not worth the effort, since they may not be strong enough.