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Old 12-07-2022, 06:56 PM
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Note Early fuselage.
What method did people use to locate and install the latch blocks in the early fuse.
I'm struggling with this.
Any pictures and any advice would be welcome.

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Rob
I just did this yesterday, I ended up, putting one block on the pin and positioned it through the mounting holes, as close to the line I had marked on the block. I then matched drilled one hole just deep enough for a cleco to bite, then the other hole, removed and final drilled on the drill press. The second block I also mounted on it's pin same as the first and modified it by (in my case removing material via belt sander, so there was a nice fit of the door. One issue I had was interference of the snap bushing. I worked around that by using a barrel stone on my dremel to make a recess.
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Old 12-16-2022, 02:53 PM
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Default Forward Baggage blocks

Done, installed and working.

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Old 12-17-2022, 10:02 PM
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I did mine today used a piece of blue tape with my latch pins left a bit long and covered them in red lipstick. Held the door where I wanted it and turned the key to engage the lipstick pins to the blue tape. Next I punched the two premade holes into the blue tape and its a template. All fits well
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Old 12-18-2022, 08:59 AM
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Default Latch Blocks

Gents

All done and installed,

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Slowly making progress
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Old 12-19-2022, 01:21 PM
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Here's a link to the blog post that mentions my latch block installation. It's a long entry (aren't they all?) but if you scroll all the way down and then back up just a bit you'll read the description and see the photos. Hope this helps. And yeah, the aft one is a pain. I was lucky to be able to reach the back side to apply the nuts by removing my Garmin EFIS and squeezing around the wire bundles.
http://goatflieg.blogspot.com/2019/12/
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I did mine today used a piece of blue tape with my latch pins left a bit long and covered them in red lipstick. Held the door where I wanted it and turned the key to engage the lipstick pins to the blue tape. Next I punched the two premade holes into the blue tape and its a template. All fits well
I did basically the same thing except I smeared some modeling clay on the blocks and ratchet strapped the door closed then moved the pins into the clay. Clay doesn't really like to stick to the blocks, but it can be done with a bit of scuffing.
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