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Old 03 Aug 2003, 02:16 pm
Dundevil Dundevil is offline
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quote:Originally posted by Grouch

I'm handicapped also and have a hard time opening and closing the hatch. Are you looking for a better way to open the hatch or just a hand hold ? A friend of mine ( Pineapple ) has come up with a way to open the hatch from the side. If you're looking for just a hand hold I don't think there is a strong enough spot to mount a handle on the hatch

Here are some pics

http://community.webshots.com/album/81289206sQoviD

Grouch

Neat pictures. But a side opening door would seem to be even more inconvenient. That is, I eventually want to put in an interior lift for a mobility scooter and the side opening looks like a problem.

But you gave me an idea that might even be of help to you in opening the lift hatch. This is....

install a handle vertically on the edge of the hatch, say about 1" inboard. Maybe one on each side. There should be more metal on the edge for support. In addition to being the handhold It would also let you lift/close the hatch from the side once you released the catch.

Any comment from those much more knowledgable than this neophyte would really be greatly appreciated.

Dundevil
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