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Hi Roland,

very 'out of the box' thinking - nice.

How smoothly does the inner run through the convoluted tubing? Is the tubing ribbed on the inside?

I did something similar but using appropriate sized plastic tubing sold for pneumatic piping. I was worried the inner would wear away the plastic, but it seems OK so far - although to be fair its on a different car that doesnt see much rain.

Richard

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On 24/04/2024 at 15:43, Lozza74 said:

Hi Roland,

very 'out of the box' thinking - nice.

How smoothly does the inner run through the convoluted tubing? Is the tubing ribbed on the inside?

I did something similar but using appropriate sized plastic tubing sold for pneumatic piping. I was worried the inner would wear away the plastic, but it seems OK so far - although to be fair its on a different car that doesnt see much rain.

Richard

Hi Richard, smooth on the inside, and the inner runs through no problem

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Finally got round to doing my rear inspection hatches, went a bit off piste with this one.  Having looked at photo's of other istallations I wanted something that didn't involve undoing lots of bolts/screws to get the cover plate off.  So I decided to go with some Marine deck hatches.  They come in two parts the inner unscrews from the backing plate.  The ones I used have a 6" opening

 

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Cut your hole to match flange on the backing plate   

 

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   Bond and screw the backing plate to the hole

 

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Et Voila!    

 

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Best to make a template of the backing plate flange

 

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All done.

 

There are extra benefits to the installation

1: Easy access as they just unscrew

2: Really easy to fit

3: Desgned for boats so they are watertight.

Roland

 

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That does look a really neat solution.

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Hi Tony,

Yes they are from AutoSparks. First impressions are, they are very well made. I've got the rear one all laid in, so far I've extended the wires to the rear hatch lock, micro switch, as they were (in my particular case) a tad too short. I will need to extend the electric aerial feeds as well. But this is because on my car the aerial is on the n/s rear not the o/s

The dash and engine bay looms have a gazillion wires and nothing is labeled lol, so they will be interesting when it comes time to connect everything lol

Roland

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