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Post by samleeds on Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:39 am

On the roof (interior) of my 93 autosleeper vw clubman, there are 2 brown plastic swivel arms mounted on the roof that twist and hold the cupboard door up when opened towards the roof. Does anyone know what they are called and where can they be bought please.

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Re: Roof mounted latch

Post by samleeds on Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:16 am

samleeds wrote:On the roof (interior) of my 93 autosleeper vw clubman, there are 2 brown plastic swivel arms mounted on the roof that twist and hold the cupboard door up when opened towards the roof. Does anyone know what they are called and where can they be bought please.
i found them. they are called turn buckles

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Post by Paulmold on Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:48 am

I've never seen them used in the way you describe. Do the cupboard doors not have stays to hold them open?

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Post by -mojo- on Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:32 pm

I haven't seen them used like that, but for a tall owner it's a sensible modification. The problem with the stays is that - because of the way they work - you cannot get them to hold the door right up against the roof (because you have to be able to push them up to release them).
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Post by davtherav on Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:40 pm

My 1993 Talbot Express Talisman had the same. There was a partition just forward of the Luton opening that had a top hinged door in the middle. The turnbuckles held the door up to the ceiling.  I have removed this partition as I am going to be sleeping up here!
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Post by crosgor on Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:49 pm

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Post by Doris on Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:58 pm

We have them on our 1992 Executive.
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