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Old 07-20-2014, 07:57 AM   #1
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Mods to "Escape Hatch II"

Hi: All... The first mod was a small one. In order for the Spitfire 180 Grill to fit in the front upper storage compartment the door flange required some modification. Reace showed me how they do the propane compartment so with a small hacksaw and hammer I realigned the flange so the "Q" could slide right in.
The second mod was the installation of an "Alf Shelf" over the door. More complicated in the 5.0TA, than the 5.0, but not impossible... for ME!!!
4&1/2" oak crown molding has gotten $$$'s. $12.+ for 3' piece!!! Alf
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:05 AM   #2
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Nice job Alf…...
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:30 PM   #3
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Saw your first mod in person, the second looks great too.
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Hi Alf could you please post a photo of what you did with the storage compartment, it sounds interesting.
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Hi Alf could you please post a photo of what you did with the storage compartment, it sounds interesting.
He needed just a bit more height to get the Spitfire grill in, and took some off the bottom inside flange of the access panel to accommodate this. I bet he has a photo to show. He showed me how Reace does the same thing in the lower one to fit the propane bottles in.
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He needed just a bit more height to get the Spitfire grill in, and took some off the bottom inside flange of the access panel to accommodate this. I bet he has a photo to show. He showed me how Reace does the same thing in the lower one to fit the propane bottles in.
And no water leaks?
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:17 PM   #7
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Hi Alf could you please post a photo of what you did with the storage compartment, it sounds interesting.
Hi: PGDriver... Here's a pic. or two of the flange alteration. I didn't remove any of it... just cut the gasket, took out the pieces, bent the flange flat then reapplied the gasket pieces... all the while making sure the door still closed properly. I only needed a 1/2" more height. No leaks either!!!
ETI just removes the flange along the bottom for the gas bottles to pass thru. Alf
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That flange is inside the gasket so water should not leak particularly since only a small piece was cut.
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Hi: PGDriver... Here's a pic. or two of the flange alteration. I didn't remove any of it... just cut the gasket, took out the pieces, bent the flange flat then reapplied the gasket pieces... all the while making sure the door still closed properly. I only needed a 1/2" more height. No leaks either!!!
ETI just removes the flange along the bottom for the gas bottles to pass thru. Alf
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Nice job Alf, thanks Doug
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:35 PM   #10
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Nice job on the shelf Alf!
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