|The original over center latch stopped working properly and I
flew for 10 years with a piece of brakeline looped through the latch
to prevent it from blowing open on takeoff.
I removed the old latch.
|I made new brackets and mounted camloc receptacles.|
|Showing the underside detail of mounting the receptacles.|
|I then flush riveted a piece of aluminum, with edges for strength to cover the original holes.|
I used MicroLite to fill the holes. Sand and paint and you are
set. I know, the paint doesn't match. I'm repainting the
cowl in the near future.