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Old 05-12-2007, 11:43 PM
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Default Another Landing Brake Question

I had an actuator installed. Along with a really ragged cutout in the floor I just found it doesn't close completely. What is the common method of finishing the cutout to allow the lateral movement of the actuator arm without blasting out the rear passenger? Is this done with some sort of boot?
Klaus saw the closing problem and told me to get it fixed. He suggested some sort of attachment on the door that is flexible like an engine mount type of rubber piece or a stiff spring so the actuator pulls agains something with some give, then shorten up the rod. What works for those of you who have these installed correctly?
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:11 AM
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I screwed mine up also. When completely closed, the aft edge was still stuck out 3/8 inch.

I made two new brackets for the LB. Then redrilled the holes for the actuator.


I would explore the possibility of drilling and threading the end of the actuator so I could use a threaded rod end (10x32). Then this could be easily adjusted.

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Old 05-14-2007, 09:35 AM
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