How To: Hep's Designs Molle Hatch Panel

GPD605X Nov 11, 2015

  1. GPD605X

    GPD605X Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    I haven't seen anyone make a how to for this yet so I am. I won my hatch panel at WENT and installed it today with instructions from Hep.

    Tools needed:
    Phillips Screw Driver
    Flat head Screw Driver or trim pry tool
    11mm Socket and wrench
    Drill with 1/4 Drill Bit
    Knife/Blade

    Your panel should come with the following hardware:
    6 bolts
    6 washers
    12 Serrated Nuts
    6 wing nuts
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    Step 1: Remove the First Aid pouch from the hatch.
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    Step 2: There are 2 screws underneath the first aid pouch and then remove them.
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    Step 3: Just like the Oh Sh!t handles, there are 2 bolts/scews on the handle of the hatch. Pop the covers loose and unscrew them.
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    Step 4: Once you have removed the handle, using the flat head screwdriver or trim pry tool, simply "pop" the plastic panel off the hatch. It should look like this now.
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    Step 5: Get your Molle Panel and position it how you want it to fit onto the plastic hatch panel and mark your holes for drilling.
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    Step 6: Before you drill, look on the back of the plastic hatch and make sure you aren't drilling into or too close to one of the clips (like I did). Drill your holes using the 1/4" drill bit.
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    Step 7: With your knife/blade, you'll have to cut some of the plastic "grid" in order for the hex bolt and washer to mount flush onto the plastic panel.

    Step 8: Get the hex bolt and mount through the back side of the plastic panel along with a washer.
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    Step 9: Use 1 of the serrated nuts and secure the bolt using the 11mm wrench and socket. *Note: The serrated side goes against the plastic.*

    Step 10: Using another serrated nut, screw it in with serrated side facing upwards.

    Step 11: Position the Molle Panel onto the hatch panel and align it so all the bolts line up to their according hole.

    Step 12: Slide on the washer and the wing nut and tighten as needed.
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    Step 13: Attach the plastic hatch panel back onto the hatch. It should snap in just like any interior panel. Re-attach the handle using the screws and re-insert the 2 small screws where the first aid pouch goes and then you're done!

    Finished product:
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    Not mine but this gives you an idea of the uses for this awesome product.
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  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Nice write up!
     
  3. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Hey that's my panel ;/)
    The only thing I'd do different is head to Home Depot and buy some plastic spacers.. I'm not a fan of using two bolts for spacing them away from the panel

    Nicely done
     

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