As I said in an earlier post, the only way to get the extension bayonet for the panel closer is to order it online from the US. That costs money and takes time to be shipped and to arrive. So, I just made my own. It is made from a 2″ piece of 1/4″ solid steel pipe.

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The tip is ground to form the bayonet end. Then a hole is drilled at center in the other end 1/2″ deep. The hole is then threaded to correct size.

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The bayonet is threaded on to the bar to check. When happy the outside of the bayonet is ground and sanded smooth. When satisfied the bayonet is installed in the roof panel. Works well.

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