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    Default So what do you call that spring....

    What do you call that spring deal that holds the lid to a fish hold open. You know the spring deal that you have to push on the spring to get the lid to close. I have a broken one I need to replace but I cannot find them on line as I really don't know what they are called. My Googlefu is weak today. I could not find a brand name or anything else on the broken one.

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    Not sure what it's called but I bet you could find something that would work at Alaska Fire and Fastener.
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    stick or dowel ???

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    I believe the technical term is doohickey. In lieu of the factory part, Sounds like pot builder stocks a suitable substitute.

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    bungee's with hooks made to order !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR2 View Post
    ... the spring deal that you have to push on the spring to get the lid to close.
    I ran across the term recently, and was surprised it had a name. But darned if I can remember the term or where I read it. I've got them on a couple of Coleman 200 quart marine coolers. But there is a name.

    Double checked with Coleman and they call it a stainless steel "spring lid strap."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbitten View Post
    I believe the technical term is doohickey. In lieu of the factory part, Sounds like pot builder stocks a suitable substitute.
    I believe it's known as a thingamajig....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tearbear View Post
    I believe it's known as a thingamajig....
    Oops, you're right...the thingamajig is definitely the way to go as doohickies aren't considered marine grade.

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    Dang. We were all wrong. Glad ya found one.
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