Standard Hollow Tube Hinge Installation

If your Hinge looks like this:

 (About 95% of Hinges in Use)
Then this installation page is for you

Installation on Standard Hinge with a Hollow Tube
(If stacking Multiple sets on 18” Door Panels, instead of the Standard 21” Door, You must skip a door panel, use panels 2 and 4)
                Step 1                         Step 2                  Step 3                    Step 4                Finished

Step 1: Hold Rack Horizontal to Door with Small Hook Just Under Garage Door Hinge Tube.   
Step 2: Lift the Rack Slightly and Engage the Hinge Tube with the Small Hook.  
             Then Lower the Rack.   
Step 3. Run a Zip Tie (included) Through the Zip Tie Hole in Rack and
            Then Through the Center of the Hinge Tube.                     
Step 4: Secure the Zip Tie and Cut off Excess Strap.  
             (Do Not over Tighten Zip Tie, as it cases Rack to Bow)

(in some cases, you can use the buckle bracket instead of the Zip Tie, if you like that look better)

Installation on a Single 8’ Door with 3 Standard Hinges with Hollow Tubes  
This Product was Primarily Designed for the 3 Hinge Door.
Rods are meant to hang out over the end of the door!


Upside Down End Hinges
If you are using the end hinges, your rack may hang uneven if the you have the "Upside Down End Hinge". on your Garage Door.
The Upside Down End Hinge has the hollow tube with 
                                  with the roller bar in it below the hollow pivot hinge tube.
You have Several options when this happens.
1.  Let your end hinge be slightly lower, and your rods hang slightly uphill.
2.  Turn your end hinge over.  (there is virtually no difference in how your garage door will work or how your outside door seal with seal your door)
3.  Contact me for free parts to hang your Hooks Rack even with the middle hinge.
Should you choose to request end hinge parts, Please email me at and include a picture of your end hinge, the number of sets you purchased, and, of course, your mailing address.

Stacking Units on the Much Less Common 18” Garage Door Panels: 

Since the Hooks Racks were designed for the Standard 21” Door they won’t Stack without breaking UNLESS:
You use panels 2 and 4 and skip a Garage Door Panel in between.
OR You use the Swing Free Option OR 6” of Slack Option
(See Swing Free and 6" Slack Options on the bottom of this Page)
(Some Prefer this Option due to less movement of the rods when Garage Door moves.)

Hurricane Struts    
Hooks Rack is designed to work over 3” Struts that aren’t attached to Hinges & that use door hinges with Hollow Tubes.
(You may need to cut off the Alignment Leg if the Lower Strut is in the way)

Instructions installing upside down under the struts for Struts that are over 3” & other issues PLEASE contact me. 

Please refer to the installation sheet that came with your hooks rack or email us at

Also Please feel free to call if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or requests.

Thank you for your patience,

John Meyer - Inventor (retired Restauranteur)
816-454-9954  Home Landline

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The Swing Free and the 6 inch slack method are exactly what they sound like. 
If you are stacking your hooks racks sets on recessed hinges, and some of the other rare types and hinge/hurricane strut combinations, It maybe necessary to use one of these methods on your upper set of Hooks Racks so your lower set does not crush and break when running into the upper rack at the turn in the track on the way up.

The Swing Free Method is not to attach the bottom of the Hooks Rack and allow it to swing free and out on the way up to avoid the top of the lower rack.  (Actually this is the way it was originally designed to work)
The 6 Inch Slack Method is attach the zip tie very loosely to the bottom of the Hooks Rack and allow it to swing out about 6 inches on the way up to avoid the top of the lower rack.  (Actually this is the way it was originally designed to work)
              Here are some Pictures of the Swing Free and 6 Inch Slack Method.
For Additional Help, Please email me or Call Me.
John Meyer 816-454-9954 Home Landline