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m2102
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trailer question

Postby m2102 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:29 am



I have a small trailer
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, and was wondering if anyone had a similar one and added hinges to it and how and what they used. I have a wing with lights in it fir tail and brake but would be no problem to reroute. The spoiler isn't in this picture it was added later



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Re: trailer question

Postby themainviking » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:34 am

There are at least two methods you could use to hinge the top. One would be to use spacers between the hinge and the fiberglas to allow the top to open without binding, and the second would be to use a piano hinge. You can hinge to open to the side or to the rear.
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Re: trailer question

Postby m2102 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:55 am

thanks for the quick reply and suggestions themainviking. I had thought about a piano hinge but not sure if enough to fasten it on the main part of the box. for a hinge and washers do you have a suggestion as to what kind of hinge to use ?

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Re: trailer question

Postby themainviking » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:09 pm

Yeah, you could use two chrome strap hinges about three to four inches to a side, but do not just use washers as spacers, as you have to space the thickness of the lip on the trailer. I would use rubber, as in tire rubber, and get it thick enough that the lid does not bind, shape it to the hinges, bolt through it with washers on the inside to take the strain. These stainless ones might do the trick.

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Re: trailer question

Postby m2102 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:09 pm

I mite get a piano hinge and dry fit ti see hiw it will work. The strap hinges could go whete the latches are, and maybe paint close to color of trailer. Gives me something to think about, thanks




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