turtle top trailer


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m2102
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turtle top trailer

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my question is, has anyone taken a turtle top trailer,4 spring loaded hooks hold it on and can be lifted off,and put hinges on it so it would not be removed just hinge up. it also has a double weather seal lip on lid and bottom half


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Do you mean a car-top carrier? Not sure what a "turtle top" is...This is what I built prior to buying a bunkhouse. It worked well and I did add a hinge to allow it to open and close. Never had any leaking issues. Wasn't the prettiest...but it did the job!
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2008 GL1800-HPNA - Red 83,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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Re: turtle top trailer

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that is very similar to the one i bought,although not home made. yours has the latches like mine does.only difference is mine are front and back,not on the sides. does yours have a rim on the top half and also on the bottom half for sealing? what kind of hinge did you use and could you post a couple pix of the end result? i new all i had to do was ask and someone would be able to shed some lite on my question.
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1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-F Super Sport 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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I don't have any pictures that show the hinge, but it was just a piano style hinge that went along the edge (opposite side of the picture) and was screwed or riveted to the unit. the hinge was purchased at Home Depot or Lowes for about $6.00. It does have a skirt around the top portion on the box to seal the unit closed better, never added any waterproofing seals.
2008 GL1800-HPNA - Red 83,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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Re: turtle top trailer

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Thanks wingpilot96,gives me a place to start


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