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post #1 of 8 Old 06-07-2011, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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I've got a Set of 1550's & I'm wondering if anybody has any tips on creating hinges for them? I would like for them to open enough to get things out with out falling out. Even be sturdy enough to be like table tops. What do ya'll think?

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-08-2011, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Holy cow did I stump the unstumpable???? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-08-2011, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Maybe I should explain what I want better.........when I say hinges I mean lid catches. Hope that helps.

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They say you can talk to yourself all you want & not be crazy!
I don't agree with that Mike you are crazy! Look at you! All you think and talk about is this bike! I've even seen you sit in the garage and stare at this bike. You even moved lights around so that it will hit the paint job just right.
Shut up! I'm not crazy... you're crazy!

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You kind of lost me, but are you trying to set something up where the lids will only open so far? If so, what about adding some hardware like this:

http://www.thehardwarehut.com/catalo...p?p_ref=259888

http://www.thehardwarehut.com/largeimg.php?id=259888

If you put one on each side of the lid it would be "sturdy enough to be like table tops".

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-08-2011, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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That should work. I was hoping for some kind of wire like system. You're right on track for what I'm looking for. My Idea is to build velco straps to put everything in a fastened place. In the case & on the lid itself. So when I open it nothing has moved & I don't have to dig. When I open the lid on the bike it open's to 3:00 or 9:00. The lids can serve as a work table or dinner table.

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post #7 of 8 Old 06-08-2011, 11:19 AM
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You had me scratching my hair too (And there's not much to scratch)

I've got 1550's & didn't know what you were asking about the hinges.

Now I get it!

I'll have to take some pictures to explain better. I didn't want to drill more holes in the cases. Inside the cases there are some "nubs" with holes in them already. I fastened a small chain (think hanging fluorescent lights) to the "bottom" part of the case to one of the nubs, with a self tapping screw. The other end of the chain has a hook that hooks into one of the padlock holes. The chain is the correct length to hold the "top" at a 3:00 position (9:00 if you're on the other side)

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-08-2011, 11:30 AM
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I've got the 1550's from caribou cases. They use a small cable to stop the lid from opening too far. Works good, lasts a long time.
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