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Old 05-04-2010, 12:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I was thinking it would be best to have the hinge at the top with a frame to support it while it's up.
That's exactly what I had in mind. I plan on making a "headache rack" type frame with hinges at the top and gas struts to support the lid while it is up. The only challenge will be figuring out how to prevent the bottom front edge from hitting the box rails due to the lower swept arc as the lid opens. I'll have to think up some fancy hinge geometry for that I guess.
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