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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:02 pm 
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Hello people, long time no speak!

Im currently making a camping trailer, its going to have all high sides with a lid on top that i want to open up, but ideally i want the lid to overhang the sides and have a step down to aid in waterproofing... but this leaves me the problem of making it hinge?

Whats the best solution? The incredibly bad drawn picture below shows roughly what i want to make, hope it helps you understand.

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I think what you need is called a bent leaf hinge. Can't think of where you'd get any in the UK, though. There is an example of how they are made here:

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It may well be possible to bend your own using a home made jig and some strap hinges

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A steel gate hinge - they come in various sizes - clamped in a vice and bent to a right angle, would do this. It may need additional mounting holes drilled into it.


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thebroughfamily wrote:

Whats the best solution? The incredibly bad drawn picture below shows roughly what i want to make, hope it helps you understand.

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An ordinary butt hinge will work - fitted between the overhanging lip and the side of the box, with the knuckle at the bottom.

The one downside with having it like that is the leverage on the hinge fixings if the lid is opened much past 90°, but that can be overcome with an appropriate friction stay.

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Something like this....

https://www.s3i.co.uk/offset-door-hinge ... 6MQAvD_BwE

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