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Well I had an old toolbox with the broken lid and it got me thinking of another way to make it work after it broke that makes it appear to look original without any drilling or rivits. I got this idea partly from the wooden cover I had on my 94 and the one I built.
I had some 1/16" strapping and I cut a piece to fit between the inside grooves on the lid.

Then I epoxyed it in place and put another piece over top (to clear the lip) and epoxyed that on so that a bit would stick out of the bottom.


Then the tab will slip right inside the tool box and hold it in place. Then just lock it up and you're done.
 

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Brilliant. Very easy and effective. Well done. :beerchug:
 

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elegant and simple...nicely done!

You know those flexable ribbon cables they use for laptops and such? those are pretty strong as long as they don't get creased. I was thinking of glueing it down to the cover and case as a flexible hinge. since mine still works, it will have to wait.

....but I like your solutiion :smiley_th
 

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That is slick!

I wonder if a short lightweight chain or cable "leash" would be helpful to keep lid from wandering away while the lid is open?
 

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That is slick!

I wonder if a short lightweight chain or cable "leash" would be helpful to keep lid from wandering away while the lid is open?
I was thinking that same thing :beerchug:
 

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I did similar with mine (dont even have it anymore, forgot who it went to) but I just took a section from an old anti-freese bottle and JB Welded it in...same principal....not so much a hinge, but a "keep"....and that should be enough....only time I ever opened mine was to remove the seat to get to the battery....lol....solo seat solved that issue....one accorn nut, easily accessible....done....never kept nothin in the back anyway....
 
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