Now to determine the placement of components in the hatch with the new design (speakers, latch / lock, pneumatic lift mechanisms) – I purchased from Home Depot two lifts, rated to hold 8-12kg, to be delivered within “3-16 days”. The ones they had in stock were pretty little and thus unusable. I the mean time, most of it can be framed in.
We used a piano hinge with rubber from a bicycle tire inner tube surrounding it.
I cannot afford US$100+ for a hurricane hinge. I bought an RV hatch door from a dealer in town in hopes of using that, but it only had six screw mounting points to the hatch portion; not nearly strong enough. So, this piano hinge with rubber will be good.
more hing pics
7/3/2019 2:05 PM 4042984 teardrop 1 20190703_140546 piano hinge with rubber.jpg 7/4/2019 10:10 AM 3429873 teardrop 1 20190703_140555 piano hinge with rubber.jpg