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    what hinges are people using for hard tonneau cover

    Saw at a show a pickup with a wood tonneau and the hinges were like something from a rock and roll bed (looked very mechanical) .

    What do people use.
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    Big vr used vectra bonnet lifters type jobbies if memory serves me. It may be in the how to section. I of course may be misunderstanding the question!
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    Will have a look in the how too's. Thanks
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    Had a good look into this and think bed storage hinges might work.
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    the vectra ones are good as they has assisters built in and also pull the "back" away from teh window a little.

    Not sure what would happen if you had a heavy lid.

    Think ive a spare set if you need them

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    Was wanting to make it from 12mm ply so worried that it would be too heavy. What do you think and how much do you want for the hinges? Thanks pal
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    Vectras don't exactly have small bonnets? Are you using a full 12mm ply sheet? I'd imagine it'd be within the weight limits, just might need another set of gas struts

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    That's why I was thinking the hinges for under bed storage as they hold the weight of a full mattress.
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    you’d have to make a frame up of some sort as the width of the rear bead is 1305mm so you’d need a width of at least 1355mm. unless its special order but a sheet of ply is 1220mm wide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.F View Post
    you’d have to make a frame up of some sort as the width of the rear bead is 1305mm so you’d need a width of at least 1355mm. unless its special order but a sheet of ply is 1220mm wide
    Ah I see. In that case I will probably make a mild steel frame.
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    Here are some pictures of mine, I think these are vectra hinges.
    (It’s not for sale anymore)

    http://www.vwcaddy.com/showthread.ph...-Interior-etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hgiblin View Post
    Here are some pictures of mine, I think these are vectra hinges.
    (It’s not for sale anymore)

    http://www.vwcaddy.com/showthread.ph...-Interior-etc)
    Just what I needed to see cheers pal. What sheet material did you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sallyandsean View Post
    Was wanting to make it from 12mm ply so worried that it would be too heavy. What do you think and how much do you want for the hinges? Thanks pal
    If i can find them.... £15delivered?

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    Done. What's your email for PayPal please
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    I didn’t make it, it came with a Caddy I bought a few years back.

    It’s a metal frame, with marine ply and covered in vinyl.

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    I made a bolt down cover for mine out of marine ply. Got a 10 x 5 sheet. Weighed bugger all was able to put it on and remove it easy enough.

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    Hi pal Not sure if messaging working as it doesn't kook to be sending. Did you find them?
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    I too used Vectra hinges and then added linear actuators to push the lid up electronically and had a central locking actuator pull the lock when it lifted.
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