S. Heisley wrote:The bead board, painted white, gives your build a nice, clean look.
KCStudly wrote:Looks good, and thrifty, too.
I have no experience (yet!), but have read many times where people had their hatch lift from the wind. Don't underestimate how much force can be applied to such a relatively large flat surface. It would be very easy for you to just drill thru the lower ends of your strut tubes thru the tab on your lower brackets and slip an inexpensive quick pin thru. I would surely hate to see all of your hard work get marred up be a hatch that got pushed over backwards.
I jumped over here Wind Pressure Calculator linky and had some fun playing with the numbers to figure out the force developed by the wind on a given surface, so many feet above the ground. If you select "Other" for the location it will use whatever wind speed you put in.
les45 wrote: Just to emphasize how much of a pack rat I am, the chains were left over from an aftermarket cruise control that I installed in an old car in 1978.
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