Rear storage cover repairs?

Shdwdrgn

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Dec 4, 2011
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Both of the tabs on my storage compartment cover have broken, and I was just wondering if anyone has ever come up with an easy solution for repairing them? If the carpet can be pulled loose, I might try cutting out some metal tabs to bolt to the plastic cover. Of course spring-loaded hinges could also be a nice option. I just find that I frequently am trying to open up that cover while I have stuff piled on top, and it put too much strain on the original plastic.
 

djthumper

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Nov 20, 2011
14,955
North Las Vegas
Mine have been broken for a while. I have been wondering the same thing.
 

Regulator

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Nov 20, 2011
2,496
I picked up one in a junk yard for ten bucks.
 

IslandRunner

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Dec 4, 2011
316
Replaced mine with oak awhile back, just cut sand screw some metal tabs on and its good, no latch but I've gone 2yrs without a problem. I'll post pics soon.
 

Wooluf1952

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Nov 20, 2011
2,663
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
If mine ever break, bolting or gorilla gluing on some pieces of metal would be my first thought.
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
49,665
My tabs are good, but need a new latch.
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
49,665
IslandRunner said:
I will look for my latch tomorrow if I find it I will send it to you if you want it.

Sweet. Let me know if you find it!
 

djthumper

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Nov 20, 2011
14,955
North Las Vegas
My latch works fine, so I guess that is the only reason I haven't done anything else with the tabs.
 

MrDJ

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Dec 4, 2011
180
Waxahachie, TX
The latches are around $18 on eBay. Mine broke a while back and I replaced it. The ones on eBay are a little stronger though. The original pin in the latch is plastic I believe, and the one on eBay has a metal pin.
 

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