jrmgkia
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Cargo Organizer Hinge Mod

Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:52 am

The cargo organizer is a poorly designed, overpriced, piece of junk. However my mom needs the divided space so it is the best option I could find. One of the problems with the cargo organizer are the lids, which aren't hinged and are difficult to use on a regular basis. So I bought some hinges at HomeDepot and added them to the organizer. I wanted to share the results here in case others might benefit.

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HPJ
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Delivery Date: 15 Aug 2011
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Re: Cargo Organizer Hinge Mod

Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:21 pm

+1, Nice job. How much do the hinges cost?

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mwalsh
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Re: Cargo Organizer Hinge Mod

Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:12 pm

Well done!
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jrmgkia
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Re: Cargo Organizer Hinge Mod

Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:34 pm

HPJ wrote:+1, Nice job. How much do the hinges cost?


Thanks guys. I think they were about four dollars a pair. Considering that the cargo organizer was $200 the hinge price was negligible. The only tricky part was getting the hinge placement correct so the lid would freely open and close.

laalan
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Re: Cargo Organizer Hinge Mod

Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:10 am

I used Rockler 28845 hinges. About $8 each at my local Rockler.

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Re: Cargo Organizer Hinge Mod

Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:00 pm

The other mod needed is to replace that cheap pseudo-wood with plywood covered in carpeting.
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