That's what i was thinking, I was also thinking that I could use the hinges from the rear tire hanger off of something like the jeep wrangler, those hinges seem like they could handle the weight, or maybe fabricate something like that.*Snip
I've Searched pretty much everywhere, but I'll keep looking. I did notice at work today that the Nissan NV hinges could Definitely handle the weight of the rear door. I'm trying to find a totaled X for cheap to experiment with. Any suggestions?There was a member on here who tried it. I am not sure where it is located, you could try to search for it or someone here will know where the link is.
Well, I camp pretty much every weekend in the summer and like to sit on the rear bumper, but i can't get very close to the fire with the way the hatch opens now, It ends up just getting cooked by the heat of the fire. Plus, it would be pretty much one of a kindMight be able to get some used hinges from a junkyard... Would def require some fab skills like welding and body work as well. Any particular reason you want the side open vs overhead? I mean, if you wanted to mount a tire on the hatch I could see why you want it but to be honest, the work it would take to do that, you could just fab up a tire carrier.