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      When I saw what you were trying to do, I wondered about using a hinge assembly like some older cars used. Kind of a cantilever system rather than a simple pivot hinge. I really don't know if they would work, but something like this:

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      When I saw what you were trying to do, I wondered about using a hinge assembly like some older cars used. Kind of a cantilever system rather than a simple pivot hinge. I really don't know if they would work, but something like this:
      Yes, there are few design variations, and that's what I was referring to in this:
      The other common solution, to avoid having the lid move too far toward stuff above the hinge area, is to use a four-bar linkage hinge. That's commonly found in the engine hoods of older North American cars. With this sort of design, the hinges could probably be moved further apart for stability... perhaps even at the corners where they should be.​
       

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