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Cooler hinge from neoprene rubber

by Jon S.

Neoprene rubber installed as a cooler hinge

Neoprene rubber installed as a cooler hinge

Neoprene rubber installed as a cooler hinge
How the neoprene rubber looks when the cooler lid is open.

Coleman Xtreme cooler hinge solution. I read your site and remembered some rubber I had laying around. I mounted a 3" x3" piece of 1/4" neoprene rubber in place of the broken hinges. This allowed me to make use of the predrilled and reinforced holes. We will see how it works out over time.


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Response from Vicki (via email):

Hello Jon,

... Your experiment with fixing the hinges on a Coleman cooler or ice chest sounds interesting. Would you be willing to send a photo or two of what you did and how well it seems to be working? ...

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Attached are pictures. I spent $4 on the neoprene rubber and .80 cents on 8 - 3/4" #10 screws. (1/4" longer than the originals to make up for the rubber thickness.)

Safe travels.
Jon

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Note: This solution for Coleman cooler hinges follows Mike and Vicki's attempt to fix their ice chest and another driver's attempt so as to keep food cold in a truck for meal preparation.




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