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.
----- Response from Vicki (via email):
... 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? ...
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.)