Hi all: I have a 1980 Trillium
and the top door hinges gave out recently on a camping trip. (Scary, but God bless duct tape.) We limped home and now I'm fixing.
I saw a thread here (I think) where the owner had cut little ports on the inside which allowed him to then bolt the hinges in. This worked well but now I want to patch the holes on the inside in a way that allows for future access.
Since I'm relatively handy with wood, my first thought was to use a rectangle of 1/8" marine plywood, with light
scoring on the back side to cover the curve of the hollow, fiberglass tube-like beam. But then, the bottom hinge cover would be problematic given that it curves in two dimensions: around the beam and "down" the beam where the tube begins to narrow. I'm not sure, but I don't think the plywood would bend well in two directions.
I'm thinking a more mold-able patch is in order -- maybe out of fiberglass which I have never worked with or some other, moldable material that will dry hard and be paintable. (I want to be able to screw the patch to the column.) Does anyone have any suggestions for material to use? Thanks in advance,