Originally Posted by day_trippr
If you're suggesting attaching a second set of hinges directly to the chest freezer, that would be risky bidness for sure.
Otoh, with a collar design one could use a whole bunch of massive hinges between collar and lid...
actually, no. I was suggesting on ditching the freezer lid itself & make a 'new' lid with 2x4s as a frame to make the seal then cover it with plywood. Stock hinges would attach the 2x4 frame to the chest as they would the standard lid.
but I see what others are saying about the hinges handling the weight... I can say my lid has to weight 100lbs + & while the Keezer is young, no issues yet!