I had hoped to build a collar that was connected to the lid for ease of loading and line management purposes.
However, the retards that built the freezer I got put the springs inside the lid, not on the outside like most.
I do not want to buy spring hinges and risk puncuring the innards of the freezer when attaching them (found this recommended for this type freezer in a search of the forums). So I want to utilize the springs built into the lid, therefore I believe I am going to have to attach the collar to the freezer.
Any reason why I could not attach the collar to the freezer on the back and the sides, but atach the collar to the lid in the front? So when I lift it up, only 1/4 of the collar goes up? I would put some weatherstripping in the necessary places. Anyone done this?