So I got my GE 7 CF freezer (FCM7SUWW) delivered today, woho. I started pulling it apart and taking measurements so I could make my trip to the hardware store only to find the lid isn't quite what I expected.
It is foam filled (of course) and the inside of the lid dips down into the freezer compartment a good 1.5". I trimmed out the overlapping liner and cut out the weather stripping (in one piece so I can reuse it) which leaves me with a 1" surface to work with.
My question is this... carve out all that plastic/insulation so it is flat or live with the bulge and use 1x8 vs 2x8?
Carving it out seems like it would be a real pita... not even sure where I would start. The problem not being getting the insulation out but leaving in the insulation that needs to stay, lol.
Here is an idea of what I'm talking about...
This is my first chest freezer too so for all I know this is a normal design. I just hadn't seen it mentioned in any of the keezer conversion/discussion threads so am clueless... nothing new for me really.