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#1 posted 12-28-2018 10:27 PM

I have some thoughts regarding the lift mechanism in your first photo:
1. Could you find a smaller mechanism like it that would fit what you have?
2. From your photo, it looks like you might be able to cut off 2” from the rear of the bracket so that it would then slide to the rear enough to accommodate the lid you have. You might then have to drill some new mounting holes.
3. You haven’t done any finishing yet. Could you remove 2” from the lid portion with the piano hinge and add 2” to the portion with the lift mechanism?
4. Maybe some combination of the above.

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