HOW TO ATTACH LID STAYS
OK, now you own a new lid stay to go with your old trunk. How on earth does that thing go on there?
Here you go:
If you take a look at that
lid stay you'll see that one of the pieces of metal is longer than the
The long one goes down - nail this end to the base of the trunk.
The shorter end attaches to the lid, and the 'knee' should bend toward the front of the trunk.
Here's how to figure out where to put it:
It goes on the inside right-hand
side of the trunk. Open the lid and stand it up until it's perpendicular
to the floor (lid is straight up and down),
then lean it toward the front of the trunk by a few inches, so that it's slightly tilted toward the front.
That's the position you want the lid in once the stay is mounted.
With your free hand hold the open stay up against the inside of the trunk, and eyeball a good spot for it.
Best to avoid putting a nail through an old hole, so move it around until you can nail each end through good wood.
Each nail should be set back from the edge of the wood by about 1.5 to 2" or so - you don't want a nail to close to the edge of one of those boards or it may split eventually.