HELP! 1983 VW pickup tonneau cover.. hinge question w/ pictures

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Im getting the 83 VW pickup road ready. Been mostly in hibernation for over a decade.

Just had paint and am installing/trying to figure out the hinge setup on a rare fiberglass tonneau cover. I don't have any info on manufacture or model. It was from a parted pickup years ago and all I have is a box of hinge parts and questions.

I'm hoping there is someone here that may have one of these or know someone with one. Maybe I can get some pictures and/or information





Inside forward passenger side.

Pictures to come of other uninstalled hinge parts.





inside forward driver side



My internet information search has yielded little. Below is what I've found

This appears to be what I have?





Other types? Hinges that I'm not opposed to retrofitting





I'll post more when I find them
 
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JELLOWSUBMARINE

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I laid out the parts and looked them over. This Rube Goldberg disaster doesn't even resemble a hinge? I'm thinking eBay hood hinges.




This is the underside of the tonneau and one attached bracket. It could have been put on backwards.


Again this Internet picture is all I can find so far.
 
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I just wish I could find a tonneau cover for mine! Sorry, not much help on that.
 

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I think this should work. The tonneau fiberglass frame structure has a flat area that appears to be designed for such an application as this type hinge


 
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