Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Yuppers, if you look closely, you can see the spring on the hinge closest to the bar, as on the originals.
It is strong as an ox, fully functional. It may well be stronger than one of the originals - I don't know any more; I have only touched one, and that was 15 years ago.
I was going for the original, flat-top look. Easier to accomplish with .064 metal, too.
Thank-you for the comments. It certainly helps to make it more authentic in appearance and function.
I still want to get a real one, but this helps in the mean time.