Make it a Double

Tip for January 2009:
Double Hinges for Opening Panels

Certain car bodies have unusual shapes or very deep panels that don't lend themselves to traditional hinging techniques. One easy solution to this problem is to create a double hinge. Rather than have the door, hood, or trunk hinge anchored to one panel with an axis near the other panel, make a pivot on both panels as shown in the picture (indicated by the yellow circles). This will allow a much greater range of motion than a single hinge, plus you can often use straight arms that lay flat against the inside of the body and won't interfere with interior details.