There is lots of talk about double shear designs, which is good, but shear is pretty low down in terms of stresses a pivot commonly sees (unless you back into something with your swingout open straight back). Bending and fatigue are killers. Imo some of the designs posted here, even though technically double shear, are pretty week. The supports should have decent surface area.. think bushing instead of a hole through a plate top and bottom. Designs that keep the bolt/spindle ends 'captive' while adding support are good. Even in the event of a stress crack, the bolt/spindle halves will remain, and function to a degree. A double shear failure produces 3 broken bits, but even with a double shear mount, it's far more like to end with two broken bits via some other stress other than shear..where will the ends of the bolt/spindle go in event of a failure? Keep the weight as low and as close to the pivot as possible. Have a well thought out latch.