Looking through old posts on storage options under the Murphy bed and came across this post from a couple of years ago.
Murphy Bed Sofa Mod
Going to Lowe's tomorrow to get parts and going this route. For securing the new "doors", I am going to try two stronger magnets first to see if this holds. There is a metal sofa frame that runs the length of the sofa so that should be good.
If someone has other pic's of this type of modification, might help me before I tear into it.
I will post pictures' of the work in stages. Just hope I don't screw the fabric cover up, everything else is replaceable.