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Project: Barn Door to Dutch Door

April 25th 2011, 9:51pm

After doing some research here on the forums, other forums, and asking my local neghborhood body man, I decided to go ahead and start my swap from barn doors to dutch doors.

This thread will illustrate the steps needed to accomplish this, including any mistakes I make along the way.

The guinea pig going under the knife (ignore the rear ground effects, that project is posted elsewhere here on the forums):
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Step 1: Find some doors to swap!
I find that using craigslist yields better results than Ebay for these kinds of things. I was able to locate a complete set of 6 doors from a newer van for $150 picked up. All doors are complete with power everything, door panels, speakers, wiring, mirrors, glass, and virtually rust free. If you are willing to travel a little distance, might I suggest www.searchtempest.com to search multiple cities on cragslist.

Here are 3 of the doors I picked up:
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Stay tuned for more.

Re: Project: Barn Door to Dutch Door

April 26th 2011, 1:25am

Grabbed the rest of the doors today. I'll take pics as soon as it stops raining.

Re: Project: Barn Door to Dutch Door

April 26th 2011, 8:54am

good luck with the project. I will be door searching this weekend.

Re: Project: Barn Door to Dutch Door

May 18th 2011, 6:54pm

Any progress

Re: Project: Barn Door to Dutch Door

May 22nd 2011, 12:45am

No progress lately other than stripping the passenger doors down to pull the inner parts for my doors. I've also been busy working on the front suspension. New a-arm bushings, ball jonts, bearings, shocks, and 2" drop coils. Still need an alignment. Also been chasing down a wiring problem.

Re: Project: Barn Door to Dutch Door

May 22nd 2011, 3:11pm

CANT WAIT TO SEE PICS WHEN ITS DONE

Re: Project: Barn Door to Dutch Door

July 4th 2011, 2:52am

Any progress?

Re: Project: Barn Door to Dutch Door

July 4th 2011, 5:01pm

tpibadassastro wrote:Any progress?


Not recently. I've got some other projects going on with the van that I need to get done for inspection.

I got my new airdam put on the front, gonna put the rear rollpan on next so I can my exhaust done.
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