Door Conversions: Dutch to Barn & Slider to Barn Style!!!

Door Conversions: Dutch to Barn & Slider to Barn Style!!!

Postby Sparkydog [OP] » January 15th 2020, 6:32pm

1) Has anyone ever gone the other way and tried to convert a van with Dutch doors over to cargo/barn doors? If so, how did it go and what advice do you have for me?

2) Has anyone ever tried to convert the side slider door to a (large) barn door swing out to the left? If so, how did it go and what advice do you have for me?

(Note I used the search function and went back in time 2.5 years w/no direct hits.)

Thanks for any comments you might have!
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Re: Door Conversions: Dutch to Barn & Slider to Barn Style!!

Postby AstroWill » January 17th 2020, 2:28am

That is probably what I will do with mine eventually. I have dutch doors and want to swap over to cargo doors with rear opening windows.

Might even be able to team up with someone that wants to go the opposite way and work together, share knowledge and experience and save money on parts.

Never seen the slider done like you are describing, but I'm sure it's possible with a lot of work.

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Re: Door Conversions: Dutch to Barn & Slider to Barn Style!!

Postby Goosecreek » February 10th 2020, 1:19am

Converting the slider into a hinged door would take tremendous effort.
The door is long and heavy and would take custom hinges along with reinforcements in the door and b pillar.
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