indide door handle rear barn door installed

indide door handle rear barn door installed

Postby snapper388 [OP] » November 5th 2013, 10:19pm

been thinking about doing this since I bought the van with a broken outside handle and learned it did not have one on the inside.the handle and linkage I used is off of a 94 astro barn door . I used a tubing cutter to cut the groove in the linkage . and a rubber wire groment where the linkage comes through the top of the door. :banana:
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the red is where I trimmed the door and drilled a new hole
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drilled an extra hole for the lock linkage
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if you do not have a welder you can use a 1/8 cable clamp
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Re: indide door handle rear barn door installed

Postby chevymaher » November 5th 2013, 10:51pm

Excellent mod. :rockon:
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Re: indide door handle rear barn door installed

Postby 97cargocrawler » November 6th 2013, 12:11am

Niiice! :thumbup:

Does this still enable use of the external handle and lock?
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Re: indide door handle rear barn door installed

Postby snapper388 [OP] » November 6th 2013, 1:30am

you can open and lock or unlock from inside or outside.
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Re: indide door handle rear barn door installed

Postby RECox286 » November 6th 2013, 2:27am

Y'all impressed the h-e-double-hockysticks out of me with your cobbling. Yankee know-how...can do !

Very close to what I did on my 86. Rumaged thru the JY and stole er, obtained a host of door lock

and handle parts. Cobbled it together to work from the inside.

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Re: indide door handle rear barn door installed

Postby icebrrg3rd » November 6th 2013, 3:15pm

Nice mod! :thumbup:

So do your back doors have metal panels that cover the openings or is it just the cloth covered piece?

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Re: indide door handle rear barn door installed

Postby snapper388 [OP] » November 6th 2013, 3:27pm

my door panels are thin plywood with cloth cover.
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