convert dutch doors to barn doors

convert dutch doors to barn doors

Postby courier280 [OP] » February 25th 2008, 3:05am

hi, is it possible to convert a dutch doors to barn doors?
if i am willing to trade my dutch door for barn doors, will everybody jump on it?
i like barn door very much, that's the whole point of astro van.
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Re: convert dutch doors to barn doors

Postby chops » February 25th 2008, 4:41am

I converted to dutch doors from barn doors it was fairly easy so I dont think it will be any problems for you... keep us posted with pics and a how too....OBTW have fun with the door pins!!!
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Re: convert dutch doors to barn doors

Postby astrodriver » February 25th 2008, 10:33am

Yeah, doorpins are a real problem. A guy told me, a tool is available for pulling out these pins. Is it true?
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Re: convert dutch doors to barn doors

Postby digitalastross » March 3rd 2008, 3:34am

id be very willing to trade you doors . im looking for dutch doors for my astro . i have barn lets talk e mail me [email protected]
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Re: convert dutch doors to barn doors

Postby CaptSquid » March 3rd 2008, 11:44pm

Why???????
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Re: convert dutch doors to barn doors

Postby mtrhead79 » March 4th 2008, 4:45am

eastwood makes a tool for door pins
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Re: convert dutch doors to barn doors

Postby courier280 [OP] » March 18th 2008, 8:04am

digitalastross wrote:id be very willing to trade you doors . im looking for dutch doors for my astro . i have barn lets talk e mail me [email protected]



hey where do you live,
i am only willing to downgrade to barn door, will you take the rest? like remove and install the doors, painting...
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Re: convert dutch doors to barn doors

Postby efreaq » May 20th 2008, 1:51am

I just dont understand why you would want to. :?:
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Re: convert dutch doors to barn doors

Postby bzmotoninja83 » May 20th 2008, 4:53am

i have an 89 and want the newer dutch setup... i think..... can i convert to the one with the full glass and half doors? is it hard? l8r and thx
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Re: convert dutch doors to barn doors

Postby axisg » May 21st 2008, 6:29pm

I personally prefer the Barn Doors over the Dutch Door design. For me I put skids in the back of the truck on a regular basis. With the Dutch Doors the forklift operator has to be very careful not to run in to the upper portion of the door glass when loading the skid. When I had the van with barn doors there was no issue.
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Re: convert dutch doors to barn doors

Postby courier280 [OP] » April 19th 2009, 12:30am

axisg wrote:I personally prefer the Barn Doors over the Dutch Door design. For me I put skids in the back of the truck on a regular basis. With the Dutch Doors the forklift operator has to be very careful not to run in to the upper portion of the door glass when loading the skid. When I had the van with barn doors there was no issue.

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YEAH!! barn doors can load up skids fast and easy,
and when you are at a loading dock. open the barn door wide open and back the car into the dock and save a lot of back pain if you got 10 to 30 box of paper to unload (500 - 1500 lbs)
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