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Tailgate to twin doors change in Transit Mk1

Postby jawor88 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:25 am

Hello,

Has anyone got a knowledge / experience in this case ? Is it possible to change a tailgate to twin rear doors in Transit mk1 with positive result - when the car looks like manufacturer version ? If we cut parts from twin doors version, will it be possible to rebuild the tailgate version ?

Thanks for any reflections and comments

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Re: Tailgate to twin doors change in Transit Mk1

Postby Neil » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:40 pm

if you look inside the rear pillars im sure there will be holemarks where the hingebolts would be drilled if it had doors fitted and not a tailgate,,, 4 on each side at the bottom and middle areas ??? the tailgate just unbolts then clamp the torsion to stop it springing while you take it apart drill your hinge holes fit the barn doors and swap the bottom tailgate catch for 2 holes to lock the barn doors
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Re: Tailgate to twin doors change in Transit Mk1

Postby bambi mk 1 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:30 pm

Neil wrote:if you look inside the rear pillars im sure there will be holemarks where the hingebolts would be drilled if it had doors fitted and not a tailgate,,, 4 on each side at the bottom and middle areas ??? the tailgate just unbolts then clamp the torsion to stop it springing while you take it apart drill your hinge holes fit the barn doors and swap the bottom tailgate catch for 2 holes to lock the barn doors
He wont be able to close the doors unless he removes the filler piece under the gutter :wink:
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Re: Tailgate to twin doors change in Transit Mk1

Postby 1958 harry » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:43 am

Never noticed that! You're correct on the tailgate models there's a filler piece welded under the gutter, the barn door versions don't have this.
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Re: Tailgate to twin doors change in Transit Mk1

Postby Neil » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:28 pm

:lol: he would find that when the doors swingin :lol:
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