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Tailgates on Falcon Vans.......

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Post by Vannin on 17/6/2009, 2:03 pm

Anyone had opportunity to do a barndoor to gates conversion????

Need to know how the filler panel (between roof gutter and top of top gate) is held on????

Found one on a van in QLD and I'm in melb, never taken one off before......

Tips, clues, hints & do they come off????

Cheers John
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Re: Tailgates on Falcon Vans.......

Post by Vannin on 23/6/2009, 1:34 am

Anyone know where there's a falcon van (XA to XC) that was tailgates, I can chop the back 8 inches of the roof off for transplanting????
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Post by Vannin on 30/6/2009, 1:54 pm

Still looking for this panel, got enough tailgates and hardware now.

Some spare hinges and hardware wouldn't go astray if anyone knows of any???????
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Post by Guest on 30/6/2009, 4:18 pm

Im thinking of selling my VT Commodore and getting an XF van (as I have heaps of parts for an XF sedan,including mags etc..The van that I may be able to get has the barn door set up..which I think is crap regarding vision thru the rear..I was thinking about a one-piece door with large glass window that hinged off one side using the original hinges on say the left or right hand side..Does anyone have any idea whether the weight of a one piece steel door would be too much for a standard set of barn door hinges?? Basically i would like a tailgate like whats on Checkmate
Oh and this is what I have in mind to do to the XF if purchased....

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Post by Vannin on 1/7/2009, 2:23 am

Don't think the standard barn door hinges would hold up to it.

Best to use 2 way tailgate from a wagon, (can fit them to only swing open & not fold down) pretty sure even the holden vans (i.e checkmate) use the Ford 2way gate hinge set up.

One of my plan "B's" is to use the wagon 2way tailgate (XB - XC, same gate as all XA to XF Utes)
Add the frame to the top of the tailgate to hold standard wagon window seals etc and fill gap towards top of standard barndoor opening (barndoors have taller opening than gates), leaving the standard wagon window in the tailgate (converting to electric), so ya can cruise with the window down on hot summy days!!!!
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Post by Vannin on 22/7/2009, 8:23 am

But all the above now on the backburner as I scored a new van XF with Tailgates already.........

And snaffled some new and used gates and hinges etc along the way...
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Post by Monk on 23/7/2009, 11:14 am

would be easy to buy a Holden Smile
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Post by Vannin on 23/7/2009, 11:22 am

I'm collecting vans or did someone call it "Doing a James!"

2 Fords now....
1 Holden
another Holden in the pipeline.........

but I'm not being greedy, I'm saving them from a worse fate!
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Post by mazdragon on 23/7/2009, 3:16 pm

good to see you added some class to your collection with a Holden.... Very Happy
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