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Chevrolet sliding door compatibility #725465
July 07th 2017 7:57 pm
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I apologize if this has been covered before but can anyone tell me the year range the sliding doors were compatable for the g-series Chevy vans? I have a '91 and I am looking to buy a sliding barn door off of a 1982.

Re: Chevrolet sliding door compatibility [Re: TexasATeam] #725466
July 07th 2017 8:14 pm
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71- 87 ..... 88-95 ..... 95 to present

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Re: Chevrolet sliding door compatibility [Re: frscke1] #725468
July 07th 2017 9:01 pm
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Is it really that simple? I thought there were several parts out there that bridged those generation gaps. Just not sure about the sliding door.

Re: Chevrolet sliding door compatibility [Re: TexasATeam] #725469
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The doors may be the same size but the lines may have changed or how it bolts up to the van or the slide mechanism works .... you can take a chance but Id find something a litl closer to the yr of my van.


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Re: Chevrolet sliding door compatibility [Re: frscke1] #725470
July 07th 2017 9:34 pm
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Okay, thanks for the advice. This one is hard to pass up because it's a solid sliding door and those are getting pretty scarce. But I think I will take your advice and hold out for one past 1988.

Re: Chevrolet sliding door compatibility [Re: TexasATeam] #725471
July 07th 2017 9:44 pm
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71-75 had doors without the lower body line. 1977-95 had the body line. I believe door handle operation changed sometime too.

Slider doors and swing out Barn doors are not interchangeable without a lot of work.

I never compared the hardware between years so they my be different, but I think all of the slide door extenders were the same through out the years.

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