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Re: Slider extensions ? [Re: oldskool73] #728725
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Nice job Doug. Looks like a clean job. (I apologize for the late response, my computer quit and just found time to get off the island to replace it.)


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Re: Slider extensions ? [Re: oldskool73] #728782
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Hi All

The stock Chevy extender is 5 1/4 inches. I found one at the junkyard off a conversion van. It's exactly twice as long at 10 1/2 inches. I found it by chance. I was at the junkyard for something unrelated.

After I thought about it, it made sense. A lot of these conversion vans were sold off the lot with flairs. Some with running boards. If they had a sliding door, it had a longer extender.




Re: Slider extensions ? [Re: Tom 79 G 20] #728822
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Originally Posted by Tom 79 G 20
Hi All

The stock Chevy extender is 5 1/4 inches. I found one at the junkyard off a conversion van. It's exactly twice as long at 10 1/2 inches. I found it by chance. I was at the junkyard for something unrelated.

After I thought about it, it made sense. A lot of these conversion vans were sold off the lot with flairs. Some with running boards. If they had a sliding door, it had a longer extender.





Great info, Tom. Now find me an extension for a '75 Ford.


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Re: Slider extensions ? [Re: oldskool73] #740456
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My Vanagon came with the longer extension and it is broken. I have a spare one but it is smaller, is there a way to move the track or something to allow the smaller extension to fit?

Re: Slider extensions ? [Re: frscke1] #743517
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I have a 1975 Chevy G10 and my extension is 10 1/8" center line to center line. However, mine is not functioning correctly. It delivers the door to the rear locking pin about 1/2" to low. Can't seem to adjust it to correct this problem. May be the nylon block (although it looks good) or the arm is a bit bent. Any ideas. I'm getting frustrated with this issue.

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Welcome to the site Bill ....


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Re: Slider extensions ? [Re: frscke1] #743520
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I have a 1975 Chevy Van and mine is 10 1/8" center line to center line.
This is a response to Slider Extension Lengths on page 2 of this post.

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Originally Posted by BillRussell
I have a 1975 Chevy G10 and my extension is 10 1/8" center line to center line. However, mine is not functioning correctly. It delivers the door to the rear locking pin about 1/2" to low. Can't seem to adjust it to correct this problem. May be the nylon block (although it looks good) or the arm is a bit bent. Any ideas. I'm getting frustrated with this issue.


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Re: Slider extensions ? [Re: oldskool73] #744128
December 30th 2018 11:03 pm
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I extended my stock arm by welding in 6" of round stock. Door actually works smoother now than it did stock. On Chevy, you also need to make the linkage about 1/4" longer for the bottom latch so it will latch open.

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