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Any idea who can gull wing a door in los angeles area? #744723
January 24th 2019 5:10 pm
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its a 92 G20

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Re: Any idea who can gull wing a door in los angeles area? [Re: H20Toie] #744742
January 25th 2019 3:49 pm
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You can. Buy the kit and get busy!

Custom Vanner - Gullwing Door Kit

Re: Any idea who can gull wing a door in los angeles area? [Re: H20Toie] #744746
January 25th 2019 7:17 pm
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I have seen these installed on several different vans. They work very well and are a great value money wise. If Matchstick designed it, it is a good product!

Re: Any idea who can gull wing a door in los angeles area? [Re: H20Toie] #744748
January 25th 2019 9:50 pm
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Plus, once you buy the kit you can easily sell that slider extender for $150 and make most of your money back. Win, win!

Re: Any idea who can gull wing a door in los angeles area? [Re: H20Toie] #744749
January 26th 2019 4:37 am
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yeah except for the welding part, actually my biggest concern is how do people do the latches? i assume the back part of the door can stay the same but the front sure isn't going to work.

Re: Any idea who can gull wing a door in los angeles area? [Re: H20Toie] #744753
January 26th 2019 10:45 am
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Look closely at how your door latch actually works.

The latch on a gullwing door will work exactly as it does to release and close a slider. Pull it up and to the left to open, down and to the right to close.

Re: Any idea who can gull wing a door in los angeles area? [Re: Scrojira] #744773
January 28th 2019 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by Scrojira
Look closely at how your door latch actually works.

The latch on a gullwing door will work exactly as it does to release and close a slider. Pull it up and to the left to open, down and to the right to close.

Except that on the front part of the sliding door the latch slides into a bracket on the pillar before it will latch, on a gull wing the door is going to swing straight out so it won't be able to work

Re: Any idea who can gull wing a door in los angeles area? [Re: H20Toie] #744785
January 28th 2019 9:55 am
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You've over-thinking it. The latch unhooks from the pillar as soon as you lift the handle and it has nothing to do with anything sliding .

It will still latch and unlatch the exact same way. I know two people who have done it and have seen it with my own eyes.

Re: Any idea who can gull wing a door in los angeles area? [Re: H20Toie] #748528
May 17th 2019 2:30 pm
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ok so i took it to a local shop and gave them custom vanners info they ordered the kit online and have not heard a thing, they have sent emails and nothing. is he still in business?, the card was charged but no product and its been over a month

Re: Any idea who can gull wing a door in los angeles area? [Re: H20Toie] #748530
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The front striker gets cut off so the front of the door does not latch. The rear latch is what’s connected to the door handle. It will lock, open and close but does not use the front door striker since that is designed to slide in and won’t work in the clamshell closing motion.


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