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#552546 - March 29th 2012 9:53 pm Re: Has the Gullwing slider been beat to death yet? [Re: maples01]
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Registered: December 22nd 2000 12:00 pm
Posts: 1079
Loc: Easley, SC
Will, most trunk arms only open about 45 to 55 degrees. The best I know is the VW buss rear hatch. And yes, the roof is not strong enough to hold the door.
But now we have the mini Vans.
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#552553 - March 29th 2012 10:10 pm Re: Has the Gullwing slider been beat to death yet? [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: October 02nd 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 3291
Loc: Maryville, TN
Gonna wind up using hinges like what you pictured, I need it dependable and don't have time to play with it, I want to drive it, not look at it on occasion. It's not a great deal having to duck rolling in, I'm doing it now and have been for 10 years, hopefully in time maybe I can come up with something different, but not important.
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#552591 - March 30th 2012 6:35 am Re: Has the Gullwing slider been beat to death yet? [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: April 30th 2011 9:30 pm
Posts: 409
Loc: SC
That's them. I came up with nearly the identical hinge. I didn't care if the hinge was visible like most seem to care about, my van has bid exposed hinges already, LOL!

Maybe one of those small, stationary type flip seats like in a UPS truck, etc... would serve the purpose?
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#552681 - March 30th 2012 4:12 pm Re: Has the Gullwing slider been beat to death yet? [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: October 02nd 2002 12:00 pm
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Where does it mount first, the van or the door, and how do you mark it's location?
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