Sliding door wheel clearance.

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Sliding door wheel clearance.

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Another job of the to-do list.
When I fitted larger wheels on the van, I knew in addition to extending the wheel arches I would also need to increase the clearance between the sliding door and the rear wheel. This has now been done thanks mostly to Doug @ Dougs VW Werks as although I was happy to extend the runner I am still a bit reluctant to start cutting the van.

The original side door setup.
Clearance very pore (slight rub when tyre flexes) and definitely no room for chains. 
The original side door runner.
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My effort the extended runner. :D
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 Extending the door runner, (photos and work by Doug).
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I will post a photo of the finished work when the van comes home (or if Doug sends me one)

Regards Gary
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Images not showing Gary :?:
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They were not showing on mine. My antivirus was saying http://www.thebeast.blog/  Contained dangerous URLs i had to add the site to my exceptions list.
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Thanks for the heads up.
I have reloaded the photos and changed the link in my signature to https perhaps that will help.
I think I might have dragged and dropped some of the photos from my web site so they may still have been linked to it, or more likely it is the link in  signature that is cursing the problem, if that is the case and persists I will remove it until I can sort out the problem on my site.
I will have to get the boss to log in from her laptop so I can see what is happening as it all works fine from my computer.


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This is one of those jobs that I'm a bit nervous about attempting - especially when the photos make it look idiot proof!
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I think I have got this right
from talking to Doug anything more than I have extended mine by will need the reassessed area at the end of the runner to be altered (
extended).
Arrows on photos.

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That's it. Whatever is added to the swinging link (measured centre-to-centre, after welding) is the distance you need to move the stop backwards.
This work is usually done on lowered 2wd vans running wide tyres ;)
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A quick update.

Door runner modification now complete, thanks to Doug

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Video clip here door runner  (sorry doesn’t work on some computers, the problems is my website setup I think).
Review & photos here  Extend side door runner (same problem as above I will fix it eventually).
 
 (& the engine is running. The beast is alive more on this soon)
 
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