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sparky


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Post by sparky Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:05 pm

anybody have any tips for getting the side doors open? they just wont open, maybe the lock is stuck and needs some lube in the keyhole? I was registered here with a different name but could not log in with that name for some reason. I wanted to take pics of my van and was thinkin about posting it here in the for sale section. 66 panel in Ca. with black plates, 3-on the tree, 6 cylinder
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Post by donivan65 Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:32 pm

Look inside the door and see if the rods are hooked up,,,,,and pull up on that C shaped lever that the key cylinder lever operates to unlock the handle and see what happens,,,,,the top rod needs to move down and the bottom rod needs to move up for the doors to open


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Post by sparky Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:48 am

Thanx Donivan!! Thats a great picture!! how did you get in there, do you have one of those medical scopes?? lol ! the key dosn't turn, and the handle doesnt turn,
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Post by donivan65 Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:11 am

Its easy,,,,,stick a digital camera in there and shoot 10 pictures and hope one turns out,,,,,,but the handle won't turn if the key won't turn, so reach in there and try and move that section that the key cylinder is rubbing against,,,,,,
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Post by DanTheVanMan Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:31 am

That is a great picture! Very Happy


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sparky


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Post by sparky Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:54 am

Ok, Thanx, Will do as soon as I get home and unload the van so I can get at the doors, its loaded with swap meet stuff, its first show was a hit, everybody loved it!! Thanx again!!
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Post by donivan65 Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:05 pm

The picture is way better than you cutting a big hole in the inside panel so you can stick your head in there to see what is going on in there!!!!
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Post by sparky Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:53 pm

donivan65 wrote:The picture is way better than you cutting a big hole in the inside panel so you can stick your head in there to see what is going on in there!!!!
thats how we would have done it in the 70's !! LOL
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Post by donivan65 Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:37 pm

Hey,,,,,I seen some of those!!!!!!

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