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    Originally posted by jultzya
    Originally posted by midhvac
    What kind of tool do they use to get those door panels off without breaking those round plastic thingys?
    Many different styles and they sure do wonders...

    Try here, here, or here.

    I like the pry bar style.
    Cool! Thanks!

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    I just grabed what I could grab and pulled the panels poped rigth off
    no door problems just put on big ass deadbolt locks to prevent breakins
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    Originally posted by The Penguin
    I just grabed what I could grab and pulled the panels poped rigth off
    no door problems just put on big ass deadbolt locks to prevent breakins
    You put deadbolt locks on a van? You must post a picture of that sometime

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    I think he's referring to what we call city locks.

    Two pieces, one on each door, then a bigass padlock that goes OVER them, and locks without exposing the hasp or shackle to boltcutters.

    Clickit rightcheer.

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    I never had a problem with Savana doors, but the pre-'95 Vanduras ALWAYS had hinge problems.

  7. #20
    Originally posted by condenseddave
    I think he's referring to what we call city locks.
    With today’s automotive metal thinness...

    What stops someone from hitting that thing what a sludge and ripping the bolts out of the metal?

    Yeah I know, it would be noisy.

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    It slows them down, makes it hard enough to pass on your vehicle.
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    Originally posted by jultzya
    Originally posted by condenseddave
    I think he's referring to what we call city locks.
    With today’s automotive metal thinness...

    What stops someone from hitting that thing what a sludge and ripping the bolts out of the metal?

    Yeah I know, it would be noisy.
    They're installed with 1/2" bolts and fender washers.

    Yeah, it could be done, but it'd be easier to go after the whole damn door with a cordless recipsaw.

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    I've replaced the door hinges on a 99 with stainless steel pins.

    Brakes and side doors have been constant problems, but at least they are not major problems.

    Those GM bastards won't admit their hinge design is faulty though.

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    This is my 3rd 3/4 ton Chevy van. I buy a new one every 5 or 6 years. Never had that problem before on the other ones. They've cheaped out on something in there.

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