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    Ebay kit, gas strut for left barn door

    I'm going to give this a go, hopefully better than the bit of pipe I'm currently using to sandwich between the doors

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    It looks like this eBay listing is packing up this tutorial from the Patrol4x4 forum.
    https://www.patrol4x4.com/threads/gu...ut-mod.409567/
    All parts from Bunnings for about $30.

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    Heh, good find
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    Bloody great idea, I did mine years ago.

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    Another awesome mod @pollenface Mate is the GU rear barn door aftermarket hinges. Can’t remember where we bought our family wagon ones from (maybe Patrolapart) but they allow the doors to open wider which makes life a breeze with boxes and the like


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    That hinge is actually just an extension bracket.
    Currently on sale at Patrolapart
    https://patrolapart.com.au/product/n...ension-bracket

    This was the very first mod I did to my GU when I got it

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    That’s the one Ash Mate
    Memory like a sieve me


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    I’m really stretching my memory now @Cremulator Mate Thinking I might have installed the gas strut awesome mod and hinge extension at the same time
    Would installing the gas strut prior to an extension bracket later mod require a readjustment of the the strut once finally opened wider or do you think there’s enough extension left on the Ebay kits?


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    I haven't installed a gas strut on mine, but I'd say if you did the gas strut first, then fitted the extension bracket the strut extension would probably still work fine.

    The instructions also say "Lift up strut so ball stud is touching the middle of the panel on the underside of the door. Make a mark 10 to 20mm towards the body of the car in the middle of the panel. (This is so the strut isn’t fully extended when door is open)"

    So you'd have a bit of extension play if you followed that guide, and the extension hinge wouldn't add much more than 10mm I would think.

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    Definitely worth a craic Ash Mate
    May the meat pye 3.142 barn door rotation theorem for Y61’s keep our backs straight and safe and help edumacate all them poor old Y62 owners from banging their SUV pretty foreheads whilst snagging a brew out of their ARB fridges


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