GU - Rear door stay

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 18:31
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Just fitted a mod to the rear small door of the GU Patrol, which allows the door to open a full 90deg. Why didn't Nissan do that in the first place?
Made by Black Widow, cost $29.95.
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A lot of money for one little bracket, but well worth it. Fitted it in about 1/2 hour.
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Reply By: Poppy - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 19:00

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 19:00
Great idea Gerry
Only discussing the same problem with the wife today.
I am trying to fit a slide arrangement for my outboard motor and was concerned that small door didn't open enough.
Thanks for the link, will chase that bracket up
Regards Poppy
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:37

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:37
Wow thats amazing, I didnt realise the GU door only opened so much. Now thats a real pain in the butt. Glad someone has made a replacement.....looks great and amazing difference too. Thanks for posting that news Gerry....
Cheers Angelo
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:59

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:59
There is a free option, you remove the pin from the door stay, and re drill another hole in the bar, replace pin.

Was done yrs ago by a bloke on Patrol list.. Dont know how true it is, but he was happy
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Follow Up By: Member - Gerk Yorke Pen (SA) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 22:06

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 22:06
Yep, took mine off and extended the bracket that bolts to the back pillar "Stuffed up" when I fitted the fridge slide and couldn't open the fridge door completely,LOL So thought it was easier to make the Patrols door open wider than cut down the storage box.
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 22:45

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 22:45
Hi Truckster,
Yeh, I looked at that, but the bar is plastic, and I suspect that it may not be as strong if re-drilled. I also looked at elongating the hole in the bracket, but was dubious about that as well. Then when I saw this for 30 bucks, I decided that all this stuffing around wasn't worth it when I could get a made-up one.
The door just clears the tail light, but clear it, it does, and that's all that matters.
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