Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
7/5/19 8:04 a.m.

We’re working on turning this $2000 van into a do-it-all machine that can tow a car to the track, then serve as a mobile workshop and hotel room for the weekend.

Things were going great for our van. Then, one day at the track, we went to open the side door... and nothing happened. Turns out …

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Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
7/5/19 9:21 a.m.

I think I'll need these for my van as some of the doors are a bit finicky. Fortunately, they're pretty cheap.


CyberEric HalfDork
7/5/19 5:21 p.m.

Love these updates on the van, thank you!

noddaz GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/5/19 6:16 p.m.

Nice when the aftermarket comes up with a fix for a factory problem.

Floating Doc
Floating Doc GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/5/19 7:20 p.m.
CyberEric said:

Love these updates on the van, thank you!

I agree. It's not frankenferrari, but they're relatable, interesting, and likely a lot more useful to many of us.

Looking forward to more!

kman91 New Reader
7/8/19 8:28 a.m.

This is fantastic timing!  My son has a Ford Ranger from 1999, and the door cables are totally shot.  I had actually made something exactly like this with my metal lathe last year as a prototype and we were just about to make more, but for that price, it's not worth it!  Now we can fix it faster and cheaper!  Thanks GRM!

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