Ford Econoline Sliding Door Extender
If you have an E-series van with a sliding door and you're running adapters in the rear with a wheel offset slightly higher than a stock 2WD rim, a Sterling axle, or if you're just running a tire wider than a 265 75 16, you've no doubt run into a problem with the sliding door hitting the tire.
Years ago Michael from MG/Expo came up with a solution for the problem. We've worked with his design and tweaked it slightly to get just a little more pitch out of it.
This new replacement hinge assembly for your Econoline (E-150,250-350) years 1992-2014 is a bolt-in solution that will exaggerate the pivot point of your sliding door giving the vast majority of users enough clearance to get the sliding door clear of your high offset rear tire.
During our design, we extracted the maximum amount of pivot out of the design before the unit causes binding and difficulties in adjusting. As far as we know, this is the best solution to curing this problem available.
This is a popular product for us and we have sold a few hundred with few complaints. The installation does take a bit of cutting and is best accomplished with 2 people, but it's very straightforward to install and works every time.
Our hinges are manufactured from new OEM Ford components. During production, the original bushings are removed so we supply a new replacement that helps with the ease of installation. Due to the pre-installed bearings, these hinges can not be powder coated, however, they are etched, primed, painted, and clear-coated for longevity. If you would prefer to have yours un-treated, please specify with your order.
Fitment Designed for:
Van Side - 1992-2014 Ford E-150, E-250, and E-350 vans with sliding door on the passenger side.
This product has been tested with up to a 275 70 18 on a -6 offset, a 285 70 17 on a 0 offset, and a 315 70 17 with a +6 offset, all on a stock D60 axle with a 2" rear wheel adapter which is the adapter width on most popular 4x4 Econoline conversions. Sterling Axle width may be slightly more narrow than this allowing for a wider tire.
Floor jack and a few wood blocks, small-angle cutter, die-grinder, electric screw gun or impact, appropriate sockets, patience, and ideally a friend to help.
New OEM Ford hinge (modified), new hinge pin, c-clip, and printed instructions.
OEM new Ford hinge, 1/4" plate steel, etched, primed, painted, and clear coated. New hinge pin kit, brass bushings, and steel c-clip
Tips / Skill Level:
1-10 (10 being most difficult) Level 3
Shipping, Fulfillment, Taxes, Quality, and Returns
- Shipping: Our components are carefully wrapped and packaged and ship UPS, USPS, or FedEx, depending on what is available. If you require a particular carrier, please contact us ahead of your purchase. Customers in Colorado may arrange for in-person pickup within 1-2 business days of purchase taking noted lead times into consideration.
- Shipping/Fulfillment time for components: We typically ship within 1-2 business days of your order and we carefully monitor our inventory. In the event that we are unable to meet that timeframe, we will contact you and arrange either a full refund or a timeframe for fulfillment agreeable to the customer.
- Taxes: Colorado residents must pay sales tax of 7.5%, no sales tax is collected on out-of-state shipments currently.
- Quality and Returns: We are consistently complimented on the quality of our products and the ease of install. Components are hand-built here almost exclusively in Colorado by seasoned professionals who are fanatics about design and execution. If you are in any way disappointed in the components we will issue a full refund less the cost of shipping when the product is returned. If you decide to return any components that didn't apply to your build or you changed your mind about, shipping and a 15% restocking fee will be deducted from the purchase refund.