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Sliding Door Upper Nylon Block

Postby Andyroo » 01 Feb 2018, 20:09

I bought an air cooled 1982 van last year which I'm slowing stripping down to refurb and fit out as a camper.
I'm taking note of issues as I go and making a list of parts too. I'm quickly learning that even some of the simple parts are hard to find.
One of the first parts I noticed missing was the nylon block which runs in the upper sliding door channel (not the roller bearing fitted on later models). I've been trying to get hold of one for about 10 months, with no luck so far. VW part number 251 843 423.
It's such a simple part and I'm planning on making one myself, but I can't find the dimensions for it either.

So, does anyone know where I can buy one or know the dimensions, or even have a drawing so I can make one myself?

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251 843 423
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Re: Sliding Door Upper Nylon Block

Postby multisi » 02 Feb 2018, 09:25

I have one of these new old stock, also have the nylon block that slides along the track and a couple of the little springs that operate the latch which are often broken or missing.
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Re: Sliding Door Upper Nylon Block

Postby Andyroo » 02 Feb 2018, 10:35

multisi,

Hi, it's just this nylon block I need. All the other parts are there and working. Do you have a site I can buy it from?
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Re: Sliding Door Upper Nylon Block

Postby multisi » 02 Feb 2018, 14:44

I don't run a shop its just stuff I bought way back when I had an early van. I have also found a genuine sliding door handle plastic rosette that goes on the door before the handle is fitted. I will send you a pm .
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Re: Sliding Door Upper Nylon Block

Postby slowcoach » 02 Feb 2018, 17:49

Oh! I'm missing the spring which flicks the latch on and keeps the door open if you're parked on a hill :-) could I get one please multsi? Pm me if you can :-)

Hmm I'm pretty certain I have an early door, but it has a roller bearing up top
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Re: Sliding Door Upper Nylon Block

Postby Andyroo » 11 Feb 2018, 19:06

Thanks for the block MultiSi

I've made a drawing of the block in case anyone wants to make their own.

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Re: Sliding Door Upper Nylon Block

Postby Aidan » 12 Feb 2018, 07:22

Andyroo wrote:Thanks for the block MultiSi

I've made a drawing of the block in case anyone wants to make their own.

Block Drawing Image.JPG



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Re: Sliding Door Upper Nylon Block

Postby diabolov » 12 Feb 2018, 09:28

Cheers Andy.

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