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Offline LivinOnAPrayer

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WTB: Sliding Door Guide

« on: January 23, 2017, 01:09:21 PM »
We tried purchasing a sliding door guide back in October from Bus Depot.  It was on backorder for 3-5 weeks when we made the purchase. It is now January and they are still saying all of their suppliers are out of stock and no other online parts dealers have any either.  This one tiny piece is holding up our entire process of finishing up of Westy in order to sell it this spring.  Does anyone have any ideas or have a spare part lying around? It's for an '83 aircooled.
Thanks!

Offline moneybags

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 09:08:41 AM »
Try Brian at Twin City ((770)318-4289 or maybe Harry next to Chicamauga Battlefield

Offline LivinOnAPrayer

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Re: WTB: Sliding Door Guide

« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 09:31:50 AM »
Ok! Thanks for the tip.

Offline LivinOnAPrayer

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Re: WTB: Sliding Door Guide

« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 10:19:10 AM »
 We talked to Brian and he did not have the  nylon sliding door guide  we needed. Can you provide the contact  information for Harry, who you recommended near Chickamauga battlefield? Does anyone else have any ideas or have this part lying around anywhere? Thanks!

Offline 74 Vert

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Re: WTB: Sliding Door Guide

« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 12:33:12 PM »
Do you have a link or picture of what it looks like?

Offline LivinOnAPrayer

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Re: WTB: Sliding Door Guide

« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2017, 10:03:35 PM »
This is what we are looking for.  It's part #30 in the isometric photo (don't know why it's  sideways...I can't figure out how to rotate it back in the post).
« Last Edit: February 03, 2017, 10:09:01 PM by LivinOnAPrayer »

Offline 74 Vert

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Re: WTB: Sliding Door Guide

« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 01:46:51 PM »
This is what we are looking for.  It's part #30 in the isometric photo (don't know why it's  sideways...I can't figure out how to rotate it back in the post).

I was hoping it would be a simple part that I could make but that looks like it has a socket for a ball to fit in.  Sorry I could not help but I hope you find one.

Offline moneybags

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 08:17:20 PM »
I'll try to round up his number and/or address

Offline ASBug

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Re: WTB: Sliding Door Guide

« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2017, 04:28:23 PM »
That part just screams 3d printer to me.
I know that The library in Dalton has a free 3D printer available if you sign up and buy the materials there.
I would measure the drack and the ball that went in the socket and have a patron make it for me for a few bucks...
Just a thought.

Offline LivinOnAPrayer

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Re: WTB: Sliding Door Guide

« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2017, 11:29:06 AM »
That's a great idea! However, we are totally inexperienced with that. Anyone know how to design files for printing on a 3d printer? The Chattanooga library downtown has one too, but we just don't know how to go about actually making the file.  Any help is appreciated!

Offline ASBug

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Re: WTB: Sliding Door Guide

« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 03:39:41 PM »
Livin,
I would troll the library, you have a photo of what the finished product needs to look like.
Measure the track width, and the diameter of the ball that it fits on.  You will need a socket, so you want it fairly tight.
Look at the library and pick a young millennial that is coming out and see if they want to help you. If you had an old worn out one it would be easier to visualize.

I would even ask the librarian who teaches the class on how to use and let them show you how to do it yourself...
If they are that hard to find, you could probably sell them on the samba for some overpriced amount...
good luck!

Offline moneybags

Re: WTB: Sliding Door Guide

« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2018, 03:31:57 PM »
Did you ever find one? I just bought a bus & there was one in the glovebox

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