Can you convert barn doors to tailgate?

This is a guide to replacing the barn doors on your T6 with a tailgate. The conversion is in itself simple, with the parts being bolted on, and falls in to three elements – having the parts present, having the tools available, and having the electrical system altered.

What is a vertical tailgate?

The two main types of rear doors are Barn Doors which are hinged on the side of the van and rotate about a vertical point and Tailgates which are hinged on the top and rotate about a horizontal point.

Will a t6 tailgate fit a t5?

Interesting to know the t6 tailgate fits the t5 T: Click to expand…

What is a tailgate on a van?

Tailgates – These are hinged on the top and rotate about a horizontal point. Barn Doors are a standard feature for medium and large panel vans, tailgates are more widely used on car derived vans, kombis and minibuses, but can often be chosen as a no-cost option on the larger panel vans.

Which VW Transporter has a tailgate?

150 Kombi Manual

T5 had barn doors……. T6 has tailgate.

What is the most reliable VW Transporter?

Early T5 2003 – 2010

Although Euro4 the 1.9Tdi engine is probably one of the toughest and most reliable diesel engines ever made, you will find it in any number of VW’s Skoda’s and Audis still sounding and driving like new after 300000 miles.

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Which VW Transporter is best?

If you want a Volkswagen Transporter, then the T6 would be the one to aim. However, if your budget doesn’t stretch that far then a T5 would be a good choice, so long as you do your homework. That means looking for a van with a full service history and documented oil changes every 10,000 miles.

Which transporter engine is best?

The 2.0 TDI engine is a good all-rounder, but I’d go for the 102PS for the short wheelbase and the 140PS unit for the long.

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