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Old 10-27-2017, 02:38 PM   #1
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Where Can I Get this part? What is it called?

My van (2008 e350, EB and 24" hard top) came with latches to keep the rear doors wide open. There is a metal "cup" part one side that is missing, which makes it much harder to use.

I've looked on the net for this part, and have not found it.

This recently required van had a rear wheelchair lift, so the part is probably common on rear full size ford rear lift vans.

Any help on where I can find a replacement part, or at the very least the proper search term to use would be great.
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:42 PM   #2
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Here is the side that is not missing the outer metal cup
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:25 PM   #3
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I'd start with companies that do mods to vans to make them more handicapped accessible. Ones that install lifts and drop floors etc.
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Where Can I Get this part? What is it called?

Id try contacting a company that does wheelchair lift installs on vans.
Heres one that popped up on a quick search....
http://www.superiorvan.com

Edited my post..I stand corrected.......

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Old 10-27-2017, 07:27 PM   #5
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That part is used on ambulances and is called a
" Heavy Duty door grabber "

https://www.fixmyambulance.com/produ...grb-02-450.htm
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:58 PM   #6
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This is the manufacture's site JIMEXS

Door Holders - Jimexs, p.3

254-501 Door grabber hold back 3 inch

254-506 Door grabber hold back 4.5 inch

IMO this looks like the exact part on your van ( JIMEXS brand )

Look at the technical drawing to compare dimensions to yours.
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:53 PM   #7
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Dude, your Googleabilities make my head spin. Nice work!
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It appears you can just replace the rubber too!
Rubber Replacement for Door Grabber
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:06 PM   #9
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You folks are great!
Very excellent and helpful info.
I just need to figure out if mine are 3" or 4", not sure what reference point is used for those sizes, but it might be really obvious once I put a tape measure up to them.

BTW these things are super awesome! They keep your doors solidly planted, and wide open on any slant or slope, without worry of the door slamming into you unexpectedly. They would be a great addition to any van.

On a related note- I just sold the wheel chair lift that these complimented.
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Hmmm? On a trip east through northern NM not long ago I got hit with extremely high wind gusts! Result was ripping the door out of my hand ( and nearly wrecked my arm as well. The result was a driver’s door that was blown too far forward and bent the hinges pretty badly. Do you guys think this gadget would hold a door well enough to prevent a replay of this incident? It was insanely expensive to get fixed.
Or maybe some other method?
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