Originally Posted by JWA
if any one van didn't come with them there will be no provisions to mount them.
IIRC grab handles first appeared in 2003 and for the above reasons aren't backward compatible without modifying something.
Good information to know! I've heard about the door skins being easily interchangeable although witch wiring is a bit of an issue. There was also a thread here
on this forum about "New door panels with old switches" which would be the plan if I cant get the newer switches to work.
Seems like nobody ever talked about putting the new A-pillars on old vans.. and now I know why! Makes sense.
I was also planning on pulling the front end off of this van for a front end conversion, but I think I'm going to hesitate and decide to sharpen my pencil a little bit more before sinking $$$ into all of the body panels.
Either way- he says this van has the interior door skins and has the captains chairs, which most wrecking yards seem to agree are "the first bits to go" and the hardest to find... Also the easiest bits to remove, which is nice.
Thanks for the info!