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this is what I spent my morning doing -

I made it so I can OPEN my Rear
door on my Van from the INSIDE -

As Far as I know MY Van is the ONLY TRANSIT on the Planet
that you can get Out of Easily thru the rear doors --

So watch this Video --
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvNQ...ature=youtu.be

Then send $2 to Jay is a Genius -----No I Kidding --

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your van is the second on the planet ;-) but I have to admit that your solution is better than mine :-D

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On youtube you have this-

"AMAZINGLY ford designed the rear doors on my HUGE van that is capable of holding 15 people and You Can Not get out the REAR DOORS from the INSIDE"

Not true, both the van and the wagon have a means to open the rear doors from inside. They differ from each other but it IS there..????

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I don't get it I use the little latch to exit the back of my van all the time.
Does your van not have this?

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I don't get it I use the little latch to exist the back of my van all the time.
Does your van not have this?
I think Groovy just means that it's very inconvenient -- stooping down and finding the finger-hole latch. I agree. I still plan to do a mod similar to Groovy's (I think) earlier effort: make and attach an insert for the finger slot. I would then use that as a foot latch. BTW, I don't have any kids riding back there, to worry about accidental door opening.

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this is what i spent my morning doing -

i made it so i can open my rear
door on my van from the inside -

as far as i know my van is the only transit on the planet
that you can get out of easily thru the rear doors --

so watch this video --
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvnq...ature=youtu.be

then send $2 to jay is a genius -----no i kidding --

send $5 to jay is a genius .com

Rear door with two opening options..jpg
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I did not know that the passeniger van had a handle-
why they did not put one on every van -

I did make a foot operated version and its OK but
have to be careful because plastic is thin - fragile -
catches and gets stuck if over pushed -
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Huh. I thought that depression under the glass -- visible on cargo van door -- was for a wiper motor. I see the space has been used for that door latch in the wagon. First time I've seen a pic of the rear wagon door.
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Yet another failure from ford designers.
The finger hole sticks out enough I already use it as a foot latch. Gonna add a handle for closing rear door.
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here is some pictures of install -
Photobucket site is getting so Glitchy that its almost useless -
what is another GOOD photo hosting site??

I Used Safety Wire but any wire that you can coil easily at end will work- (copper_
below wire with strips of water pipe insulation to stop rattling- push thru foam-



Formed wire Loop around a hose clamp to get correct size-
make sure to Center PULL of wire straight UP -flimsy lock mechanism -
also Make SURE wire does not Pull mechanism to far -will likely break it -



Tab where you want to hook wire to is just in front of blue dot in picture-



Wire in place with Straight UP pull -



I used a CAN CLIP from Home depot paint department -$2 -
Drilled tiny hole in end of clip but may have been better to put hole
thru clamp closer to Pivot of clamp -wire Only has to be pulled a few MM to
trip lock mechanism if wire as No slack -and wire is straight

I put extra magnets because it was to cold for glue to dry properly and quickly -

Also put some glue to hold wire Loop in place where Zip tie is in other picture
to Hold wire loop in place for sure once you have tested your setup-

(oops picture with zip tie did not upload its on tab where wire loop is placed)

Can clip + magnets -- whole thing could be Glued in place without extra magnets-
I bent metal tab on end of can clip so it contacts metal of van door-



Photobucket is Glitching out so no more picts - but you get general idea --


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