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Posted By: Special FX 1950 Burby back door limiters - Wed Aug 28 2019 06:39 PM
I just picked up a 1950 Burby and it does not have the limiting straps on the rear barn doors. Does anybody know where they can be found (aftermarket or used)?
Posted By: tclederman Re: (NA) 1950 Burby back door limiters - Wed Aug 28 2019 06:49 PM
Post a Parts Wanted ad in the Swap Meet (and look on eBay).

By straps, you are probably referring to the flat bars/stays - "check", used from 1950-1955st?
I have not seen a reproduction for sale.

Question for members:
The parts manual does not show a check listed for 47-49 Suburbans - was the 47-55st Panel door check also used on those early A-D Suburbans?
Posted By: miraclepieco Re: (NA) 1950 Burby back door limiters - Wed Aug 28 2019 09:38 PM
I have a spare set I could be persuaded to let go for a small fortune. PM me please.


Posted By: tclederman Re: (NA) 1950 Burby back door limiters - Wed Aug 28 2019 09:38 PM
Special FX

You cannot send/receive Private Messages until you have made 5 other posts.

Tell us about your truck/project.

Post a few images.

A member might have what you need, but, they cannot contact you. We do not allow person-to-person communication in the forums.

Good luck with your restoration.

Posted By: Mother.Trucker Re: 1950 Burby back door limiters - Thu Aug 29 2019 01:01 AM
There were 2 different styles used with the 2 position props. Which ones do you need ?

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Posted By: MNSmith Re: 1950 Burby back door limiters - Thu Aug 29 2019 02:27 AM
The 2 position are panel only, no?
Posted By: miraclepieco Re: 1950 Burby back door limiters - Thu Aug 29 2019 02:55 AM
I used leather straps on my doors, ala Model A door checks; that's why I have a leftover set of factory originals. I figured these clunky metal things were just another thing to pinch my fingers and bash my head into blush




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Posted By: Mother.Trucker Re: 1950 Burby back door limiters - Thu Aug 29 2019 05:59 PM
Originally Posted by MNSmith
The 2 position are panel only, no?


Yes.... the panel vans used the double lock adjusting arms.

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Posted By: Mother.Trucker Re: 1950 Burby back door limiters - Thu Aug 29 2019 06:01 PM
All barn door equipped Suburbans received the single lock adjusting arms.

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Posted By: tclederman Re: 1950 Burby back door limiters - Thu Aug 29 2019 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by Mother.Trucker
All barn door equipped Suburbans received the single lock adjusting arms.

The Master Parts Catalog does not list hinges for the 1947-49 Suburbans, so I guessed those years might have had the same hinges as used on 47-55st Panels?

The different hinge ("single lock") is listed for 1950-1955st Suburbans.
Posted By: Mother.Trucker Re: 1950 Burby back door limiters - Thu Aug 29 2019 06:17 PM
Originally Posted by tclederman

The Master Parts Catalog does not list hinges for the 1947-49 Suburbans, so I guessed those years might have had the same hinges as used on 47-55st Panels?


I don't know how the rear doors could be attached to the body without hinges but.....as proven many times now....what was printed in the parts books & what was actually done on the assembly line are two different things.
Posted By: TrknGMC Re: 1950 Burby back door limiters - Fri Aug 30 2019 12:51 PM
Great information provided by MT.

The panel truck door upper hinges stops seem readily available. The Suburban only style are harder to find.
Posted By: MNSmith Re: 1950 Burby back door limiters - Fri Aug 30 2019 03:20 PM
Originally Posted by TrknGMC
The panel truck door upper hinges stops seem readily available. The Suburban only style are harder to find.


Not sure you're missing out on much. The stops on my Suburban are so worn that they scratch paint in the closed position. I tired pinging the rivets but they didn't tighten up any.
Posted By: TrknGMC Re: 1950 Burby back door limiters - Fri Aug 30 2019 05:41 PM
I've got a little slop in mine, but I was able to twist the plate, the change the angle, and now it doesn't rub when opening and closing. But I know exactly what you mean.
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