Credit to Mike from MG Metal works for publishing the design on the sliding door hinge modifications for the Econoline. Our version has been tweaked just slightly for a little extra clearance.
Our sliding door extension gives the much needed clearance to the sliding door model Econolines which would not otherwise open fully after adding wheel adapters and larger tires. When properly installed, this kit clears a 285 70 17 or 275 70 18 tire on a zero offset rim with our 2" adapters.
Installation requires trimming of inside of door hinge mounting area for modified arm to clear when open. Expect a bit of fitment time to get it adjusted just perfectly.
Construction Notes: OEM new Ford hinge, 1/4" plate steel, primed, painted, and clear coated. New hinge pin kit and copper c-clip
Sliding Door Hinge Extension
Kit Fits Models: E-150 (1995-2014), E-250 (1995-2014), E-350/450 (1995-Current) with sliding passenger side door. All standard engines and sub-models
Tool Requirements: Floor jack and a few wood blocks, small angle cutter, die-grinder, electric screw gun or impact, appropriate sockets, patience and ideally a friend to help.