Van-x tailgate curtain installation

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BernieBongo1955
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Van-x tailgate curtain installation

Post by BernieBongo1955 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:15 pm

Good afternoon Bongonauts,
Just wanted a bit of advice, a bit concerned about the positioning of the top rail into the door frame. This is a double skinned part of the door frame and seems very close to spot welds! Also are pop rivets a better fixing solution rather than screws. Thanks in anticipation (apologies if this has been answered elsewhere) .
N.B spring is coming! Paul
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Re: Van-x tailgate curtain installation

Post by Bob » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:35 pm

Best bet might be to look at a Bongo with factory fitted rail.

If you're passing down the M5, J19/20 I'll happily meet up, or someone near you may offer a quick viewing. :wink:
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Re: Van-x tailgate curtain installation

Post by TheLongRoad » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:23 pm

My van-x rail was fitted when I bought the Bongie, it’s on the plastic trim on the van roof not the actual door. :wink:
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Re: Van-x tailgate curtain installation

Post by BernieBongo1955 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:18 pm

Hi folks,
Many thanks for your prompt response. If Bob could send a photo of top rail position I would be most grateful, please don't worry if not possible. I have rear conversion so fitting to plastic trim not an option. Thanks again. Paul
N. B
I think my main concern is working out which bit is double skinned and the proximity to the glass; and therefore how to safely accommodate the top rail.
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Re: Van-x tailgate curtain installation

Post by Bob » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:45 pm

Happy to do that, of course.

I've never managed to put a pic on here (I know, I'm told it's easy :wink: ) but if you PM me your e mail I'll do it in daylight tomorrow. :)
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Re: Van-x tailgate curtain installation

Post by BernieBongo1955 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:11 pm

Hi Bob
Many thanks for your prompt response, I hope I have sent a DM, I'm a bit new to this forum malarkey :lol:
Cheers Paul
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Re: Van-x tailgate curtain installation

Post by Bob » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:21 pm

You're very welcome. :wink:

Just let me know if you need more pics/different view. 8)

Hope they help a bit.
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