Here it is Nils! My Transporter sliding door system... As I told you, it's pretty easy! :D
About this creation
Te 3 "important" parts are these ones!
OK, at first you put this part here...
... and put the "door" near too it.
& put your slick 1x6 part on. (and a 1x2 under this one...)
(Well, now this pics are made too show you how it works...)
As you can see the "door" is maide with 4 (or 3) parts (for me: 1 2x2 slick plate, 1 1x2 slick plate, and 2 angle parts (don't know if you see what I mean..., sorry, I'm french, it means than my English is not pretty good...especially for Lego parts! :/) Ok, the parts have 3 studs and make an angle (hope this will be helpful)
This is the "normal" position of the door, when she's close.
As you can see, the door have 2 slightless
To open it, you have to push it...
(See? there is a shift)
Than, you push the door, and it open! : )
Here you are! Hope this will be helpful, and hope this is enough clear for your mind... ^_^
Quoting Nils O.
Hey Vince, I've found a new system for a working guided (!) sliding door for a 4-wide panel van :-)) I'll post that soon ...
Can't wait to see that! (But I have to told you this is not my first version of a panel Van... :° So I already test other technics! (and honestly, I think I know wich one you will use ^_^... But, like I don't "really" know what is it, I will just told you which part I think you will used... this one: http://www.bricklink.com/PL/32028.gif ! :) If I'm wrong, no problem, because, as I told you, I already try different versions... so I have other ideas! ;p)
Thanks, glad this will be helpful! ; ) I can easly see than you have found the way I do it... You can now us it if you want! (but, please, with a little mention of my name, or a link to this page... ^_^ Thanks!)
Thanks, Vince, now I got it! The last photo was the best to explain how it works. I thought, that it was fixed in some way, not only by friction. Nevertheless, a great solution to build a sliding door! Great job and thanks for the photos! :-))
After looking at this for a couple of minutes I get how you did it. The door is not connected just wedged in the gap and you need to make sure you don't open it too much or else it will fall out. I think I'm right anyway. Very clever technique well thought of :-) I also think this could be done in a larger scale, maybe I'll give it a try some day