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Old 03-24-2016, 08:36 AM   #1
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I have been a long time follower of Skoolie and now have my own bus conversion almost done. I remember one of the conversions changed the door of their bus so that it was welded and opened outward. they also put a handle and deadbolt on. Can anyone help me with which conversion that was? I can't do welding so will need a local welder to help me and he asked to see the pictures. But I just can't remember which conversion it was on this site.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:23 AM   #2
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Or if anyone has a picture of a weld job they did to make the door rigid and how they made it swing outward instead of folding inward. It would be a huge help.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:28 AM   #3
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Not exactly what you're asking for but if you measure your door frame you may be able to buy a security/storm door from a home improvement store that will fit in there nicely... no welding required.
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:46 PM   #4
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Thank you. I hadn't thought of that and it might be easier than the weld job.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:31 PM   #5
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Never thought of the Home Security Door myself. I was leaning more toward Marine Doors (no, not USMC).
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:32 PM   #6
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Solid bus door here, without welding.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f10/on...door-6272.html
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:45 PM   #7
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Never thought of the Home Security Door myself. I was leaning more toward Marine Doors (no, not USMC).
Some have been able to find/salvage RV doors that fit.
Capt. Are you missing the (knee/head knockers) hatchways onboard the boat? They did ask about securing the hatches so a real marine door would keep the marines out for a little while and anyone else would just go through the big front windows no matter how your door is secured.
a good watertight and securable door is needed.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:56 PM   #8
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I have TWO front doors that open outward. They are NOT bi-fold doors. I was thinking more on the order of Freeman Marine doors. These are custom fit and can be equipped with keylocks and dogs.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:59 PM   #9
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Some have been able to find/salvage RV doors that fit.
Capt. Are you missing the (knee/head knockers) hatchways onboard the boat?
I rode submarines. There were 6 bulkhead hatches and 4 deck hatches. There were NO knee knockers. Mind you, the hull was 2" thick and the bulkheads weren't much thinner.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:11 PM   #10
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Just messin with you
Mine are the same as yours.
To secure from the outside I made a piece of angle iron and clips bolted to the door that I could drop in place padlock and walk?
The problem with that idea is that once the door was pushed tight enough not to leak the drivers door handle latches so I end up in and out the back door anyway.
So I am in limbo on this issue also (money and time)
Just messing with you capt. I do like your idea.
Trying to stay original on the body except for storage underside and my ideas changed when I started DOT inspections but I understand there point
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