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Old 09-23-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: E. Central WI
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Year: 92
Coachwork: Thomas Merbach
Chassis: IH
Engine: DT366
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Truck doors on a skoolie?

Yes, I want to move the folding door to the rear just fore of the axle.

Install two Normal or Semi tractor doors. Hell maybe even make it a quad cab.
I moved the heater, rerouted the wiring and even purchased two Freightliner doors. Now I am struggleing to get at it so to say.

Any one know of a forum or thread about hacking in a truck door?

I found a Skoolie at the Bi state binder web site the phot is called Dans bus. he grafted door skins onto a thomas body and it looks really cool.
I want to go one step further and make them (ok maybe just mine) work.

any pointers to help my searching effort would be great.

Mike
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:26 PM   #2
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Year: 92
Coachwork: Thomas Merbach
Chassis: IH
Engine: DT366
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Re: Truck doors on a skoolie?

Yes, that came to me after I found just the perfect doors.I found truck doors that have the window proportional to the rest of the bus. when I went back to the Semi tractor salvage yard, I could not find a cab with the same door.

I was unable to find a truck door that kicks inward ever so slighlty at the top and has the Big window opening.

The doors I have are going to be perfect looking and i think I am going to get Frames from something close and play fabricator until it is paintable.

I used to be able to find a Bus on this site. It was called dans bus and he had door skins grafted onto a thomas bodied machine he raked the windshield back just a little and man that looked sweet.
http://bistatebinders.com/index1.htm

I am going to try to contact someone to get a photo of that bus.

The other realization I had was that the Door is going to be a long way from me when seated.

then the tilt wheel comes to mind.

Man I need to focus.

I search this site hard and can't find another bus with a truck door grafted into it.
Amybe that should tell me something.

Mike
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