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Old 03-05-2013, 11:28 PM   #271
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That is beautiful work on the handrail!!! Looks realy nice and it is impressive as the first thing you see going into the bus. Great
Thanks Browncrown, i happy with how it turned out. now i need to locate a jackknife sofa. thats next on my list.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #272
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I like the unique end pieces, look like they were meant for hand rails (the metal parts). Where would you even look for something like that.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:51 AM   #273
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I like the unique end pieces, look like they were meant for hand rails (the metal parts). Where would you even look for something like that.
Shadoll, are you referring to this metal piece holding up the railing? if so it was designed for hand rails. i picked 2 of them up at the habitat for humanity re-store .i used different screws of to attach it both to the hand rail itself and to the rest of the Bannister
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:50 AM   #274
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quick video i made last weekend. i want to see if it works:
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:33 PM   #275
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i removed the door mechanism and added a sliding patio door lock. should work ok until i get an RV door.







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Old 03-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #276
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So, can you lock it from the outside? Or is this designed to provide security only when you are inside the bus? I assume when you are driving you use the new lock mechanism to keep the doors shut, right? Since you no longer have the handle and arm the bus driver normally uses to control the door? I'm a little confused about what you are doing here...
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:09 PM   #277
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So, can you lock it from the outside? Or is this designed to provide security only when you are inside the bus? I assume when you are driving you use the new lock mechanism to keep the doors shut, right? Since you no longer have the handle and arm the bus driver normally uses to control the door? I'm a little confused about what you are doing here...
it will provide security when your inside the bus, also i can lock it, leave by the side door and lock that from the outside. the lock mechanism will also be used to keep the doors closed while im driving. My main goal is to remove the control handle and bar so that i can work on the dash board. also the handle and arm will need to be gone for when i add the RV door.
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... My main goal is to remove the control handle and bar so that i can work on the dash board. also the handle and arm will need to be gone for when i add the RV door...
Okay, got it. I'm also looking forward to the day when I get around to dealing with my front door situation. I also want to remove the handle/bar mechanism, but rather than doing an RV door, I will likely reconfigure the stock bus door to be a one-piece, side-opening door like some others have done. The RV door is likely a cleaner solution, but I don't feel like spending the $$ and I kinda like the funky skoolie look of the stock doors. I'll bet you could find a deal on a used RV door at a junk yard though... Hmmmm...
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:45 AM   #279
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... My main goal is to remove the control handle and bar so that i can work on the dash board. also the handle and arm will need to be gone for when i add the RV door...
Okay, got it. I'm also looking forward to the day when I get around to dealing with my front door situation. I also want to remove the handle/bar mechanism, but rather than doing an RV door, I will likely reconfigure the stock bus door to be a one-piece, side-opening door like some others have done. The RV door is likely a cleaner solution, but I don't feel like spending the $$ and I kinda like the funky skoolie look of the stock doors. I'll bet you could find a deal on a used RV door at a junk yard though... Hmmmm...[/quote:3v52pwiz]

Dan, a junk yard, or craigslist is where i have been looking. i also wanted to convert bus door into a one piece, outward opening door, but it has a large gap on one side that is covered by the rubber seal. i would have to add material to the frame and remove the rubber seal in order to put a dead bolt on anyway. so if i can find an RV door of the right size i will go that route. i also like the integrated screen door in an RV door. i may still convert the bus door. but for now i can work on the dash board at least.
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I don't know about your bus, but my BB AA the door hardware and door are well engineered. It would take a sledge hammer, with a few blows to break through the door when I set that bus door handle all the way forward. The lock to latch the door when I exit has some problems though. What I'm trying to say is that some school bus doors are actually pretty damn good.
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