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Old 03-17-2013, 11:11 AM   #281
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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.
bus-bro, the door on my Wayne is very strong. some of its problems are that when locked using the handle, if a person were to actually pull on the door instead of pushing on it, the handle will pop out of the locked position allowing the door to then be pushed open. the other problems i see it that i don't see enough space in the metal in which to put a dead bolt, and its shorter than the door frame with the difference being made up with the big rubber gasket, which would make a dead bolt useless. i love the four windows on it though, and the solid steel construction. hmmm if i could find a way to make it a swing out door, close enough to the door frame to accept a dead bolt, and a way install a screen i would probably keep it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #282
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Here is the factory lock we have on buses on our district. Its simple but effective.most are direct on tumbler assembly others use solenoid with key switch on door post.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:13 PM   #283
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Here is the factory lock we have on buses on our district. Its simple but effective.most are direct on tumbler assembly others use solenoid with key switch on door post.
This is good information. probably more useful to bus-bro. i wish there was something similar out there for Wayne buses.

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:07 AM   #284
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

I figure I will have to add some material to the door frame to get the original bus door to work. I'm hoping that a strip of 2" angle iron will do the trick. Dang I'd really like to learn how to weld!
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:56 AM   #285
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Dan, i would like to learn how to weld as well. it would make things a lot easier. you brought up a good idea. if i can replace the rubber gasket with 2 inches of steel somehow i could add a dead bolt to that. then i could reuse the bus door.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:20 AM   #286
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Yes, either the door needs to be wider or the opening smaller. I think making the opening smaller may be the easier and more stable option.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #287
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i would like to learn how to weld as well
Check with the local schools. I took a night class 40 years ago, most useful class I ever took.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:51 PM   #288
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some additions i made recently. i was having Internet problems so i haven't been on for awhile


my aunt made 10 sets of drapes with this light blue material, and it looks pretty good:



i built my first 2 screens. the frames fit perfectly withing th 1/4 inch all around ridge on Wayne bus windows. the screen firs under the rain gutter, and its held in place using pieces of aluminum held in with some of the window frame screws.





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Nice! I need to get some screens in place soon as well - bug season is just about here in Central TX.
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Nice! I need to get some screens in place soon as well - bug season is just about here in Central TX.
yes, and Dan, you guys have a real bug season down there. i noticed last year that flies and stinging insects tend to be attracted to the open windows of my bus. at least we don't have some of the larger bugs i remember from living in the midwest.
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