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Old 02-12-2010, 12:11 PM   #161
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Re: Bike For The Light Skoolie

I love your progress!!!

Where did you find the door latch? Is it an online find or somewhere local? and what was the price?

I am going to relocate my door and build a custom, but havent found a latch i like.

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Old 02-12-2010, 08:54 PM   #162
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Thanks guys. I think it looks pretty good. I got it on ebay from a seller called parts n stuff. Have used them a bunch and had great luck. I ordered it on friday and it was in the mailbox on monday. They have black, white, and chrome. Here are links for all of them. Cost is $32.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RV-En...#ht_1708wt_941


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Old 02-13-2010, 07:58 AM   #163
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Looks good. I will go for one of those when budgets allows, until then I'm stuck with latch locks Not as pretty but sort works.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:30 AM   #164
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I couldn't wait. I been using a stick propped against the door.

As always, Thanks Johnny for the info and the inspiration!!

I just ordered my new door latch

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Old 02-14-2010, 12:54 AM   #165
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I couldn't wait. I been using a stick propped against the door.

As always, Thanks Johnny for the info and the inspiration!!

I just ordered my new door latch

Scott
You will love it. Really easy to install. Get a decent cut off wheel for the grinder if you got one. Makes the cuts really easy. And the lip makes any cut that is a little too big really easy to forgive. I am hoping to finish out the door framing tomorrow. There are so many projects going on in the bus right now I get a little overwhelmed. I have 2 weeks to finish now. So much to do, so little time.
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:01 AM   #166
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I am going to put it on a shelf until next spring when the snow melts off my bird. Then, I will be moving my door to right behind the front wheel and giving the love of my life her own area next to me. This does two things: 1. It gives her a place to call her own right beside me, which is where she has always been in life. And 2. It makes it a lot easier for me to see the hand coming towards the back of my head when I say or do one of the numerous thinks that have earned me a smack now and then for the past 25 years.

Self preservation is the key!
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:32 PM   #167
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Just remind her not to hit the driver. Could cause them to crash.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:14 PM   #168
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So today I finished the last of the paneling. No pics of it. I do have pics from the door though. I used weather treated 4x4's and 4x6's to build the door jam and stops. Then I used a simple screen door hydraulic to auto close the front door. Works great. Here are the pics. I am busting my butt to finish this thing up in the next 2 weeks.















Im tired. Gotta go to a wedding cake tasting. Talk atcha later.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:10 PM   #169
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Thats lookin good!!
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Im tired. Gotta go to a wedding cake tasting. Talk atcha later.
WoW I must be tired to because I miss read that and thought I read "gotta go to a welding cake testing". what ever that would be.
I think its time I went to bed!
Night
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btw the bus is looking great! I bookmarked that ebay seller you mentioned several posts up. I think it will come in handy down the road if he is still selling stuff.
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