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Old 07-13-2015, 01:57 PM   #121
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I did. No luck.
Give School Bus Parts a call. They might have replacement parts or direct replacement
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:03 PM   #122
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I just called them. They only have plastic, no idea of anyone making steel. This is a bummer. May have no choice but to seal the openings with a steel plate kinda like William Bailey did with his bus. I can't justify putting a ton of work into this girl and risk her roof leaking every so often.... I understand the safety issues, but this may be the deciding factor to permanently seal the roof and blank out the hatches..... Wife is bummed right now.....
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:11 PM   #123
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I tell everyone with an ear to hear that the roof hatches are really chintzy and to do something else. mine are just some ceiling panels cut down to cover the holes for now. I'll actually fix them permanently soon. They were basically the only sources of leaks on mine. But man, did they ever LEAK.
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:45 PM   #124
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CB,

I hear ya! I'm already formulating a permanent solution to fix this. Details soon....
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:08 PM   #125
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Good! Come up with something good, I'll "steal" the idea...
I''ve been planning to use closed end mandrel rivets and panel adhesive.
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:21 PM   #126
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Tell ya what.. I'll let ya permanently "borrow" it. How 'bout that??
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:29 PM   #127
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:10 PM   #128
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Have you thought of spending a little time removing & cleaning around them and putting them back in before you seal off those emergency hatches or are they busted up and not worth dealing with.

I think it would be worth the little effort to at least try (and maybe Wifey wouldn't be as bummed) and would understand that sealing them absolutely needs to happen.

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We looked at them today and these things were made 27 years ago in plastic. They were sitting in the 100*+ heat in the California sun for all that time. They were well beyond repair at this point. So there were two options, either replace them with new plastic ones or just delete them. Deleting is quicker, easier, cheaper, and provides a more permanent solution..... Just sayin'....
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