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Old 07-06-2015, 07:00 PM   #81
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If you were near me, I could have you that panel cut to size on a plasma table tomorrow. For wholesale cost.
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Yeah, wife and I discussed the on-side options, the flood options, and a bunch of other emergency situations (brother-in-law is retired cop, cousin-in-law is a state cop - major - between them and my EMS experiences we believe we have almost all the bases covered with emergency situations to plan for) we figured the rear door over the engine was least effective and had a higher probability of injury-or-worse results, so we're getting rid of it. Much debate went into the decision, TRUST ME!! Wifie won!
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It's the bend at the bottom that has my attention. I don't have a way to brake the metal to the proper angle to the re-attach it to the rear. I can cut sheet metal, I have those tools, just not a braker.....
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:32 PM   #84
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After THREE HOURS of doing battle with the Texas DPS, I WON!!!!! Finally got plates on her! Now I can drive her to some of the people I'm looking to sub-contract to - such as spray-foamers, metal shops and such for help since I don't have my own metal shop and I live in an apartment complex. I CANNOT STAND living in an apartment! YUCK!!!! Steps in getting closer to independent living!! YAY!!!
In 1999, spent 8 months in an apartment after a house fire.... 2 adults, 3 children; (youngest was 2), upstairs 2 bedroom apartment with little to no furniture (didn't want to buy new furniture until new house was built)

vowed NEVER AGAIN! (winters and cabin fever are a brutal combination)

Even now that I'm almost an empty nest bachelor, I'd still rather live in a damned tent!!!!

no offense to ones living in apartment, it's just not for me.... and I can say Been There, Done That!

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Old 07-06-2015, 07:35 PM   #85
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CB,

It's the bend at the bottom that has my attention. I don't have a way to brake the metal to the proper angle to the re-attach it to the rear. I can cut sheet metal, I have those tools, just not a braker.....
Ok, I see what you mean.
A local metal shop will be able to do it for ya easily.
But I'm sure you know this!
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In 1999, spent 8 months in an apartment after a house fire.... 2 adults, 3 children; (youngest was 2), upstairs 2 bedroom apartment with little to no furniture (didn't want to buy new furniture until new house was built)

vowed NEVER AGAIN! (winters and cabin fever are a brutal combination)

Even now that I'm almost an empty nest bachelor, I'd still rather live in a damned tent!!!!

no offense to ones living in apartment, it's just not for me.... and I can say Been There, Done That!

It's great for some folks, but I ain't one of them.
From the time I was 18 till I was nearly 30 I lived in a tiny apartment in the ghetto.
I'd rather have a tent, too. Or a popup camper.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:41 PM   #87
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It's the bend at the bottom that has my attention. I don't have a way to brake the metal to the proper angle to the re-attach it to the rear. I can cut sheet metal, I have those tools, just not a braker.....
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Ok, I see what you mean.
A local metal shop will be able to do it for ya easily.
But I'm sure you know this!
get ahold of your local Vocational Technical School.... "Vo-Tech)
Our HVAC department does work for people all the time.
Electrical Trades, Automotive, and Welding departments do it also.
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GREAT idea! I believe I can find one in Houston somewhere.......
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GREAT idea! I believe I can find one in Houston somewhere.......
they've helped me in more ways than you can imagine....
as a high school student, as an adult student, as an employee, and as a citizen!
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I got an artificial hip and I don't run, jump and turn myself inside out like I use to but I'm not understanding the roof & side windows becoming the emergency exits vs. an actual door.

When my azz is this close to catching fire, I'll gladly take my chances with the outcome of jumping out the back door vs trying to get my feet, legs & azz out a tiny side window. And you can kiss any emergency vent that's over my head completely unusable unless the bus is on it's side.

My belief is the more emergency exits the better. I'd even love to add more to the side windows.
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