Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-24-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
Bus Crazy
 
opus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,615
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All-American R/E
Engine: 8.3 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Luggage racks

I THINK I might be looking for a section or 2 of the above seat luggage racks from a Blue Bird. Has anyone got any that they took out?
opus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oregon/Philippines
Posts: 1,660
Re: Luggage racks

it might be easier to get the luggage rack from a transit. should be the same, and there are lots of those in the wrecking yards.
__________________
Jesus Christ... Conversion in progress.
chev49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
Bus Crazy
 
opus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,615
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All-American R/E
Engine: 8.3 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Luggage racks

I was looking for a OEM bolt in. This had them in it at one time. There are no wrecking yards here within 100's of miles. Someone here had them a while ago, I forget who though. :/
opus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 10:32 AM   #4
Bus Crazy
 
somewhereinusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Andrews,Indiana
Posts: 1,636
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: AARE
Engine: 3116 Cat 250hp
Rated Cap: Her, me and Molly
Re: Luggage racks

Is this what you are looking for?


I still have most of it, although I did cut it in a few places to get it out. Not sure how you would get it though.
From a 91 Bluebird All American RE
Free if you want them. I have used a few bits and pieces for other things.
somewhereinusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 10:47 AM   #5
Bus Crazy
 
opus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,615
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All-American R/E
Engine: 8.3 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Luggage racks

Thats it. How long is a section and could you use just one section and have it hang structurally sound? In other words, is there a hangar at each section end? She is wanting a shelf over a table are and I was thinking that would be the best way to do it. Not sure SHE is thinking that, but............
opus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
somewhereinusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Andrews,Indiana
Posts: 1,636
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: AARE
Engine: 3116 Cat 250hp
Rated Cap: Her, me and Molly
Re: Luggage racks

Here's a better picture of the details. This is the end, note the upright bracket between each window, has a screw top and bottom into rib. The rack bottom is aluminum tube that goes through the inner brackets and just into the ends. I haven't tried, but assume that brackets will slide off of the tubes. Spacing is whatever the window (or rib) spacing is mine are 28 or 32, not all windows are the same size,nor are the ribs spaced evenly. Padded part is just some cheap particle board covered with foam and vinyl, I wouldn't think you would need that, I assume your interior is something other than school bus brown.

somewhereinusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
Bus Crazy
 
opus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,615
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All-American R/E
Engine: 8.3 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Luggage racks

I have the brackets on the windows already. I have the holes in the ceiling as well. How long is a section? Just thinking, but if I got a couple sections, I could always cut ends off and weld them together. As far as me getting them, I would surely pay shipping if I do this. You could tape a couple together and stick a label on it, no box necessary.

Still thinking out loud here......
opus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:48 AM   #8
Bus Crazy
 
somewhereinusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Andrews,Indiana
Posts: 1,636
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: AARE
Engine: 3116 Cat 250hp
Rated Cap: Her, me and Molly
Re: Luggage racks

From what I can tell the aluminum tubing is full length, I cut it into more manageable lengths, I'll have to see if it can be knocked apart. So, you would need a pair of ends, and however many middle sections, plus aluminum tubes to adequately. cover the length?. I don't think the box would have to be very big, not sure about shipping without a box. I'll have to check on getting them to pick up here, round trip to them would be about 70 miles.
somewhereinusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 12:23 PM   #9
Bus Crazy
 
opus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,615
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All-American R/E
Engine: 8.3 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Luggage racks

UPS or FedEx doesnt pick up at your home? Maybe its a living in the middle of nowhere thing here. I just call them and they come here. Dont do anything yet, still checking things. I need to go measure widths and lengths as well.
opus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 04:34 PM   #10
Bus Crazy
 
opus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,615
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All-American R/E
Engine: 8.3 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Luggage racks

Ok, here is what I would need. I need enough to cover 2 windows. Just like your last picture above. Whatcha think?
opus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Roof Racks Gearhead94 Conversion General Discussions 2 04-25-2013 11:53 PM
luggage rack / rooftop storage Atridox Conversion General Discussions 1 04-02-2010 10:48 AM
Roof Racks kirkndopp Skoolie Conversion Projects 2 08-03-2009 09:25 PM
How To: Racks (Roof and Rear) fightingsiouxbus Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 4 08-09-2008 11:48 PM
Roof Racks/Party Platforms Steve Conversion General Discussions 12 07-19-2005 02:04 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.