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Old 02-06-2016, 06:03 PM   #1
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Bluebird T2000 Accordion Door Question(s)

First: Thank you SO much to all the wonderfully helpful veteran skoolies here. Your patience and willingness to share your knowledge and expertise is priceless.

My question(s): How in the heck do you get into a 1994 Bluebird T2000 with an accordion door (air opener)? I just pushed it open when I was looking at it but that seems rather crude.
Is it possible to lock said door? Or do I need to plan on replacing it with something else?

Thanks! I don't even know what questions to ask (and the proper terms) so I do appreciate your patience.

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Old 02-06-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:05 PM   #3
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I would suggest either:

a. A lock and hasp on the rear of the door
b. A keyed drop bolt
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:56 AM   #4
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My question(s): How in the heck do you get into a 1994 Bluebird T2000 with an accordion door (air opener)? I just pushed it open when I was looking at it but that seems rather crude.
That's generally correct. There should be a manual release above the door to bypass the air line.
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:59 AM   #5
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I would suggest either:

a. A lock and hasp on the rear of the door
b. A keyed drop bolt
THis particular lock is made almost entirely of pot metal is sorta famous for breaking.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:11 PM   #6
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Yeah, but something like this. Remember, a lock only keeps honest people honest. A determined thief will find a way in.
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Right on.
That pot metal one won't require as much determination though!
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I have the same bus and the lock pictured is the one I used... seems to work well. I can turn off the air valve at the top of the door and lock it from the outside. I had to drill the door out to install it.
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Old 02-13-2016, 10:35 AM   #9
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DRBW: Would you please post a picture of your setup? I'd like to see where you put the lock. THANK YOU so much!!
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Is there not a lock at the bottom of the door?
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