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Old 02-12-2018, 12:36 PM   #1
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I am looking at a 1978 MCI-8 Crusader and had some questions about other peoples answers to the door.

This bus doesnt have an outside lock or handle so the only way to open it was from the inside or using a pole through the DS window to push the inside door handle to open the door.

I have seen people with flat RV style handles but is there a company/source for the handles or is it all creative invention-like?
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:44 PM   #2
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I am looking at a 1978 MCI-8 Crusader and had some questions about other peoples answers to the door.

This bus doesnt have an outside lock or handle so the only way to open it was from the inside or using a pole through the DS window to push the inside door handle to open the door.

I have seen people with flat RV style handles but is there a company/source for the handles or is it all creative invention-like?
I don't have an answer, but I have to piggyback on this question. I'm assuming the best answer is a door replacement. Does anyone have a spare door lying around for a Micro Bird?

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Old 02-12-2018, 12:45 PM   #3
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There are many styles of the pocket keyed compartment and door latches on amazon.
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:29 PM   #4
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Like this...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-RV-Pa...9ZLyNW&vxp=mtr

Pretty much the same as what I am using.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:31 PM   #5
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Are those easy installations or is there alot of customization required?
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:59 PM   #8
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Does your MCI have the split door or the one piece?

If you have the split door, the "popular" way to do it a few years ago was to build a new single door from scratch or a kit.

I built my Eagle door from a kit.

Take a look at: http://busconversion101.com/Exterior_Kits.htm#New One Piece Salon Door to replace%C2%A0the old NJ-Transit Bi-Fold Doors

Ok.i can't get the link to play right. Midway down the page is a link to "one piece salon door"
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Does your MCI have the split door or the one piece?

If you have the split door, the "popular" way to do it a few years ago was to build a new single door from scratch or a kit.

I built my Eagle door from a kit.

Take a look at: Exterior Kits One Piece Salon Door to replace%C2%A0the old NJ-Transit Bi-Fold Doors

Ok.i can't get the link to play right. Midway down the page is a link to "one piece salon door"
Nice door build. but they need work on their math, $3900 is not 1/3 of $7000.
If I made that door I could make about $3500 profit.
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