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Old 05-16-2018, 11:14 AM   #1
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Leaky Roof and Frustrated!

Hello all, i am New to the forum here. We converted a 1988 Bluebird. well it had a few small leaks up front, and I thought I got them fixed. It was the windows, Pulled them out, cleaned everything and sealed them when I put them back in. problem solved. I also sealed around the windshield, just for good measure. and everything looks great. Until we got some Much needed rain, and I found yet another leak! UGG! Well it is coming from the front of the bus up top, I cant find any holes.. So my question is, Do you think it could be coming from the roof seam or a rivet? I guess my next step is to put a sealer around every seam and rivet head on the bus until there is no more leaks. Just frustrated. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:16 AM   #2
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Hello all, i am New to the forum here. We converted a 1988 Bluebird. well it had a few small leaks up front, and I thought I got them fixed. It was the windows, Pulled them out, cleaned everything and sealed them when I put them back in. problem solved. I also sealed around the windshield, just for good measure. and everything looks great. Until we got some Much needed rain, and I found yet another leak! UGG! Well it is coming from the front of the bus up top, I cant find any holes.. So my question is, Do you think it could be coming from the roof seam or a rivet? I guess my next step is to put a sealer around every seam and rivet head on the bus until there is no more leaks. Just frustrated. Thanks in advance!
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If the school bus lights are still in place, that's almost certainly where the leak is coming from.

If not, I guess a hose-pipe test is in order.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:24 AM   #3
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Thanks Twigg. those lights are definitely still there. I guess I should not have been so naive in thinking that they were sealed good. I will check that and let you know. Thanks so much!
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:55 AM   #4
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Thanks Twigg. those lights are definitely still there. I guess I should not have been so naive in thinking that they were sealed good. I will check that and let you know. Thanks so much!
Some buses have a vent in the roof above the driver as well. I know my thomas does. I had some water coming down through screw holes around my roof hatch, so i hit the screws on my roof vent up front too
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