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Old 02-25-2016, 08:12 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Stu & Filo. T View Post
If you want to maintain the structural integrity of a School Bus then put all your inner sheetmetal back on & reinstall all the seats you removed, reinstall all windows that were removed and or lower your roofs back to where they were.
The moment you change anything you have changed the standards a School Bus has to meet but you will still be stronger than a S&S
We need more meetups so folks can actually sit in a bus with a metal interior vs one thats fully converted and insulated.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:09 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Skoolydoo View Post
All of the items that you spoke of removing have screws or small bolts holding them in. And you are after all replacing what you remove with new items.
Cabinets, walls, and when you reskin the Windows it makes that part stronger.
The chair rail is welded or riveted every few inches so to make it harder to removed to help keep the structural integrity intact. JMHO
Plus I might add, that I know nothing about nothing
My point is, the moment you do anything (Remove Seats) The you have changed the original Structural design.
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I am glad I found this discussion because I would love to remove that rail as well, not just to eliminate the part that juts out, but more because I want to lose the panel underneath that was trapping tons of moisture. Not sure what the consensus is. I will continue to follow this thread before yanking it out.
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:41 PM   #14
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You might be waiting a while... it's rare that we reach a consensus here! Usually we agree to disagree and try to keep it friendly.

All kidding aside, the vertical section of the chair rail is the primary thing that holds the bus walls and roof to the floor. The exterior sheet metal attaches to the ribs in the wall, the ribs in the wall attach to that vertical section of chair rail, and the chair rail attaches to the floor. We can debate the importance of the flange the seats rest on, but the overall piece that creates the pocket where moisture is getting trapped (if I've understood you description correctly) has to stay.
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Thanks. I have decided to keep it in place and work around it.
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And the foot bone is connected to the ankle bone and the ankle bone is connected to the shin bone and the shin bone is connected to the knee bone..
There was a cool song bout that many years ago..any one remember?
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:36 PM   #17
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BTW...if you enclose the area below the chair rails tab, it makes the perfect chase for electrical and even plumbing.
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