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Old 05-06-2009, 12:29 AM   #1
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Tailgate build pics/how-to?

I am going to be starting the tailgate on my bus this week(end) and cant find any pics or build threads. Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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Re: Tailgate build pics/how-to?

look at the millicent chronicles.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:59 PM   #3
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Top right corner is a search box, type in the word "tailgate" & it will return 24 pages of posts containing the word

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Youve got to be kidding me!!!

I did that already. Spent a hour or so looking and didnt find anything of use
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:09 PM   #4
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Re: Tailgate build pics/how-to?

reread millicent's
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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Re: Tailgate build pics/how-to?

I am doing mine like the parker chassis bus.

http://parkerchassis.com/shop/Foolbus.htm
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:58 PM   #6
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Re: Tailgate build pics/how-to?

here is a link to milicent's story. She has a big tail gate.

http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtop...hilit=tailgate
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:24 PM   #7
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Re: Tailgate build pics/how-to?

I checked out milicent and got lots of good infobut what i am really looking for is some info on cutting out the back end without losing structural integrity. I guess i am gonna just have to attack it with a sawzall
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:16 AM   #8
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Re: Tailgate build pics/how-to?

probably the most important thing would be to get the bus level/plumb from side to side befoer you start to cut it open so that it will be easy to keep the opening square while adding structure for the doorframe. look at some semi trailers and truck boxes for ideas on how to frame the back end of the bus. if you are going to lower the floor or do any other major structural mods, install temporary x bracing inside until the door frame is structurally sound. the required effort up front will save you much time and effort in getting to the final result.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:24 PM   #9
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No beavertailing of the frame here, at least not now. Just a door
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:17 AM   #10
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suggestion,
it sounds like their is some doubt about beaver tails, allow for it now so that you don't have to remake the tailgate door and hinge if you change your mind later.
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