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Old 01-07-2016, 08:13 PM   #1
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weld the 2 front doors to make one?

any one taken off the 2 air powered front doors, welded them together to make one door. then put hinges on and use for the front door? it is the perfect size and all.
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:08 AM   #2
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Haven't done it yet but it's on the list.
I like the looks of your bus.
You are off to a good start.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:01 AM   #3
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I've seen some folks use bolts and hardware to make the doors a one piece. I'd imagine a welder would do it!
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:43 PM   #4
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You certainly could, but the lack of insulation and leakage would be the reason I'd want to get a new door. Cant you find/cut down a residential or rv door?
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:04 PM   #5
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i could , i just like the look of it. keeps some of the old skoolie in there with the new. noted on the insulation factor though.
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:16 PM   #6
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When I can arrange it, I'm planning on a custom single piece door, with lexan and insulation inserts for mine
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:51 PM   #7
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The plan was to make a 1 piece 1" tube frame and use the windows and seals from the original doors, so it would sorta look stock...don't care about insulation for my ride.
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:49 PM   #8
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I repurposed the steel and a window from the original door and a proper car door latch to make a completely different, one-piece door. It was a quick and dirty job, though, and it is fundamentally flawed in that it is nearly impossible to seal. Tough as nails, though. I'll be making a new one out of angle iron soon.

I know a lot of people use residential doors, but that doesn't sit well with me. I used residential door latches for other uses inside the bus and one has already failed from road vibrations. Would hate that to happen to the front door!
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:32 PM   #9
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I welded the original doors together and mounted them on a "parallelogram plug" door hinge from a transit bus. That allowed me to keep the original look and yet solve the problems associated with the worn out original set up. Jack


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