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Old 05-20-2019, 12:55 PM   #1
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What are these?!

I have these loop things on my passenger side for half the length but no idea what they are for.. maybe you have some and thought of ideas for using them or know what they are for.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:58 PM   #2
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I have these loop things on my passenger side for half the length but no idea what they are for.. maybe you have some and thought of ideas for using them or know what they are for.
When you open the baggage compartment there will be a cable clipped to the door. Unclip it and connect it to the loop to hold the door up.
Upon closer inspection of the pic, it seems no baggage doors, so maybe an after thought for connecting something to the side.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:02 PM   #3
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When you open the baggage compartment there will be a cable clipped to the door. Unclip it and connect it to the loop to hold the door up.
I don't have a baggage compartment, want to install them tho! I do have some holes under where these loops are, and only in line with em
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Was it from the school that way, or from a private seller?
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I don't have a baggage compartment, want to install them tho! I do have some holes under where these loops are, and only in line with em
they could be where someone tied their dogs - when I travel with my toyhauler to be, I'll have a series of eyebolts around the outside of the bus to fasten my dogs to during pee breaks
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:55 PM   #6
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From the appearance of droppings beneath the loops, maybe hummingbird perches..?
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I don't have a baggage compartment, want to install them tho! I do have some holes under where these loops are, and only in line with em
They're in staggered pairs, from the images posted. Do the continue that pattern the entire length of the shotgun side?
My guess is to belay long items from. Definitely after market, to be sure.
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they could be where someone tied their dogs - when I travel with my toyhauler to be, I'll have a series of eyebolts around the outside of the bus to fasten my dogs to during pee breaks
Some seem too close to avoid the dawgs fouling their lines.
(Tangling foul, not tinkling...)
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:58 PM   #7
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Was it from the school that way, or from a private seller?
Was picked up privately, but I do think it was from the school that way
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From the appearance of droppings beneath the loops, maybe hummingbird perches..?They're in staggered pairs, from the images posted. Do the continue that pattern the entire length of the shotgun side?
My guess is to belay long items from. Definitely after market, to be sure.Some seem too close to avoid the dawgs fouling their lines.
(Tangling foul, not tinkling...)

Lol not poop but wear an tare from things being hooked on. They are only about half the length of the bus. But there are holes underneath them by a foot or two that must've held something else to correspond with them. Was going to call willco transportation and see what they say tomorrow
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Lol not poop but wear an tare from things being hooked on. They are only about half the length of the bus. But there are holes underneath them by a foot or two that must've held something else to correspond with them. Was going to call willco transportation and see what they say tomorrow
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From the appearance of droppings beneath the loops, maybe hummingbird perches..?They're in staggered pairs, from the images posted. Do the continue that pattern the entire length of the shotgun side?
My guess is to belay long items from. Definitely after market, to be sure.Some seem too close to avoid the dawgs fouling their lines.
(Tangling foul, not tinkling...)
the dogs are secured this way during pee breaks and to be fed - 'drop chains' are about 12" long, with a swivel snap on both ends of the chain - you can fasten two dogs to the same loop on the truck by fastening one swivel snap into the ring of the other swivel snap so they can move over, under and around each other without tangling
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:25 PM   #11
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It may be that this particular bus had vinyl/canvas "recruiting" or "hiring" signs ... it might have been used basically as a billboard to hire drivers for the school district. The loops used to secure the banner/sign. That's my guess.


My bus has *One*, which is intended to secure the wheelchair door open.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:34 PM   #12
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That would work...
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the dogs are secured this way during pee breaks and to be fed - 'drop chains' are about 12" long, with a swivel snap on both ends of the chain - you can fasten two dogs to the same loop on the truck by fastening one swivel snap into the ring of the other swivel snap so they can move over, under and around each other without tangling
Rare indeed, the times I've had more than a single dawg, so never pondered on how to provide potty time for a pack!
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:27 PM   #13
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It may be that this particular bus had vinyl/canvas "recruiting" or "hiring" signs ... it might have been used basically as a billboard to hire drivers for the school district. The loops used to secure the banners.
This. Maybe not all schools do this but some schools do when they take the team for away games they have banners on the side of the bus assuming the school district wasn't wealthy enough for a dedicated team bus in school color livery. Also seen many districts park a bus with a Hiring banner affixed to the side.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:47 PM   #14
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Too many dogs
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Too many dogs
For a sled dog team, bare minimum, I'd say!
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:39 PM   #16
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They look like factory Blue Bird luggage door holders, as was suggested earlier. I have them on my 1994.

The spacing seems odd, though, so they may have been repurposed.
Looking at the panels below, there may have been compartments there originally. Look for traces of compartments underneath. There might be "tracks" where the big J-hooks went over the frame.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:10 PM   #18
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I'm thinking that someone put anchors in to tie stuff on the roof and placed them low enough for easy access? Just a thought.
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I like the school/team banner idea.

If you actually painted the bus, then it wouldn't be yellow anymore - which could disqualify it from running a regular school route during the day. (Not to mention that I think people would flip if the school spend $5000 on custom paint. A $500 banner, no problem.)

EDIT - But there's only one row, and that's an odd height for a banner. . .
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I have one for the wheelchair door. Looks just like that.
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