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Old 07-10-2006, 05:46 PM   #1
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Need Side Handicap/Emergency Door

I am looking for a Thomas Body side door about 36". My new Skoolie project will block the rear door and the sofas and stuff won't fit through the regular door. This will be my first cut & weld project to the body.

Option 2 is to take the donor parts bus rear door, grind the weld where the bend is, and flatten it out a bit to match the angle of the side.

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I just put my couch in before I built all the walls. I know it kind of makes things permanent, but it seems to have worked just fine for me. Is there any reason why that wouldn't work for you?
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:51 AM   #3
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In the meantime, that's what I will do. But I we like to take the sofa's out and set them up under the awning/tarp at our destination. When your partying with 10 - 20 people, it keeps all the traffic and dirt from inside. I also like to keep the front 1/2 of the bus open as my multi-purpose area. This way I can adapt to any need that arises: floor space for extra bodies, bike/dirtbike hauler, construction materials, moving truck, etc...

I have checked around or called a dozen or so boneyards in my area with no luck. I think a Bluebird rear door has less of an angle that would require less flattening, but I sure would like to skip that extra work. Putting in this door will be my first cut & weld project, so I want it to go as smooth asa possible.
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Just be like me and route the 10-20 people onto the roof. If they fall off, Darwin has prevailed
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Bump. Still looking..........................
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