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Old 05-22-2017, 08:37 AM   #341
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is that door shot?
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:58 AM   #342
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is that door shot?
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Pretty much the entire bottom is rusted out. The lip inside that hold the seal is rotted to oblivion. It leaks when I wash the bus or when it rains.
THe seal is a crazy piece to try and duplicate or fabricate. I found a fabricator that sells the bottom piece of the door, but it would be free to panel it over, and lots of time and money to keep.
If I had my own shop, and didn't have another bus I'm trying to work on, I'd have all the time in the world to spend on this. But I'm trying to have my bus painted in the next week.
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:47 PM   #343
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Pretty much the entire bottom is rusted out. The lip inside that hold the seal is rotted to oblivion. It leaks when I wash the bus or when it rains.
THe seal is a crazy piece to try and duplicate or fabricate. I found a fabricator that sells the bottom piece of the door, but it would be free to panel it over, and lots of time and money to keep.
If I had my own shop, and didn't have another bus I'm trying to work on, I'd have all the time in the world to spend on this. But I'm trying to have my bus painted in the next week.
definitely sounds like a take out... since yours almost looks like it was an afterthought.. you going to yank the outer frame and all off too? or just make a flat panel and a Nice big RV window for back there so it looks kinda like a "bay window"
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:44 PM   #344
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definitely sounds like a take out... since yours almost looks like it was an afterthought.. you going to yank the outer frame and all off too? or just make a flat panel and a Nice big RV window for back there so it looks kinda like a "bay window"
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Yeah, without the door, it leaves a nice flat rectangular space that would be easy to panel over. I'll throw a couple pieces of 1" square tubing or something behind it.
I wouldn't mind keeping it, but its gonna cost so much its not worth it.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:48 PM   #345
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my carpenter has one.. just behind the main door.. I love it.. EXCEPT it is a source of huge cold and hot air infiltration.. I have worked on the seals, etc.. but m,an this winter driving.. even with 7 heaters on high, the soda pop on the floor next to the door still froze.... granted it was 14 degrees outside but still that was inside the bus on a long road trip.. when I put it there as I left the gas station hours before it was liquid..

so yeah those dorrs can be a PITA
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My rear door hinges are so bad, I'm gona have to rob two off the WC door. SO there's another excuse to delete the sucker!
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:03 PM   #347
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And since I'm loving my new riveter, I've ordered some 3/16" rivets in short grip ranges. Stainless closed end all the way!
Now i'll have a range of rivets for various applications.
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:12 PM   #348
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once you got the hang of that thing is was slick as could be..
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once you got the hang of that thing is was slick as could be..
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Yeah, I like rivets now! A LOT!


So current plan is paneling over the rear windows and WC door. That will be a total of 6 "delete" panels on this shorty!
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And since I'm loving my new riveter, I've ordered some 3/16" rivets in short grip ranges. Stainless closed end all the way!
Now i'll have a range of rivets for various applications.
So what riveter did you get? I've got a pneumatic one but think it's a little small for the bus application. As always we want pics!!
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