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Old 06-12-2017, 07:26 AM   #511
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Thomas, International, and Blue Bird were at the scrap yard that I wandered Sat. They had a few with WC doors. No Am Tran buses. Is your door the same as any of those? Is it replaceable with any of those? The ones I opened and looked at all had flat gaskets. Stupid easy to replace so those couldn't be the same.


Ouch that's some nasty stuff there.



Without seeing it first hand, you're going to need to do some SERIOUS rebuild or bite the bullet for a new door especially without a metal brake, hammers, ... hell a metal fab shop.
I think the door can be repaired. I can get a new, fabricated lower edge of the door from a bus body parts supplier for $115.
All I'm REALLY NEEDING really bad is the seal around the door. That sucker's elusive!
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:04 AM   #512
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I think the door can be repaired. I can get a new, fabricated lower edge of the door from a bus body parts supplier for $115.
All I'm REALLY NEEDING really bad is the seal around the door. That sucker's elusive!
Have you tried these guys?

http://www.busparts.com/doors.html

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Old 06-12-2017, 08:25 AM   #513
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I think the door can be repaired. I can get a new, fabricated lower edge of the door from a bus body parts supplier for $115.
All I'm REALLY NEEDING really bad is the seal around the door. That sucker's elusive!
Does this mean you are cutting the door in half and welding the bottom back on? And have it straight... <-- me and straight is what I'd worry about.

At that point, wouldn't it be easier to build a door from scratch and/or modify the hinges of another?
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:49 AM   #514
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YES. They've been suggested several times in this thread.
I've called them and they actually don't have anything for my bus at all.
They don't even have any amtran parts, just a few. IDK why they say they have amtran parts when they really don't.
Super friendly folks, but they have nothing.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:55 AM   #515
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Does this mean you are cutting the door in half and welding the bottom back on? And have it straight... <-- me and straight is what I'd worry about.

At that point, wouldn't it be easier to build a door from scratch and/or modify the hinges of another?
Its a repair panel. Pretty easy to fix, man. Body shops do this stuff all the time.
Its a pretty common rust area according to the folks I talked to.International - Amtram | Custom Bus and Truck Panels

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you cut away the rusty flanged bottom and weld the new pieces in. Smooth the joints and it would look good as new.
They're also going to be selling the whole door soon. But I'd imagine that sucker is expensive.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:09 AM   #516
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Its a repair panel. Pretty easy to fix, man. Body shops do this stuff all the time.
Its a pretty common rust area according to the folks I talked to.International - Amtram | Custom Bus and Truck Panels
Link is just a frame (no graphics). Replacing skin doesn't worry me. Replacing framing does. Keeping it square and true. Especially something like a door that's hinged and loaded weird. Granted you're replacing the bottom, not the hinged side but still.

Guess I need more practice. I'd love to find a scrap yard full of stuff like that (doors, windows, whatever) and just go to town practicing. I think I am going to go back to the scrap yard with the buses. They had some angle iron and square tubing. I think the tubing was 1 1/2" stuff. They had some 2" thick walled stuff too. I should get a bunch for building more basement storage and/or racks for water tanks. The guy quoted me 25 cent a lb. I know the scrap price for selling is only 4 cents a lb but I've no idea if that's a good price for buying or not.
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Out here they charge 50 cents a pound for usable scrap. The scrap yards have developed a whole side industry out of setting up a usable scrap steel yard to select items from.
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Out here they charge 50 cents a pound for usable scrap. The scrap yards have developed a whole side industry out of setting up a usable scrap steel yard to select items from.
They can suck some nuts!!! 4 cents to 25 cents is a 650% profit. How many companies can claim that?
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another thing that works for decal removal is ones 4000 lb hot water pressure washer, and is the same thing for removing decals, grease on heavy equipment prior to resale
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another thing that works for decal removal is ones 4000 lb hot water pressure washer, and is the same thing for removing decals, grease on heavy equipment prior to resale
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4000 and hot?!? That'll remove flesh from bone while cooking it. Honey have you seen the cat lately?
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