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Old 04-24-2016, 04:49 PM   #361
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With all the seats being tossed out I figured you could get a couple with the built in baby seats for free. The built in baby seats are a space saver that can be folded into the seat back allowing adults to use the regular seats.
The other folks I read about got their seats from ebay I think.

These bus bench seats are tough as nails and fit perfectly between the wheel wells of the old Jeeps, after adjusting the leg length. That's the only other use I've found for them.
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:52 PM   #362
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With all the seats being tossed out I figured you could get a couple with the built in baby seats for free. The built in baby seats are a space saver that can be folded into the seat back allowing adults to use the regular seats.
The other folks I read about got their seats from ebay I think.

These bus bench seats are tough as nails and fit perfectly between the wheel wells of the old Jeeps, after adjusting the leg length. That's the only other use I've found for them.
Now i get what you meant!
Find the benches with the built-in child seats, so an adult could also use it!
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:50 PM   #363
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It's just that I've been through that and struggled with independently strapping in child car seats or baby seats. You'll come across them given time, and they can actually be recovered so they don't look like the original seats.

Have you ever used the vinyl spray paint? I put some on these ugly boat seats that I had previously laid out in the sun on a very hot day. The plastic got so hot you couldn't touch it. I sprayed the cushions and the paint stuck extremely well, just like it was the original cushion color. Didn't rub off, which some people complain about and I believe that was because of the heat. You could make tie-die bench seats, or possibly something a little milder.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:28 PM   #364
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Talk to one of the bus dealers they often take seats out for people that buy busses.. You can have them hold a couple seats for you instead of scrapping them. Bga is near Tampa..

Good to know that 12,000 unit cools your bus.. I am a former HVAC engineer and did the heat load analysis on my bus and came up with a seriously hot day scenario wanting quick cool down in my bus as a bus( it won't be fully converted), and came up with 30,000 btu so I added 10,000 and went to buy a 40k system yet all the bus a/c companies told me I need 70+, my bus is just a 7 window .. I finally settled on a variable ratio system that can run up to 53k and down to 15k so I should be quite fine.. I added in extra for the fact I'll be driving the bus or running its engine a lot of the time.. Great info to get from you.

I painted my interior car parts with SEM in my hotrod days, it is designed for painting everything from dashboards to even fabric seats.. I'm surely thinking you can paint bus seats with it. I do know it took s long time to dry in humid conditions so I took to spraying in my garage with the ac on..

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Old 04-26-2016, 09:12 AM   #365
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Good morning!

Don't mean to spam everyone with a FB video, but I felt this was a nice story to share, relate-able to what some of us are trying to do.
https://www.facebook.com/techinsider...87463/?fref=nf
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:22 AM   #366
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RE: front door lock

Hello, again!
I had one of those "Eureka!" moment last night...you know, instead of sleeping, you lay in bed thinking of ways to fix up your bus...usual business...
So I though the main reason why that single deadbolt works so well in the rear emergency door is because of that huge and long handle on the inside that rotates up and down from both sides of the door.
Then it hit me: "it's your bus, make a similar mechanism for the front!"
MS Paint to the rescue! (i don't have the patience for CAD or sketchup these days...):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byx...ew?usp=sharing
The URL should alow everyone to view the "design" (term used very loosely )
At this point, my next question would be: do i buy a simple lever that would fit my measurement requirement (easiest IMHO), try to scavenge one from an old door (easy), or make one from scrap metal i have around, needing to mess with bearing and/or bushings for a somewhat smooth rotation (somewhat hard)

Suggestions and/or comments?
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:42 PM   #367
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Previously someone had attached a deadbolt to the rear door handle, then I saw that someone else had installed the same deadbolt on the side of the door under the door latch just like in a house. It could be confusing to some people to have two locks on a door if you were in an emergency situation, so your idea of attaching the deadbolt to the handle may be the safest way.

Sorry but I couldn't get anything from your diagram.
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Previously someone had attached a deadbolt to the rear door handle, then I saw that someone else had installed the same deadbolt on the side of the door under the door latch just like in a house. It could be confusing to some people to have two locks on a door if you were in an emergency situation, so your idea of attaching the deadbolt to the handle may be the safest way.

Sorry but I couldn't get anything from your diagram.
Right, that what i did after finding the deadbolt idea on someone else's build.
Do you mean the diagram doesn't come up, or that it's not clear?
if it's not clear, think of it as a cross-section / top view of the front bi-fold door, the last part right against the bus when in the close position.
Hope that helps
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I couldn't get it all transferred into this thread. Sorry.

Incomplete like this it's even more difficult to understand.
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I couldn't get it all transferred into this thread. Sorry.

Incomplete like this it's even more difficult to understand.
Got it...
Google drive/tapatalk combo for posting pics works great, Gdrive web forum...not so much lol.
i'll upload from tapatalk in a sec!
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