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Old 04-08-2016, 03:28 PM   #41
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I don't have metal strips in the middle of my front doors. They're aluminum framed glass. The glass is uninterrupted from top to bottom.
There must be some arm fixed to the door frame a few inches away from the pivot point, right? Or maybe the pivot is an axle, and the operating arm is hidden behind a cover above the door.. My front doors (now deleted) sound similar to yours. One of the doors had a short arm attached to it, to which a regular rod end was bolted and the control rod ran off to somewhere else in the mechanism. I realized that if I could prevent that bolt from moving it would directly hold the one door leaf fixed closed and via the rod end and rod would also prevent the other leaf opening. I replaced the bolt with a section of threaded rod and a coupler nut, then positioned a piece of sheet metal with a hole drilled through just below where the coupler nut sat with the doors closed. I could thread a screw through that sheet into the coupler nut and it would prevent opening the front doors. My rear doors already had locks, so I'd secure the front from the inside then exit through the rear and lock that from the outside.
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:13 PM   #42
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I prefer claymore mines, myself
But claymores are so noisy!
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Old 04-08-2016, 05:27 PM   #43
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Yes, but it is followed by silence.
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Old 04-08-2016, 05:57 PM   #44
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Yes, but it is followed by silence.
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Old 04-08-2016, 07:17 PM   #45
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Sweet I was just about to look for this info again.
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Old 04-08-2016, 07:23 PM   #46
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There must be some arm fixed to the door frame a few inches away from the pivot point, right? Or maybe the pivot is an axle, and the operating arm is hidden behind a cover above the door.. My front doors (now deleted) sound similar to yours. One of the doors had a short arm attached to it, to which a regular rod end was bolted and the control rod ran off to somewhere else in the mechanism. I realized that if I could prevent that bolt from moving it would directly hold the one door leaf fixed closed and via the rod end and rod would also prevent the other leaf opening. I replaced the bolt with a section of threaded rod and a coupler nut, then positioned a piece of sheet metal with a hole drilled through just below where the coupler nut sat with the doors closed. I could thread a screw through that sheet into the coupler nut and it would prevent opening the front doors. My rear doors already had locks, so I'd secure the front from the inside then exit through the rear and lock that from the outside.
I'll take a look tonight.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:49 PM   #47
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There must be some arm fixed to the door frame a few inches away from the pivot point, right? Or maybe the pivot is an axle, and the operating arm is hidden behind a cover above the door.. My front doors (now deleted) sound similar to yours. One of the doors had a short arm attached to it, to which a regular rod end was bolted and the control rod ran off to somewhere else in the mechanism. I realized that if I could prevent that bolt from moving it would directly hold the one door leaf fixed closed and via the rod end and rod would also prevent the other leaf opening. I replaced the bolt with a section of threaded rod and a coupler nut, then positioned a piece of sheet metal with a hole drilled through just below where the coupler nut sat with the doors closed. I could thread a screw through that sheet into the coupler nut and it would prevent opening the front doors. My rear doors already had locks, so I'd secure the front from the inside then exit through the rear and lock that from the outside.
What are u using as steps for exiting rear of bus--I need ideas
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:51 AM   #48
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You can always cut a hole big enough for your foot in that big black bumper.
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:50 PM   #49
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What are u using as steps for exiting rear of bus--I need ideas
Sorry... mine was used in transit service. It has a "rear" door on the side, just forward of the rear axle, like a city bus. With built-in steps. I didn't use the rear door much on the school bus I had before this one, so I never solved that problem.
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I got this.

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