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Old 10-21-2007, 12:27 PM   #11
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Re: 91 All American, FE, any thoughts?

I have a quick question...Does anyone think it would do any harm to smooth out the sides by removing the rub rails? It would also make her a little less "School", or would I be compromising the structure of the bus?

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Old 10-21-2007, 12:43 PM   #12
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Re: 91 All American, FE, any thoughts?

You will probably get as many different opinions on that as you will get replies ,
but I sure would NOT remove them.
Big flat panels of steel tend to vibrate, noisily, and the rub rails probably help dampen that.
And you would have to fill all those holes!
You want "less school"; just paint the rails to match the rest, and they will not be so prominent.
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:27 PM   #13
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Re: 91 All American, FE, any thoughts?

Might look like this.

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Old 10-21-2007, 04:23 PM   #14
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Re: 91 All American, FE, any thoughts?

an 8.3 liter cummins and a 4.44 rear end!


you stole that bus

i think elliot had a good idea about just painting the rub rails same color as the rest of the bus.


bus' are crazy strong and i don't think that removing rub rails would significantly impact the structural integrity of the vehicle.
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:27 PM   #15
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Re: 91 All American, FE, any thoughts?

I think Wanderlodges are essentially the same body as a bus and they don't have rub rails, so don't what it would hurt to take 'em off.
I'd hate thinkin' about the body work after tho' ...
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Old 10-26-2007, 05:17 PM   #16
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Re: 91 All American, FE, any thoughts?

Dude I want that bus too! If anyone knows of one let me know.
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