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lizzabus 02-06-2016 05:03 PM

Bluebird T2000 Accordion Door Question(s)
 
First: Thank you SO much to all the wonderfully helpful veteran skoolies here. Your patience and willingness to share your knowledge and expertise is priceless.

My question(s): How in the heck do you get into a 1994 Bluebird T2000 with an accordion door (air opener)? I just pushed it open when I was looking at it but that seems rather crude.
Is it possible to lock said door? Or do I need to plan on replacing it with something else?

Thanks! I don't even know what questions to ask (and the proper terms) so I do appreciate your patience.

Lisa

Here's a pic of the door in question:
http://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...9c1ef7fdaa.jpg

lizzabus 02-06-2016 05:06 PM

Another pic of the door:
http://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...dfcc7531ed.jpg

CaptSquid 02-06-2016 06:05 PM

I would suggest either:

a. A lock and hasp on the rear of the door
b. A keyed drop bolt http://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...728a548371.jpg

Scooternj 02-07-2016 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lizzabus (Post 135235)
My question(s): How in the heck do you get into a 1994 Bluebird T2000 with an accordion door (air opener)? I just pushed it open when I was looking at it but that seems rather crude.

That's generally correct. There should be a manual release above the door to bypass the air line.

EastCoastCB 02-07-2016 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptSquid (Post 135246)
I would suggest either:

a. A lock and hasp on the rear of the door
b. A keyed drop bolt http://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...728a548371.jpg

THis particular lock is made almost entirely of pot metal is sorta famous for breaking.

CaptSquid 02-08-2016 04:11 PM

Yeah, but something like this. Remember, a lock only keeps honest people honest. A determined thief will find a way in.

EastCoastCB 02-08-2016 06:27 PM

Right on.
That pot metal one won't require as much determination though!:wink1:

DRBW 02-13-2016 09:19 AM

I have the same bus and the lock pictured is the one I used... seems to work well. I can turn off the air valve at the top of the door and lock it from the outside. I had to drill the door out to install it.

lizzabus 02-13-2016 09:35 AM

DRBW: Would you please post a picture of your setup? I'd like to see where you put the lock. THANK YOU so much!!

opus 02-13-2016 02:47 PM

Is there not a lock at the bottom of the door?


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