Originally Posted by Summ1
I finally changed my original school bus door in favor of a regular house door, and I'm wondering if there is any reason that I'd want to keep the original hydraulic door opener? If so, how would I make it work considering that the door now opens out?
I expected the door conversion to be much harder, but it only took about an hour. The door was 36 inches and in a frame, but I didn't need the frame because the original bus frame worked great.
I had to cut about 5 inches off the top and another 2 inches off the side, and then I attached the original hinges from the door directly to the metal bus frame using self tapping screws.
I don't see why you would need it. You could fab some sort of lever to change the pull motion to a push motion, but I don't know what benefit (besides being a cool project) it would serve.
It is probably taking up space you could use for something else.
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