Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-24-2019, 05:20 PM   #21
Bus Crazy
 
Sleddgracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: south east BC, close to the Canadian/US border
Posts: 2,265
Year: 1975
Coachwork: Chevy
Chassis: 8 window
Engine: 454 LS7
Rated Cap: 24,500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buzz Nichols View Post
I mostly love the fact that most threads on this site wind up being about something completely different by the end of the 2nd page from where they started.
I'll play:
Dispose-All is a Sears brand name disposer, and nearly everybody calls all disposers "disposals."
Wire Nut is a brand name.
The plural of Kleenex is Kleenices. (Okay, that's probably not true.)

does anyone remember what the original thread was about? - lol
Sleddgracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 05:35 PM   #22
Mini-Skoolie
 
NovaTRON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Paradise Bay, Port Ludlow, WA
Posts: 28
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Oshkosh
Engine: Cummins 5.9 12-valve Tranny MT643
Rated Cap: 26
IF you were to go with screws (as opposed to rivets), is it advised to use a "thread-lock" to secure the screws from rattling loose?
NovaTRON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 06:19 PM   #23
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 8,993
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by NovaTRON View Post
IF you were to go with screws (as opposed to rivets), is it advised to use a "thread-lock" to secure the screws from rattling loose?
If properly installed they won't rattle loose. Every rivet that came out of mine got replaced with screws. When I remove them it takes a couple of "hits" with the impact to remove them, so I know they are secure. Once the bus gets painted those will all be sealed.
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 06:45 PM   #24
Bus Nut
 
tugboater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Palmer, AK
Posts: 276
Year: 2004
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Saf T Liner MVP 11 window 32í
Engine: CAT 3126E
Rated Cap: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
If properly installed they won't rattle loose. Every rivet that came out of mine got replaced with screws. When I remove them it takes a couple of "hits" with the impact to remove them, so I know they are secure. Once the bus gets painted those will all be sealed.


Warning! All of the following is based off my inexperience....that said, I agree with you 01marc. My bus is one of the Thomas variety that came put together with mostly screws. The ceiling panels, inside & out wall panels...all screws. The only rivets were along the top rail above the windows & on the roof. Not a single (of the hundreds) screw was loose or leaked that I noticed. Iíve put things together with a combination of screws and rivets & have no worries about the self tapping hex heads Iíve used. I actually worry less about them than the rivets for some reason.
__________________
One...slow...step...at a time.
tugboater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 07:43 PM   #25
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Auburn, Indiana
Posts: 29
Year: 2006
Chassis: Freightliner FS-65
Engine: MBE 906
Rated Cap: 72
The Phillips/Square screws that were mentioned, are called supadriv. Thomas uses them through there buses
Attached Images
File Type: gif 7E2A1A77-0B63-4E5B-9D74-F8D71065EC0D.gif (8.2 KB, 49 views)
schoolbuscraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 07:54 PM   #26
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 8,993
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by schoolbuscraig View Post
The Phillips/Square screws that were mentioned, are called supadriv. Thomas uses them through there buses
No, In your diagram they are called Phillips Head Screws.


1st pic is what I have.
2nd pic is Phillips on left, supadriv on right.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190424_194826.jpg (66.3 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg C522825-63.jpg (12.7 KB, 5 views)
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 09:12 PM   #27
Bus Nut
 
tugboater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Palmer, AK
Posts: 276
Year: 2004
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Saf T Liner MVP 11 window 32í
Engine: CAT 3126E
Rated Cap: 72
IMG_3233.jpgIMG_3234.jpg

a couple samples from an Ď04 Thomas
__________________
One...slow...step...at a time.
tugboater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 01:45 AM   #28
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,452
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
Chassis: Freightliner FS65
Engine: Caterpillar 3126E Diesel
Rated Cap: 71 Passenger- 30,000 lbs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tugboater View Post
Attachment 32310Attachment 32311

a couple samples from an Ď04 Thomas
Yup, just like those in my 2002 Thomas ... Phillips #3.
Native is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2019, 07:57 PM   #29
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 2
Don't forget the JIS Philips head screw.

JIS vs Phillips screwdrivers and Where to buy a JIS screwdriver. | Helping you work smarter not harder
k5rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×