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Old 10-15-2020, 01:51 PM   #1
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Canít get bus door out:/

I have removed all hardware and am down to the doors being able to wiggle but they donít lift up far enough to come out of their pivots. I looked down into the top and see what looks like to half (or broken?) threads. So hard to describe... there was a ball bearing collar that slipped out. And I canít find anything else to unscrew or remove does anybody have any suggest? I have to get them out to take out and repair bottom step.
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:21 PM   #2
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I had a hell of a time, but finally got my bi-fold out. I can't remember how I did it, but I remember it lifts out from the top after a lot of fuss. Sorry, man. Someone will come along who actually knows how to get em out, though! Good luck!
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Old 10-15-2020, 04:39 PM   #3
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You need to remove the bottom bracket that the door post goes into. There are two 7/16" nuts just behind the bottom step on the underside. I had a helluva time too until I figured it out!
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:29 PM   #4
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Thank you! Got doors bolts out

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You need to remove the bottom bracket that the door post goes into. There are two 7/16" nuts just behind the bottom step on the underside. I had a helluva time too until I figured it out!
Thanks so much for this tip. You saved us a lot of head scratching. One door out. The other is going to take some persuasion! Hope to get it off tomorrow and start repairing that bottom step. Half of that beam the bolts connected to are eaten up with rust! This is the first time Iíve cut into a vehicle to repair rust. A little stressed about it! I can cut, weld and drill steel so feeling hopeful
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Thanks so much for this tip. You saved us a lot of head scratching. One door out. The other is going to take some persuasion! Hope to get it off tomorrow and start repairing that bottom step. Half of that beam the bolts connected to are eaten up with rust! This is the first time Iíve cut into a vehicle to repair rust. A little stressed about it! I can cut, weld and drill steel so feeling hopeful
I totally get it. Imagine buying a bus and cutting the roof off with the only experience being YouTube University. I consider myself a decent welder but doing a roof raise is foreign to me! I did ok so far though!
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:28 PM   #6
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I had a hell of a time, but finally got my bi-fold out. I can't remember how I did it, but I remember it lifts out from the top after a lot of fuss. Sorry, man. Someone will come along who actually knows how to get em out, though! Good luck!
Thanks for the ďwait for it, it will comeĒ atta girl So many firsts n this build! Exciting and scary at the same time
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:30 PM   #7
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I totally get it. Imagine buying a bus and cutting the roof off with the only experience being YouTube University. I consider myself a decent welder but doing a roof raise is foreign to me! I did ok so far though!
So cool! We fund a tall shorty and wonít be living in it full time so didnít feel a need for a raise. Watched a TON of them on YouTube though...looks so fun and stressful all in one. Glad itís working out for you! I have beginner welding skills and have been attending Yutube University too
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