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Old 11-24-2018, 03:13 PM   #1
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In the market for a custom made RV door to replace the front door School bus folding door. Anyone have any place they delt with or could recommend, also if you don't mind sharing what did you pay for a door custom or not.
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Old 11-24-2018, 03:21 PM   #2
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Iíve been buying doors from
Www.nicksbuilding.com for years.
Their prices are amazing and they do old fashion construction. Solid as hell.
Look at their site.
They have a lot of stock stuff but they do custom as well.
Iím going to have them build mine, I expect it to cost in the neighborhood of 1000-2000
You can get some absolutely stunning doors for 700-900 stock
1300 gets you a carved door.
So depends on materials and options
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Old 11-24-2018, 03:23 PM   #3
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For the best bang for your buck
You can stop searching at nicksbuilding
Anything you can draw they will make.
And VERY fair pricing.
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Old 11-24-2018, 03:46 PM   #4
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Thanks, maybe I was not clear, but I am looking for a door to replace my front folding school bus door, I just want a plain white RV style door with a window in it. Made the size of the door opening nothing fancy
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Old 11-24-2018, 04:54 PM   #5
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You'll probably be better off getting a standard RV door and making your opening fit. Also much cheaper. Or make your own door.
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Thanks, maybe I was not clear, but I am looking for a door to replace my front folding school bus door, I just want a plain white RV style door with a window in it. Made the size of the door opening nothing fancy
I flipped the forward piano hinge, then braced across the center folding spine, added a lock, and now it opens outward.

flawless and use it many times a day over last 2 years. didn't cost a penny
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f10/on...or-6272-2.html
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:31 AM   #8
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In the market for a custom made RV door to replace the front door School bus folding door. Anyone have any place they delt with or could recommend, also if you don't mind sharing what did you pay for a door custom or not.
Tristate surplus $360 delivered, its a surplus site as the name states so there was a tiny dent the size of a dime but a hell of a deal compared to everywhere else I looked with a full Relight door.
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Tristate surplus $360 delivered, its a surplus site as the name states so there was a tiny dent the size of a dime but a hell of a deal compared to everywhere else I looked with a full Relight door.
That's the setup I'm going with! I love how you don't lose too much visibility.
I never understood how folks drive with a residential door stuck there.
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:48 AM   #10
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Tristate surplus $360 delivered, its a surplus site as the name states so there was a tiny dent the size of a dime but a hell of a deal compared to everywhere else I looked with a full Relight door.

If I were to do a door replacement, this would be a step in the right direction for me....a LARGE passenger side window for intersection that aren't 90*. Can be a beech making turns when you can't see properly out the window. My $.02
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:51 AM   #11
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Iíve been buying doors from
Www.nicksbuilding.com for years.
Their prices are amazing and they do old fashion construction. Solid as hell.
Look at their site.
They have a lot of stock stuff but they do custom as well.
Iím going to have them build mine, I expect it to cost in the neighborhood of 1000-2000
You can get some absolutely stunning doors for 700-900 stock
1300 gets you a carved door.
So depends on materials and options
I bought a house full of doors from them. Great doors at low prices
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:04 PM   #12
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Tristate surplus $360 delivered, its a surplus site as the name states so there was a tiny dent the size of a dime but a hell of a deal compared to everywhere else I looked with a full Relight door.
That would be perfect, they don't have any now but I'll keep checking. Nice find
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I bought a house full of doors from them. Great doors at low prices


Yeah Iím having them make a custom designed door for our bus. A bit more expensive, $1950, but itís full lite with Edwardian mullions, and triple insulated glass. And we got to draw our own design.
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:15 PM   #14
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I have a question, Do they make driver door's for larger school buses? On this video, the school bus has a driver door. https://youtu.be/NAUaPGGOeyU And I was wondering, how often do school buses have the driver side air door?
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:19 PM   #15
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I have a question, Do they make driver door's for larger school buses? On this video, the school bus has a driver door. https://youtu.be/NAUaPGGOeyU And I was wondering, how often do school buses have the driver side air door?

pretty much all of your van cutaway style busses will have a normal driver door... New York City Spec requires a service door on both sides of their school busses.. the left side one is just behind the driver seat.. but it will also have a normal one.. that bus in the video is a 3400.. based on a 4700 Truck body. soi thats why it has a driver door... the 3400s are pretty rare..



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Old 12-01-2018, 07:24 PM   #16
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It's still pretty cool a kid got a video of one. Are there any advantages of two front doors for the skoolies?
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:32 PM   #17
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It's still pretty cool a kid got a video of one. Are there any advantages of two front doors for the skoolies?

they do it in NYC so they can load curb side on both sides of the street... never a need one 1 way streets for kids to cross..
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:32 PM   #18
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for a skoolie conversion its another step-well to rust
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:37 PM   #19
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How did you prevent the stepwells from rusting?
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:52 PM   #20
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schools fight with that issue all the time in salt prone areas.. step-wells get salt spray from the road... and salty boots from the passengers.. I see a lot opf busses at the auctions from up north with rusty service-door step wells..

occasionally ive seen a school replace a step-well or make repairs.. but they usually last the school-service life of a bus..

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