Originally Posted by Shawnhall10
Was thinking about vinyl wrapping my short bus and it would be a lot easier without the horizontal strips that are screwed into and run alongside the bus is there a purpose of these strips or would I be alright to remove them and wrap bus.
I haven't removed any of the rub rails as I call them but on my Thomas body my rails the rails are screwed tight at the top and the screw holes at the bottom are stamped to be tight and the bottom of the rail in between actually sits off of the bus skin/metal for some reason? In my head it is probably 2 before 1
1- the bus skin has a small gap in it to try to vent the outer skin itself?
2- the bus skin is not one solid peice, the rub rail covers the seam, the seam is not riveted or screwed under the rails which allows it to flex, move,buckle bow during movement and more important during a crash the more flex the bus body can absorb the least impact the passengers feel?
I have been in a marine corp amtrack colliding with another. Both very ridgid structures. They only thing hurt was the men inside.
Just a thought?
Maybe cowlitz coach can provide better info.