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Old 09-17-2017, 11:34 AM   #661
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I'm not sure what your rubber moldings look like but McMaster Carr has a good selection of rubber moldings you may be able to find something that would work for your door there.
This is a VERY proprietary part. Not generic. Its custom molded.

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Old 09-17-2017, 12:07 PM   #662
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This is a VERY proprietary part. Not generic. Its custom molded.
Hate it when that happens I wish more manufacturers would use standard parts and pieces. It sounds like you found a better solution anyhow. My bus door is air actuated so there is a "cool" factor but it will get replaced regardless I'm already tired of messing with a bus door again.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:04 PM   #663
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Hate it when that happens I wish more manufacturers would use standard parts and pieces. It sounds like you found a better solution anyhow. My bus door is air actuated so there is a "cool" factor but it will get replaced regardless I'm already tired of messing with a bus door again.
My service door is air actuated.
We're talking about the wheel chair door here.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:14 PM   #664
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This is a VERY proprietary part. Not generic. Its custom molded.
What about taking 2 different profiles and gluing them together to get the desired seal?
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:00 PM   #665
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What about taking 2 different profiles and gluing them together to get the desired seal?
I'm not going to mess with it anymore. THe WC door is rusty anyhow, so paneling over it and installing an RV door is a no-brainer at this point.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:54 AM   #666
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A 70"x48" rv door with screen would be amazing!
Amazingly suck!!! Needs to be at least 74" least I'll scalp myself. That's about the perfect height to get thru most days. But that one day when not thinking about it or distracted...
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:42 AM   #667
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Fixed the door!


Starting to get excited about the shorty again. We had it listed on CL but the more I work on it the more I'm convinced that I either need to charge more money for it or quit trying to sell it.
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:43 AM   #668
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Amazingly suck!!! Needs to be at least 74" least I'll scalp myself. That's about the perfect height to get thru most days. But that one day when not thinking about it or distracted...
I'm so glad I listened to you an fixed the door!
You were totally right.
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I'm so glad I listened to you an fixed the door!
You were totally right.

Sweet. The way you made it sound was the only thing holding it together was the rust. When I saw it, ... um where's the rot? Inside maybe. Nope not there either. That little bitty bit of rust is all of 2 inches wide by 5 inches long. Cut that sucker 3x8 and slap a new piece on there!!

I was imagining ... who's video was it where they basically reskinned the bus from the floor up? The dude from Canada that doesn't post any more maybe? Can't remember if it was him or someone else.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:34 AM   #670
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Lol, luckily for you I'm terrible at remembering names.

Have I got the right bus tho? Whomever it was basically rebuilt the entire rear of the bus.
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Lol, luckily for you I'm terrible at remembering names.

Have I got the right bus tho? Whomever it was basically rebuilt the entire rear of the bus.
There have actually been at least a few northern folks not willing to travel for their bus who have had to rebuild the entire bus. They more or less "restore" the bus the way one would a classic car that's been rusted to smithereens.
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:10 PM   #673
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Door is looking much better these days. Spent the day sanding the rear bumper, putting on the wheel arch trim, sanding, sanding, priming, and sanding. 9 hours of it today.







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LOL... that's funny CB
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Don't laugh too hard, Sandi- yours need it too!
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Don't laugh too hard, Sandi- yours need it too!
I need it BIG TIME! I was laughing at the "we don't speak his name" meme

I'm doing the tiny house shows 2 weekends apart next month... one on west coast, one on east coast... wanna grind some rust off my bus?
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I need it BIG TIME! I was laughing at the "we don't speak his name" meme

I'm doing the tiny house shows 2 weekends apart next month... one on west coast, one on east coast... wanna grind some rust off my bus?
OH! DERP!


I can probably get some stuff done on your bus if you're in the area!
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:56 PM   #679
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I was imagining ... who's video was it where they basically reskinned the bus from the floor up? The dude from Canada that doesn't post any more maybe? Can't remember if it was him or someone else.
I'm a dude from Canada who stripped off all of the bus skin! Didn't make a video, though.. Not that I remember.

I removed the skin so that I could get to the straight pieces of the rib for a roof raise. Thomas slants the windows in a bit so extending at the window openings would require some flexing.

Taking the skin off was easy enough Of course, it took longer to put back together than expected. It turned out to be a good way to fix the rust around the wheel. Not that I'd recommend it as THE way to fix wheel well rust, but I had it all apart anyhow.


That shorty is looking good EB. I hope you keep it
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You do good work CB... That looks fantastic. I can't wait to get back to my bumper. I got a bit of rust on it myself. I put all body work aside to work on the inside

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