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Robin97396 06-12-2017 02:12 PM

No Honey, but we're having something interesting for dinner.

Tootalltechie 06-12-2017 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 208588)
YES. They've been suggested several times in this thread.
I've called them and they actually don't have anything for my bus at all.
They don't even have any amtran parts, just a few. IDK why they say they have amtran parts when they really don't.
Super friendly folks, but they have nothing.

That SUCKS 😣

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EastCoastCB 06-13-2017 01:23 PM

Still no leads on the seal.

And man, what a horrible bunch of idiots on CL! I've responded to every ad advertising paint services and they just won't seem to give me an estimate. they ask me what my budget is...

EastCoastCB 06-13-2017 01:51 PM

So- I called the local Navistar/IC bus dealer. They can't get the seal. They have no idea where to look.
I got a bit frustrated when they told me to call AmTran. I had to tell them they ARE AmTran. At least after 92/93. By 98 Navistar had to have been building these buses. Right?

pepepito 06-13-2017 02:20 PM

I had a similar rust problem as you do although my bus is a bluebird Chevy express cab type and when I called Dynamic they wanted 300 CAD for each panel not including the window or seal and I knew my door was rusted too but I didn't want to ask the price and in Vancouver BC there is no Bus wreckers but I was lucky to find last week someone parting out a but like mine so I too booth panels with windows and the back door with no rust for 300. I was so desperate that I was contemplating to drive to a yard in WA to get the parts.

I hope you find them somewhere.

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EastCoastCB 06-13-2017 02:24 PM

I've got feelers out everywhere.
We may just get a big rv door and make that work.

Kubla 06-13-2017 03:32 PM

Can't you just get some of the universal rubber bead seal and use that?

EastCoastCB 06-13-2017 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kubla (Post 208868)
Can't you just get some of the universal rubber bead seal and use that?

Nah, man, see the pics of the seal and door edge.
I'm either gonna have to retrofit an rv door, or have a new door fabbed. Possibly could mod the current door, idk.
This sucks.
The navistar dealer can't even help.
I may have to make sure all my buses are BlueBird in the future, they seem to have plenty of parts for everything.

jazty 06-13-2017 03:47 PM

I resealed my back door with Trim-lok 2828BT. Real nice fit and not a single leak even after several years! It comes in black and white. I wasn't able to locate it on Amazon, but I think that's where I originally got some. Or eBay.. can always buy direct from Trim-Lok.


https://www.trimlok.com/secure/conte...105b_290_0.jpg
https://www.factoryrvsurplus.com/gall...2201/2928w.JPG

jazty 06-13-2017 03:51 PM

Just read your most recent post. So the D-shape seal probably won't work. I couldn't find a good picture of your door to see what might fit on it, but the Trim-Lok website does have an assortment of seal types. See anything on there that might work?

EastCoastCB 06-13-2017 03:59 PM

Here's the cross section of the seal, and the channel in the door edge it fits into.
https://i.imgur.com/LbJctV4.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/0AsxhPM.jpg


Here's how it fits onto the door
https://i.imgur.com/1KNQK4Q.jpg
https://https://i.imgur.com/IAO9rLt.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/xl3SQ3c.jpg

jazty 06-13-2017 04:19 PM

Ewww :)

It does look like there's a lip on the door frame that could take some standard d-shaped weather stripping. Assuming the lip is wide enough to engage the door...

EastCoastCB 06-13-2017 04:33 PM

Yeah, then I'd just need to weld the edges of the door closed so they don't have that silly wide channel exposed all around the door when its shut.

jazty 06-13-2017 04:37 PM

OR clean rust, prep.... Bondo! Those edges could be made oh so smooth..

jazty 06-13-2017 04:37 PM

Mind you, that'd be a couple tins of Bondo to fill all that gap..

EastCoastCB 06-13-2017 04:42 PM

IDk, but I gotta figure something out this is silly.

oricha1984 06-13-2017 04:48 PM

Maybe you can just get rid of the door and weld a sheet of metal or the door itself.

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Tootalltechie 06-13-2017 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 208883)
Here's the cross section of the seal, and the channel in the door edge it fits into.
https://i.imgur.com/LbJctV4.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/0AsxhPM.jpg


Here's how it fits onto the door
https://i.imgur.com/1KNQK4Q.jpg
https://https://i.imgur.com/IAO9rLt.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/xl3SQ3c.jpg

That seal looks great for holding moisture in the groove.
Could you use a cut off wheel to remove the channel and then use a large stick on "D" seal and a stick on flat seal? 2 seals to work as 1

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EastCoastCB 06-13-2017 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oricha1984 (Post 208898)
Maybe you can just get rid of the door and weld a sheet of metal or the door itself.

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But its the biggest, best door on the bus!

Robin97396 06-13-2017 06:30 PM

I say it's worth keeping the door. Weld on a few patches, smooth it up and paint it tiffany like the rest.


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