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EastCoastCB 07-27-2017 06:30 AM

Go with some west coast mirrors.https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/a...1&d=1301414583

Tango 07-27-2017 10:29 AM

My thought exactly. But I like the ones with the small wide view section at the bottom. Almost any big truck stop or parts house. I much prefer the West Coasters to most of the other designs.

EastCoastCB 08-04-2017 01:50 PM

Got a rare bit of unobtainium in the mail yesterday!
https://i.imgur.com/HTp7AIo.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/dMIN5r6.jpg
Gonna look great with all the bodywork done, fresh paint, and fresh rubber!

cadillackid 08-04-2017 02:05 PM

Nice!!! thats a good thing to get!!
-Christopher

meteoricide 08-04-2017 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 217589)
Got a rare bit of unobtainium in the mail yesterday!
https://i.imgur.com/HTp7AIo.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/dMIN5r6.jpg
Gonna look great with all the bodywork done, fresh paint, and fresh rubber!



I sit in my bus during storms and ponder all the time too East Coast ... it works! [emoji41]


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EastCoastCB 08-26-2017 01:15 PM

Well I finally got the seal out and did some measuring at the bus. I think the seal they sent is for a shorter door.
Gotta double check this, but looks like I'm still without a seal.
If I have to send this thing back I'm just paneling over the hole and installing an rv door.

EastCoastCB 08-26-2017 02:03 PM

The parts guy Gerald emailed me back. He says that its the only seal available. If that's the case I'll be sending it back.
Funny how things work out for me with buses. The longer I take the better off I am!

EastCoastCB 08-27-2017 07:51 PM

Not gonna fit!
https://i.imgur.com/VxVmZ8R.jpg

Probably for the best, the RV door and repanel job will be cheaper and easier in the long run. Will also score "rv points" for parking in the city.

EastCoastCB 08-27-2017 08:44 PM

RV AP Products Polar White RT Hand Hinge 24" X 68" Radius Entry Door 015-217708
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gccAA...O7V/s-l400.jpg
Something like this would give me a locking door, and that screen door would be awesome with a roof vent going!

Brewerbob 08-28-2017 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 221370)
Not gonna fit!

Probably for the best, the RV door and repanel job will be cheaper and easier in the long run. Will also score "rv points" for parking in the city.

I get the problem, the sour grapes, and the each to their own but yuck!! I'd prefer to stay more bussish. If I could figure out how to get some RV out of the original windows, I'd probably keep them too.

cadillackid 08-28-2017 01:32 PM

im all for screen doors!! my redbyrd doesnt have that aux door.. my DEV has one near the front. and its great for parking.. swing that door open and lots of air comes in and light.. making it an RV door with a screen would be perfect!!!. run your fantastic fan all night and the screen door open you could probably camp pretty comfortably on all but the hottest humid nights
-Christopher

leadsled01 08-30-2017 12:22 PM

I love my RV door with screen door.. I watched ebay and CL for almost a year before I found a scratch and dent for $150 in the size I needed.

EastCoastCB 08-30-2017 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by leadsled01 (Post 221788)
I love my RV door with screen door.. I watched ebay and CL for almost a year before I found a scratch and dent for $150 in the size I needed.

I don't have a year, but I'll be watching for a deal here soon!:thumb:

Brewerbob 08-30-2017 12:54 PM

I need to be watching CL as well as the Public Surplus site. Find a captain's chair, genny, AC, etc. I need to go look about changing the the Public Surplus notifications. I still get the bus ones.

EastCoastCB 09-17-2017 08:34 AM

Got our refund from Midwest for the door seal.
If any of you folks out there have a high headroom AmTran/IC with a WC door I'd suggest you cherish the seal while it lasts, as there is no supply of replacements. Its an obsolete part, and would be impossible to remake yourself. This makes me realize how hard it is to get parts for a bus that's only 15 or 20 years old.

That said, I'm glad that it worked out this way. I'll be starting the door delete next weekend. After the Fantastic vent install on my van, I'm now wanting more RV parts!

cadillackid 09-17-2017 08:42 AM

I think you'll be happy with the door delete.. or even make it an RV door or such.. I dealt wit hthis very thing all the time building hotrods.. there were times a project would get stalled for weeks or months looking for or making or having parts made..

Kubla and I had pizza last night were just talking about the very subject of parts.. in his case trying to find parts to put a 643 into his 444E bus.. the 444E itself has been out of production since late 2003.. luckily theres a huge following of ford people so we can buy injectors, glowplugs, gaskets, seals, etc for them.. however try and find anything that was BUS-specific and it gets tough... door seals even worse because that was Body-manufacturer specific.. I need to fix the one on the DEV wheelchair door.. I have a feeling im going to be Making it.. since carpenter has been gone for 15 years..
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 09-17-2017 08:58 AM

Yeah, we can have a custom sized RV door made to any size for not much more than that one seal cost.
A 70"x48" rv door with screen would be amazing!

Jacob 09-17-2017 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 224260)
I think you'll be happy with the door delete.. or even make it an RV door or such.. I dealt wit hthis very thing all the time building hotrods.. there were times a project would get stalled for weeks or months looking for or making or having parts made..

Kubla and I had pizza last night were just talking about the very subject of parts.. in his case trying to find parts to put a 643 into his 444E bus.. the 444E itself has been out of production since late 2003.. luckily theres a huge following of ford people so we can buy injectors, glowplugs, gaskets, seals, etc for them.. however try and find anything that was BUS-specific and it gets tough... door seals even worse because that was Body-manufacturer specific.. I need to fix the one on the DEV wheelchair door.. I have a feeling im going to be Making it.. since carpenter has been gone for 15 years..
-Christopher

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.

Jacob 09-17-2017 09:48 AM

https://www.mcmaster.com/#trim-seals/=19f8acp

This should take you right to the place I would start looking. They have lots of styles and sizes. I think the prices are a little high but I can find a lot of stuff here that is hard to source.

cadillackid 09-17-2017 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Jacob (Post 224263)
https://www.mcmaster.com/#trim-seals/=19f8acp

This should take you right to the place I would start looking. They have lots of styles and sizes. I think the prices are a little high but I can find a lot of stuff here that is hard to source.


great stuff, !! the bulb type seal is what I have used in the past for custom... i have also used universal trunk-lid seals in hot rod projects and they are great because they are designed to smash pretty flat and fill voids where a door or lid doesnt close perfectly even. my front bus door on the redbyrd uses a double bulb style seal.. I know I have some of that in a bix around here somewhere..

ECCB seal was totally specialized which made it a PITA! not much standard srtuff was going to go in there without a lot of work... by that time he may as well put an RV door in there and have a better quality!

like alot of us here say.. if it breaks.. time to UPGRADE!.
-Christopher


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