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Offline Danny

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Battery door came off
« on: June 28, 2006, 09:19:32 PM »
Well the rubber hindge broke on me today.  It appears the rubber hindge is rivited in.  I have seen some would change these to a piano type hindge.  What's the thoughts of the group?

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Re: Battery door came off
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006, 09:29:17 PM »
Don't know why it is rivited. Suposed to have a screw at one end or both to keep from sliding in the track.. Drill those rivets out and you should be able to slide hinge rubber in with a little lube. You can get rubber hinge fron International Bus Parts, Apopka, FL or Mowhawk, Ind. Fairley easy to replace.  Charlie

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Re: Battery door came off
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006, 09:36:47 PM »
Thanks Beatenbo   ;)
I have heard it said, "life comes at you fast".  I didn't know it would be in the shape of a bus  :-)

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Re: Battery door came off
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2006, 01:41:14 AM »
I got mine from Luke as US Coach

Offline Frank @ TX

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Re: Battery door came off
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2006, 09:15:52 AM »
We have an MC-9
After the rubber hinge cracked I keep 2 lengths of it on hand always.
The first time it broke we were in AZ and Luke shipped us a roll of it.
It's EZ to install about 1 hour.. 
Much eazier than intalling a stainless hinge.
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Re: Battery door came off
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006, 09:10:12 PM »
Rich at IBP has the good stuff, rich@1800intlbus.com. Rich has the good stuff.

I received some extra hinge rubber with my 4104 when I bought it and one lasted 7 mo, the other just fell off yeaterday after 11 mo, so it pays to get good rubber.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2006, 11:29:16 AM by gusc »
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Re: Battery door came off
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2006, 05:19:07 PM »
7mo/11mo?  Mine just broke and it has been on there for 6 years that I know of. I hope Luke is selling the good stuff.
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Re: Battery door came off
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2006, 11:33:38 AM »
jjr,

Reread my last post. I edited it to make it more accurate. The rubber that lasted 7 and 11 mo was NOT from Rich.

I have had no problems with the rubber from Rich which I used on my other doors at the same time as the old rubber.

I have no idea of the age of the rubber that came with the bus. I used it before I read on the forum about some if being no good, then I ordered the good stuff from Rich.
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