Author Topic: Old topic, new question, BAGGAGE DOOR????  (Read 7418 times)

Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: Old topic, new question, BAGGAGE DOOR????
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2011, 07:05:53 AM »
 Did you check with Sam Caylor or Luke? they might know of one somewhere.
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Re: Old topic, new question, BAGGAGE DOOR????
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2011, 08:46:09 AM »
Somewhere there has to be a 5 being salvaged! Have you checked with;
Sam Caylor @ Caylor's Supply
Luke @ US Coach
Choo-Choo Garage
ABC Bus used parts division
MCI
Sawyers Bus Sales
Easter's Bus Sales
Michaud Bus Sales
A-Z Bus
Horizon Bus Sales
busforsale.com
Bob Tucker Motors (ask him for Clerance or Bob Woody's # they may have one in their yard on I-40 just West Of W. Memphis, AR!)
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Re: Old topic, new question, BAGGAGE DOOR????
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2011, 04:11:15 PM »
If you end up just framing up your own replacement, which might be easier than you think...

IBP, International Bus Parts in Florida will be able to make you skins that match your fluting.

http://www.ibpindustries.com/

Be sure to tell them the busnut community sent you.

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Offline Dave5Cs

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Re: Old topic, new question, BAGGAGE DOOR????
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2011, 07:51:06 PM »
I have a MC 9 door on front bay drivers side PO put on but it has no hinge. He turned the rod assembly upside down and it latches fine but folds down instead of up like the others. Mine is a 5C and the stainless line don't match either. But hey it works and looks decent.

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Re: Old topic, new question, BAGGAGE DOOR????
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2011, 08:08:07 PM »
  From everything I can see or tell, the MC7 uses the same latch and the same skin. If you can cut one down no one could likely tell unless they saw the inside.

  Best would absolutely be a 5 door, but if they want an arm and two legs, or its unobtanium...

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Re: Old topic, new question, BAGGAGE DOOR????
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2011, 06:31:14 PM »
Hi Steve-- I also have a MCI 5b and I have some pieces left over from when I fixed up my bay doors. I believe you live in southern US, I live in Alberta, Canada so the shipping might be hard to swallow. You will need to do some aluminum welding to repair some of these parts. Open/close handle has a crack. I have no full piece usable skin. In all honesty if you can find skin profile on other model of bus that matches, cut door down. I have a handle and a few other odds you can have if you pay shipping. If you go to metal hinges you need to make an offset in hinge to allow for moulding above bay doors
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Offline 5B Steve

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Re: Old topic, new question, BAGGAGE DOOR????
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2011, 11:45:43 AM »
Did you check with Sam Caylor or Luke? they might know of one somewhere.


 Ed, I tried with both, no luck!

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Re: Old topic, new question, BAGGAGE DOOR????
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2011, 12:48:23 PM »
I have a MC 9 door on front bay drivers side PO put on but it has no hinge. He turned the rod assembly upside down and it latches fine but folds down instead of up like the others. Mine is a 5C and the stainless line don't match either. But hey it works and looks decent.

Dave ;D 8)

  Dave, I sent you a PM.

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Offline belfert

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Re: Old topic, new question, BAGGAGE DOOR????
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2011, 08:15:13 AM »
Easter's has hundreds of old buses in the back so they likely have an MC-5, but I have heard they don't like to sell parts off their buses.  I do know from first hand experience that they will pull parts off their old buses to fix a bus they are selling.
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Re: Old topic, new question, BAGGAGE DOOR????
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2011, 05:56:15 PM »
Easter's has hundreds of old buses in the back so they likely have an MC-5, but I have heard they don't like to sell parts off their buses.  I do know from first hand experience that they will pull parts off their old buses to fix a bus they are selling.


 I'll check with them tomorrow, thanks for the info.

  Steve 5B......