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Offline Jacob

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Van Hool bus door
« on: February 09, 2014, 01:26:10 AM »
I have a 1986 t809 van hool bus and the door stopped opening all the way, what can be wrong?

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Re: Van Hool bus door
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 01:34:44 AM »
Do you have a manual? I know for MCIs, there is a procedure for adjusting an air operated door that is explained in the manual.

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Re: Van Hool bus door
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 02:05:50 AM »
Those are neat little buses isn't that a plug door that open towards the front ?
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Re: Van Hool bus door
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 12:51:41 AM »
the door opens to the back and no i don,t have an operates manual

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Re: Van Hool bus door
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 01:05:26 AM »
I haven't checked on a 809 but ABC Bus Sales has manuals for Vanhool on line you can download fwiw that door should be the same as a T800 a plug type door all that bus is a short T800
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Re: Van Hool bus door
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 06:45:08 PM »
Yes, it's a plug door - here's a nice photo, and it looks like just about the entire door mechanism is exposed, including what I assume is the air cylinder at the bottom. Shouldn't be too difficult to figure out what is restricting the opening



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PS - Yes, it's a cute bus. The T809's wheels are noticeably smaller than the wheels on the T800 though, so I'm not sure that it's just a shorter wheelbase version
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Re: Van Hool bus door
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 07:58:21 PM »
I understand Mat the guy that owned Safari design his Trek from the 809 VanHool from that photo it sure looks likes he did  ::) 
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