Bus Door Panels - One Size Fits All!

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BellePlaine
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Bus Door Panels - One Size Fits All!

Post by BellePlaine » Mon May 06, 2013 7:37 pm

This is a shot of a door panel off of a 1976 Westy tintop (a parts bus that I once had).

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Now, I'm not an expert in door panel configurations, or more specially, door handle configurations but I do now that my 1976 West had kind of an arm rest/door pull thing. It used three large screws to fasten the arm rest/door pull to the door. If you look closely, you'll see were the screws pierced the door vinyl.

My 1975 Riviera used a simple strap door pulls. What is interesting to me is that the cardboard of this door panel can accommodated either the strap style door pull, or the arm rest style. I wonder if they were making buses in 1976 with different style door pulls.

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Look at it from this angle, you can see the two rows of tracks probably used to fasten the full length door vent. I find this all kind of interesting.
1975 Riviera we call "Spider-Man"

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Re: Bus Door Panels - One Size Fits All!

Post by Amskeptic » Sat May 18, 2013 8:49 pm

Yes, the Westies had the screw-in armrest/door pulls, the passenger buses had the ventilation duct that necessitated using the strap.
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