Re: How To: Racks (Roof and Rear)
I made mine all out of metal square tube 1X2. First i hade the perimiter square(20X7) and welded it together on the ground making sure that it was square and flat. Then i hauld it up on the roof and since i measured it to sit on the ribs of the short pieces. Next i made pieces that would go straight down to the ribs from the overhanging bit.(round roof) I made these the same size so it would be level when bus is level, i also took my time so that they contoured to the body, i welded these straight to the body at everyother rib. Then i did cross pieces at everyrib. and should have done a piece or pieces down the middle but didnt, it wouldnt have made it stonger but would have made the plywood stiffer where they met up. Then i made side rails then i layed 7/16 plywood which is too thin for a party deck, But otherwize sturdy. I made my ladder out of the same 1X1 as rail but thicker, i made it so it was like a telaphone pole, alternate rungs off a center pole. It is very sturdy and after i miss welded one of the down bits about 8" long with two good tacks it took alot of effert to rip it off and reweld it, that roof is strong right where its rivited. USE GOOD PAINT.