Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
I don't think they have to with proper technique and engineering, but I was way up the line on these kind of projects- all I did was cut the pats out on the plasma.
I can say these beams are OVER engineered and are tested and evaluated thoroughly.
See and that's what you would want in a welded component is something that is well-designed and over engineered. I just do not see that level of engineering or welding experience going into most of our skoolie project. Most of the time we're on a shoestring budget!
If it would be worth it there are three identical Internationals sitting at Midwest Transit all with bad engines so they're cheap. If I ship all those down to you would it be worthwhile to do three different methods of roof raise and then we could send them out for crash testing to see how each holds up?
personally I would like to know what would be the best method and have it proven before I buy the bus I want to do my actual conversion.