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Old 05-04-2017, 01:11 PM   #21
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So, if you were to do it again would you still use a 36" blade? Looks like a 24" would be about perfect. I need to measure from the floor to the bottom window and the depth of the walls.
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:13 PM   #22
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Well had we known there were different interior heights we would have found a taller one. Everyone says, "next bus" right? 🤷🏻*♂️ Yes we would have still used a 36" blade. 24" is the measurement from rib to rib. This means the end of your saw would be smashing into one of the metal ribs. Did that a few time by mistake with the 36" one. Doesn't feel good. Also, 36" was perfect for doing the wall panels.
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:23 PM   #23
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Well had we known there were different interior heights we would have found a taller one. Everyone says, "next bus" right? 🤷🏻*♂️ Yes we would have still used a 36" blade. 24" is the measurement from rib to rib. This means the end of your saw would be smashing into one of the metal ribs. Did that a few time by mistake with the 36" one. Doesn't feel good. Also, 36" was perfect for doing the wall panels.
I dunno if that was you or your helper in teh video but you don't NEED a roof raise. Even with a 78" bus I would have WANTED to do a raise just for cabinets tho I would have been tempted to leave 78" alone.

24" are they? Damn haven't measured that either. Wait, that can't be right. I have both 25" and 32" windows for horizontal widths. This is going to be fun when it comes time to add new skins on the outside. Maybe for ease of interior, I'll use 2x4s against the outside skin and put them on 16" centers. 24" centers if I get lazy/cheap.
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:27 PM   #24
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We wanted to do a roof raise but we just don't have time. We don't want this to turn into a 3 year project. Also, raised roof buses don't withstand rollovers as well as stock buses. Strange that you have different sized windows. The one working the saw (me, Dustin) is from Sasquatters. Our friend filming is from @RussBussTravels They are building a bus literally right next to ours.
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:42 PM   #25
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I was talking about rigid foam

When I did my basement I ran the rigid board through my table saw, jig saw for the plug boxes, hole saw for pipes etc.
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:43 PM   #26
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We helped cut our friends mentioned above using a circular saw. It was dangerous and melted.
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:51 PM   #27
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We wanted to do a roof raise but we just don't have time. We don't want this to turn into a 3 year project. Also, raised roof buses don't withstand rollovers as well as stock buses. Strange that you have different sized windows. The one working the saw (me, Dustin) is from Sasquatters. Our friend filming is from @RussBussTravels They are building a bus literally right next to ours.
It's just another 2 weekends for a roof raise. I'm planning on a 2 yr build but don't have any hard deadlines.
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Perhaps if you have a welder. We tried to get a welder to come out and install our flat floors after we cut out the wheel wells. Seems no one needs work these days. That project took over a month and was still not done exactly how we wanted/needed.
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Old 05-04-2017, 02:09 PM   #29
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Perhaps if you have a welder. We tried to get a welder to come out and install our flat floors after we cut out the wheel wells. Seems no one needs work these days. That project took over a month and was still not done exactly how we wanted/needed.
I do. Now if I onlyknew what the hell I was doing with it...

Bought a MIG and borrowed fire (oxy/ace) from a friend. I haven't played with the fire one yet. I need to call some metal fab shops and see who has some 18 gauge sheet scraps I can have so I can practice.
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Yikes. You're doing it by yourself without ever welding? Good luck brother! If it turns out nice do ours.
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