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Old 07-14-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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Wood Box Roof Raise

Somebody suggested I construct 2 wooden box frames for the front/back of the bus and then Jack them up, lifting roof. Is this something that seems doable? If so that would be great, because I have ZERO metal fabricating skills.
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:45 PM   #2
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That sounds like a wooden version of the scaffold method. You can find pictures of that method on nat_ster's "The Four Season Prime" thread here.

In the wood version one might build a square of 2x4 and nail on a sheet of OSB to make it rigid, add some cross-braces to the roof, etc.... but you'd probably be money ahead to rent some scaffold frames instead unless it's going to need to stay on the temporary/lift mechanism for many days.
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:45 PM   #3
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Here is a few pictures of how i did my roof raise... with just two people it was very simple and all it cost me was the tubing for the ribs... but the raise its self cost nothing i had the poles and jack already...
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