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Old 09-01-2012, 09:33 PM   #211
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I had so much fun cutting the hole in the floor of my bus that I decided to cut a hole in the roof above it. With the
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:05 AM   #212
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Hey Jack --- once again we seem to be on a similar path. Just today (after pulling the 350 Chevy motor out) I started laying out the rear roof section that will house my A/C. Guess what? It it looks almost identical to what you've already started on! I'm raising an area just above the rear door to fit a low profile window unit into. And like you, I hope to preserve the Art Deco lines. I Like your bent tube work. Mine will sweep a little to the rear in order to provide some cover for the A/C.

Keep up the good work my friend...it's inspiring!
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:25 PM   #213
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I worked on the bus all day today and made a little progress. The side "wings" are welded in, the original inner roof has a hole cut in it and the replacement inner roof has been test fit. There will only be room for 1" of foam board insulation between the layers of roof in the bathroom area as I can't spare any more overhead space. Hopefully I will get the thing completed tomorrow.

[b]Hole cut in original inner roof. I may or may not use the tabs I cut to hold things together,[b/]

[b]The replacement roof panel fits good and leaves 1" inch of space for insulation[b/]
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:46 PM   #214
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Lookin' Good Jack! --- I really like the rounded lines!
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:10 AM   #215
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Trunt, it's been a while since I checked on this project. Last time I did you were planning that pop top and I'll admit that my heart sank. I thought it would be ugly and ruin the lines of that classic bus.

I am glad to admit I was wrong. The low profile design, when closed, and fabrication job are outstanding. I'm sure the bathroom will turn out great.

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #216
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Just a brief post today. I finished the structural portion of the bathroom roof raise. Now I'll get started on the finish work.
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Hey Jack --- As always, great lookin' work! You have me ready to jump on my rear roof now. Biggest difference being that mine will house a 6K BTU mini window unit. Seen too many high dollar Colemans implode or simply fall apart to mess with them. And if it ever does go South, a quick trip to WallyWorld and a hundred-fifty bucks will put you back on the road. Besides...I have other plans for the roof anyway. A full length deck with collapsing rails and a place for an umbrella seems like the perfect place to have Margaritas during the cocktail hour...which could be just about anytime the unit isn't rolling.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #218
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That bump-out is awesome! I really envy you guys who weld. One of these days I'll learn!
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Besides...I have other plans for the roof anyway. A full length deck with collapsing rails and a place for an umbrella seems like the perfect place to have Margaritas during the cocktail hour...which could be just about anytime the unit isn't rolling.
Technically if YOUR not driving you could wear goggles and be cruising at the same time kinda like a pontoon boat
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #220
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Yeah...but after a coupla' Margaritas you forget to keep an eye out for low limbs & bridges. Learned that one the hard way.
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