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Old 01-28-2013, 04:54 PM   #51
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:12 PM   #52
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Already have that mapped out. I have a projector I can hook up to my laptop and lay it out. Just as you said... move it in and out to get the size right.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:40 PM   #53
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"The Texas flag will be VERY easy. Hardest part will be the lay out and size of the star."
Hey Bansil, a trick I used in the past was to use a overhead projector with a trasparancy to layout graghics on a large surface.
I made a store front painted sign that way and it turned out pretty good although it took a long time to paint all letters. A star would be much easier.
With the projector, you simply need to move it closer or farther to change the size of the graphic (star).
Bansil...Bapos....close enuf
I was like??? Did I say that....the country of Texas flag will look great on the side by the way
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #54
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Small update: Got all the strap metal welded in and Im now drilling the top of the sheet metal for riveting. Nothing really to show in pics other than the same ol same ol. Moving along.

Once done there Im going to take off some of the inner skin on the side walls to see whats there and get ready to pack full of polyiso. Im still doing to spray something to seal up the skin... welds.. and rivets so there is no leaks and a vapor barrier to keep outside out and inside in.
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I envy the welding skills...never had a chance to learn that...bus work is looking good...keep on keeping on
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Welding is pretty easy if you know the basics and use a wire feed welder. Me, I'm at the point where I need to learn how to run a sewing machine. That, or get a girlfriend who knows how to sew (and a lot of the younger women don't know how. )
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Browncrown.... Welding is not difficult at all. If you do mig welding pretty much boils down to this... Can you write your name with a welding gun? Can you make the spark sound like frying bacon (meaning adjust the amperage and wire speed) so once you have those down welding is easy. I am not a pro by any means. You can tell when i first start welding cause they dont look very good but as I do more and more they get better.

A sewing machine is nice but for interior stuff you need a bigger machine.... and they are expensive. Thank goodness my demolition derby team mate works at a hot rod shop so they have a inhouse interior shop so Im going to get my stuff custom done.
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Lucky you.
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im sure it wont be cheap but will be cheaper than retail?

Just curious when people take interior roof panels off ... do their business and put them back up... what do they secure them with? If they dont use the old panels whats the most common materail used and how is it normally secured? Im in debate as to what to use or reuse?
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I have seen (on this forum) several styles... Secured wood to the ribs then screwing paneling over insulated ceiling, among many other styles and types. Maybe try searching for keywords like ceiling, roof, interior, etc. Good luck and keep the pics coming
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