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Old 05-16-2016, 11:37 AM   #121
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Awesome! Also, for anyone interested, the total cost of the guides was roughly $30.

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What did you make the guides out of? Looks like chain link fence post.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:49 AM   #122
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wood floors are only required in certain states.. im not sure what the advantage or disadvantage to a school system was pertaining to wood floors..

that looks like a great way to do a raise! nice guide system
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:57 AM   #123
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What did you make the guides out of? Looks like chain link fence post.
It's 1" emt and 3\4" emt inside of that. You can get it from the electrical section in home depot/lowes

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Old 05-16-2016, 12:12 PM   #124
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Wood floors make any other wood build out much easier. Otherwise you wind up making screw holes in the metal floor to attach anything.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:20 PM   #125
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Ooohhh ok.

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Old 05-16-2016, 12:45 PM   #126
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Wood floors make any other wood build out much easier. Otherwise you wind up making screw holes in the metal floor to attach anything.
you can actually attach things to the wood? here i was thinking it wouldnt be thick enough to truly hold anything and was planning to drill through the floor for any attachments of things..

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Old 05-16-2016, 02:58 PM   #127
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Wood floors make any other wood build out much easier. Otherwise you wind up making screw holes in the metal floor to attach anything.
wood floors are great, but usually the ones that come in the bus from the factory end up replaced.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:16 PM   #128
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Roger the replacement. I'm going with marine grade ply on mine.
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:13 AM   #129
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Ok....... before I get to cutting too much on the bus...... how much can be expected in terms of flexing when I start cutting posts? I started cutting at the rear, and the whole tail end shifted over a quarter of an inch from cutting just the rear posts..... kinda freaked me out. Is the normal, or should I weld it back up and say no go on the roof? Is this a sign the bus could be warped or something?

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Old 05-18-2016, 09:30 AM   #130
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Ok....... before I get to cutting too much on the bus...... how much can be expected in terms of flexing when I start cutting posts? I started cutting at the rear, and the whole tail end shifted over a quarter of an inch from cutting just the rear posts..... kinda freaked me out. Is the normal, or should I weld it back up and say no go on the roof? Is this a sign the bus could be warped or something?

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The roof section is going to flex a son as you cut it. Several ways to minimize it:
- level the bus
- weld temporary cross bracing to the top and bottom portions before cutting to help hold the shape.
- attac guide channel on some of the posts to help hold the roof section in alignment and make it easier to line up after you jack it up and weld the filler posts in place.
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