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Old 01-27-2016, 08:35 AM   #41
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Good job !!! What made you choose that way to raise the roof as opposed to using a jack like option ??
What I had on hand mostly. Also wanted it under the barn....or partway under as we where headed in to rainny season.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:20 AM   #42
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Gotcha. Keem em coming !!! This is EXACTLY what we want to do. Be our guinea pig :P
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:06 PM   #43
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reinforcements


Zen


Santa's helpers......... the invitation for free labor is still open.


Triangulation and a bunch of other stuff


Priming the new metal


IMPORTANT ONE


Exit door bypass....finally


sorry it took so long to upload the videos hopefully it will be easier to keep up on them now.
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:34 PM   #44
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Great progress!
I'll put a vote in for the main door being installed on the curb-side of the bus. It's no fun to have to walk out into traffic if you're stuck on the side of the road for any reason..
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:26 PM   #45
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Absolutely on the curb side!

The other is also known as...the Sui-side.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:34 PM   #46
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At this point it is on the curb side but even if the main house door had gone to the sui-side im keeping the factory door in for travel. Ill have a board that will turn the stair well in to level floor and the house door will be for use while stationary. Im even thinking about a deck that will fold up and protect the house door during trave. Thoughts on a deck? Thinking small 5x6 on a hinge either a repurpoesed freeway sign, aluminum bleacher seets side by side, or aluminum industrial grates like they use for stairs at ski resorts to clean off boots befor you get inside (I would want it for the same reason)
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:54 PM   #47
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Used the bus screws to screw a tarp to the windshield ledge way better than masking tape to protect the windshield during painting.



Soooooo..... took a hasty measurement and thought i had to skin over my back ambers to put in my arch.


Marking out the plugs from some other bus skin we no longer need



Rough cut with the cut off wheel.


Plug cut and wire wheeled for weld prep


Welded in


Traced the window and cut out a pattern.



Taped up template and used spray paint to trace



The trace. Guess what didnt need to fill the ambers in


We ended up marking and cutting 1.25 inches in from the trace line then making cuts every 3.5-4" so we could use the hand held sheet metal bender to form a window sill. Then we welded them back together and added some 90*bends on the corners



The almost finished product




So for the front raised section i will be geting alot of wind resistance and i dont have a tube bender so this is what I did.


Cut a bunch of slots every 3/8" on 3 sides of the tube for the distance of the radius in this case 3 1/2"-7 5/8"


Bends perfectly


Tacked while in position then fully welded on the ground



All welded in
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:04 PM   #48
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Job well done !!!
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:22 PM   #49
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Sweet! Love the new front window.
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:00 AM   #50
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Got it for $10 at Habitat for Humanity. I love that store!
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