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Old 11-07-2015, 12:07 PM   #121
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Are you thinking of raising this fall/winter or next spring?
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:55 AM   #122
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we're raising it right now actually, i have the jacks built and leveling the bus these past couple days, got some ribs cut just ran out of time and no pics yet.
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:19 PM   #123
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It's been awhile since the last post, but have been very busy. Here is a quick preview. 20160510_133316.jpg
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:19 PM   #124
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Nice pad to park on, with it's own power. Cool. Nice job on the roof
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:26 PM   #125
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:37 PM   #126
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I love this style roof raise where the front of the bus is OEM height!. lookin great! you guys who do roof raises have all my respect!

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Old 05-10-2016, 10:16 PM   #127
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Sorry if I missed it- but, do you have a way to secure your stove down?

Been trying to think of how to do that on my build, especially if I want to add any bracketry before I insulate. Mine will be over the left wheel well.
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:24 PM   #128
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i don't have a way to secure it down to the hearth pad i built, i figured any time I would be on the move i would remove it from the hearth pad and strap it down with cargo straps somewhere and secure it.


That pad to park on is pretty sweet, it was like my fifth parking spot on the farm but i think we finally found the one since it is the most level. We can also walk under the back of the bus.
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:47 PM   #129
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Did this first oil change to this beast, 151k miles and the engine couldn't sound any better. Fuel filter was bought as well just haven't did that yet, will get it all done before its first voyage. Lucky enough to have a high school friend that owns an auto parts store that stocks heavy duty truck parts, and said he'll always have those oil/fuel filters in stock. Also found out my throttle works just fine the handle was just corroded off.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:13 PM   #130
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Getting the bus kinda ready for the mild winter. Didnt get much done at all. I switched from the 2 jobs these past years down to one, as well as my car finally giving up on me. So bus expenses were put on hold for a couple months to pay for the new (to me) vehicle. Now we're able to haul my own supplies in it now, instead of asking my family for the truck.


At the top are the live edge wood slabs we bought that will serve as the counter-tops on each side of the bus. they are from the black hills, beetle kill ponderosa pine. My parents let me create a side shop in a barn on the farm where the bus is at, they are sitting on a simple lumber shelf i built quick, not too fancy.



Here is the slab as a whole, it is about 13' by 24" one of the edges will be cut flush with the wall.






This is one side we picked.


this will go on the opposite side.



Starting to sand, while we wait for the weather to warm up to begin to weld the metal for the roof raise.


not quite there but this wood will look beautiful with a bar top epoxy when done and we cant wait to see it.
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