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Old 01-31-2016, 07:49 PM   #11
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That bus is a wreck looking for a place and time to happen!
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:07 PM   #12
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Nope its a Thomas.
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:09 PM   #13
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Nope, it's a Thomas
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:07 PM   #14
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Looks like a candidate for a roof raise but you'll want to check over
the rest of the frame and body for additional stress fractures as well
as frame integrity before applying additional labor.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:13 PM   #15
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Looks like a candidate for a roof raise but you'll want to check over
the rest of the frame and body for additional stress fractures as well
as frame integrity before applying additional labor.
Right, that's what I did this weekend but I only got the roof panels down and 2 of the side panels unscrewed. I've run out of weekend, and plus I had to dispose of the old insulation and panels. I also need to find a place to store the rigid insulation and wood panels I have already bought, so I can get to the rest of the side panels, and so I can tear the floor out.
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:24 PM   #16
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So, what could have caused such severe damage?? This bus has not been wrecked, because everything is original.

And, is my poor bus fixable, if it is, who's to say it's not gonna happen again or just break the repairs??

Also, given that the ENTIRE roof moves forward and backwards when you hit a bump going down the road( all be it, slightly), what else could possibly be broken to alow it to do that??

Again, if it is fixable, I would only be able to repair, and not replace due to a tight budget.

Please help fellow skoolie owners!!
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:47 PM   #17
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Ohhhhhh...@mr.friend...

I am not capable of giving you any advice, but I can wish you and your poor bus the best of luck. So sorry you are going through this.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:21 PM   #18
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Ohhhhhh...@mr.friend...

I am not capable of giving you any advice, but I can wish you and your poor bus the best of luck. So sorry you are going through this.
Thank you, if it comes down to it, I guess I could just remove the body and just have a flatbed with a fifth wheel, I don't want to get rid of that engine and tranny...
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:51 PM   #19
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Good thing you gutted it to find all this early, rather than building over it.
If the entire roof is moving I'd say that's pretty severely broken across all the ribs. Its tough to tell without seeing it in person. Maybe a welder/fabricator could do some repair work and save you.
But if it were me I'd write it off and find another bus to convert. Just my honest opinion.
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Old 02-03-2016, 05:36 AM   #20
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Thanks EastCoastCB, I'm just gonna have a hard time letting that DT466 and that 4 spd Allison go...
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