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Old 04-13-2015, 07:00 PM   #21
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Will you be insulating your bus?

If you are, I would get rid of the original windows. They are made of aluminum and transmit heat and cold really bad. They also leak air like crazy.

The were made so poorly they didn't even do the job in the school bus. Something much better needs to be invented for buses from the factory.

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we will be insulating the bus. we want to put at least another 6 inches of insulation. im going to do 20 inches on the roof raise so we should have plenty of head room. as far as the windows go we dont have a lot of time and money so we will be removing some for good and sheet metal over the hole. down the road we will replace them.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:20 PM   #22
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More photos to come. I took a couple with my crappy phone. These are the section of roof I removed.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:11 PM   #23
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Nice bus. Are you sure it has a DT466?
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:51 AM   #24
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Why did you remove roof section?
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:26 AM   #25
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they will spray foam your bus for 1500. if you drive it there. there are many roof raises here, stagger your cuts on the roof/ window posts for more strength. make sure its nat approved
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:49 AM   #26
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Nice bus. Are you sure it has a DT466?
Pretty sure the man I bought it off of said it was replaced and only has about 10,000 miles on it.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:51 AM   #27
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Why did you remove roof section?
Im raising the roof from behind the drivers seat back and the section removed will be the section that steps up.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:53 AM   #28
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Make sure its Nat approved
Lol.

I'm just happy to see so many of you taking on the roof raise challenge.

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Old 04-26-2015, 09:55 AM   #29
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they will spray foam your bus for 1500. if you drive it there. there are many roof raises here, stagger your cuts on the roof/ window posts for more strength. make sure its nat approved
That sounds nice but I dont have 1500. Yeah Ill try and keep this updated so I can get pointers along the way. We are moving into an off grid dome house until aug. We probably wont have internet access so when I can Ill post stuff for approval.
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Pretty sure the man I bought it off of said it was replaced and only has about 10,000 miles on it.
I will bet you probably have a Cummins or a Cat. Post a picture of the top of the engine when you get a chance.
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