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Old 12-02-2015, 12:57 AM   #11
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A "thumper".
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:04 AM   #12
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Ahh, i though it was a behavior calibrator.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:16 AM   #13
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Ahh, i though it was a behavior calibrator.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:10 AM   #14
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I alway thought it was called an attitude adjuster or a whoop ass can opener.

Nice bus. I can't believe a 92 BB could bring over 8k on one and 9k on the other.
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:09 PM   #15
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I prefer a gage over a thumper.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:49 PM   #16
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More progress. Getting close to raising the roof. I found a place that can make the hat channels for the ribs. Still not sure about what material to use. Im thinking cold rolled for the hat channels and galvanized to skin the sides. I think gavlanealed would be best in both cases but not necessary.

I'm doing a 20 inch raise and the gap created by removing the window is about 23 inches. That means my hat channels need to be 42 inches long. Any longer and the rivets farther down the rib will prevent the hat channel from sitting properly against the rib.


Here are a few more steps leading up the the roof raise.

Drivers side rub rail and window channel covers removed. Also remove the window "sills" as you can see in the last pic.


Still not sure how high up to bring the sheet metal. At first i thought to drill out the bottom row of rivets and run the sheet up in between the two horizontal rows. Now im thinking to just run it up to the first row and be done with it. This should be a tight enough seal


Drilled out the center of the rivets on the passenger rub rail. Couple taps with the chisel and they pop right off. (most of them)



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Old 12-06-2015, 04:56 PM   #17
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Nice bus...looking forward to the progress
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:48 AM   #18
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:41 AM   #19
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Just got a quote for making 26 36inch hat channels from 14 ga. The total estimate was just over $1000, which was more than what i was expecting. For folks who went the hat channel route, what did you pay?
The one complication is my hat channels are deeper than they are wide, so i had to search around a bit for a shop with the right break head, but i don't think that should affect the price that much.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:58 PM   #20
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I don't know,but it seems to me that a metal building contractor would have hat channel
Already made. Here in Oklahoma you can but the stuff by the foot at metal mart.
I used to use it all the time to build storage sheds, just as cheap and easy to use as wood 2x4's..metal wheel on circle saw and off you go..or a special blade in a chop saw..can't remember what they are called..sorry
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