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Old 04-28-2018, 12:34 PM   #1
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Chance the bus

Taking a chance on this one. It's been about 2 months waiting on the title. I'm still in contact with the seller and supposedly its in the mail on Tuesday . So I'm working on the free stuff first. It's a 2001 Freightliner Thomas w/ Cat 7.2 and AT545. Rear gears seem to be about 4.70. Top speed 60-ish. Bought it for $900. Drove it about 60 miles home. A little shimmy in the front when you hit the brakes. Everything is pretty ok.0316181058.jpegIMG_20180331_225346_696.jpeg0428181311a.jpeg
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Old 04-28-2018, 03:03 PM   #2
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The scraper blade in the Sawzall works great to pull up the rubber floor. But broke with 6ft left. Used a pick to clean out the screw heads before using the rechargable drill. So only had to cut a half dozen screws0428181545.jpeg0428181405.jpeg
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Old 04-28-2018, 09:31 PM   #3
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Congrats on chance. The rest is all details. Are you going to do a similar road trip with this one?
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:04 AM   #4
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Planning on Fla to Canada road trip in 2 years.
Got more taken apart Sunday.
Checking out the uchannel in the roof raise area. Planning on raising the 7 back rows of windows 18"-20" but leaving the first 3 windows low.
Is the white material insulation or just sound deadening?0429181315_HDR.jpeg0429181315.jpeg
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I'd love to lend a hand if you want any free help. Just hit me up.

raising a Thomas is tricky for sure. That bend at the beltline sure complicates things!
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:48 AM   #6
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It'd be awesome to see you again!
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I'd love to lend a hand if you want any free help. Just hit me up.

raising a Thomas is tricky for sure. That bend at the beltline sure complicates things!
We plan to mimic this roof raise. In some resects I think mine will be easier.FB_IMG_1525185994815.jpeg
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It'd be awesome to see you again!We plan to mimic this roof raise. In some resects I think mine will be easier.Attachment 21454
That's not a Thomas. Isn't yours a Thomas? If so you'll have to get creative due to the 6 degree slant.

When yall gonna start cutting? Can I watch?
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:32 PM   #8
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That's not a Thomas. Isn't yours a Thomas? If so you'll have to get creative due to the 6 degree slant.

When yall gonna start cutting? Can I watch?
It looks like they're planning to bypass that by raising after the first few rows of windows, unless I misunderstood.
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:01 PM   #9
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Uh oh. Weres the slant? Whats a belt line? I'm getting my angle finder out when i get home. I'll mark off the cut lines i'm thinking about for some feedback. Yes ours is a thomas. Once i get the title i'll be spending more time on it.
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That's not a Thomas. Isn't yours a Thomas? If so you'll have to get creative due to the 6 degree slant.

When yall gonna start cutting? Can I watch?
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It looks like they're planning to bypass that by raising after the first few rows of windows, unless I misunderstood.
Right.
But if you raise one part on a Thomas you'd need to account for the 6 degree bend at the window line.

I'm not nay-saying. if anyone can do it Travis can.



See the bend inward ^? if you raise you have to do it below the bend, but a partial raise will make for lots of finesse to make it look right or work at all.

I'm REALLY interested to see this!!!!

GO TRAV AND MICHELLE!!!!

So- Can I watch? I'll even help if you like...
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