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Old 08-31-2015, 11:59 PM   #11
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I'm not a fan of that method at all.

It would be a fail for inspection where I come from.

This is one of those times someone should have taken the time to get the proper pieces sheared and bent at a metal shop.

Poorly done rood raises endanger us all. Not only on the roads, but with insurance all the way around the continent.

But on the other hand I'm still glad you took on the challenge of a roof raise.

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Old 09-01-2015, 06:55 AM   #12
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welcome back ponyracer! are you done with going overseas?
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:22 AM   #13
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Nat Ster, to each his own. 1" square tubing stick welded on the inside and out will be perfectly fine, especially when doubled. I will admit after seeing yours I regret doing it this way. Oh well, theres always the next bus! Also, think of it this way, even an "improperly" done roof raise is still stronger than any "stick and staple" RV on the road.

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Old 09-01-2015, 10:27 AM   #14
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Nat Ster, to each his own. 1" square tubing stick welded on the inside and out will be perfectly fine, especially when doubled. I will admit after seeing yours I regret doing it this way. Oh well, theres always the next bus! Also, think of it this way, even an "improperly" done roof raise is still stronger than any "stick and staple" RV on the road.

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Definitely stronger than "store bought" RV's.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:28 AM   #15
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Nat Ster, to each his own. 1" square tubing stick welded on the inside and out will be perfectly fine, especially when doubled. I will admit after seeing yours I regret doing it this way. Oh well, theres always the next bus! Also, think of it this way, even an "improperly" done roof raise is still stronger than any "stick and staple" RV on the road.

Claydbal, ya for now!
I agree.

On with the great progress and pics.

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Old 09-01-2015, 03:06 PM   #16
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Going to put in a few hrs tonight on the old girl. Hope to get the drivers side windows cut out and installed and the front capped.

Not sure what I'm going to do with the rear yet. I have several windows left, was thinking of reframing and reskinning the entire rear and placing one large central window in it. Prob will be a labor day weekend project.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:08 AM   #17
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you will wish you had kept the back door!
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:39 AM   #18
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you will wish you had kept the back door!
That's why I'm keeping the side door.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:34 PM   #19
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I was thinking about that. I think I'm going to leave that for the absolute last thing if at all. I got the drivers side finished up last night, going to work on capping the front and rear next. Will try to remember to snap some pics lol.
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:06 PM   #20
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example... i originally installed a flexsteel hide-a-bed and later decided to toss is in favor of two recliners. without a large door, it would have been removing the windshield!

also, recently built a rear deck. i can open the back door and sit on the deck, even when raining and not get wet. not to mention the speed i can get to the beer cooler!

food for thought!
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