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Old 11-09-2011, 07:00 PM   #31
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Re: New Project!

Lots done since the last update!! Today we got the roof lifted 2.5 feet. Over the last few days we have been installing the posts for the deck and getting everything ready to cut. The raise went flawlessly today, with the roof decks tacked in place the roof slid right up with no possibility of it going out of square. The bus now measures 12.5 feet at the deck, nothing else will be taller than that.



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Old 11-09-2011, 07:07 PM   #32
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More info at our blog



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Old 11-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #33
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Hey Guys --- I gotta' tell ya...I've seen a lot of roof raiseings, but none as clever as yours! Excellent thinking and I'm betting it is about as true & square as it came from the factory. Very cool!
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:15 PM   #34
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:21 PM   #35
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Tango, thank you for the compliment! Our main inspiration was Elliot and the Millicent Chronicles. The plan was to copy his roof raise method, but when we saw him cut the holes in the roof for the tarp ribs, it clicked that this would be the easiest way.

This is our first walkthrough video. We will continue posting videos along the way. We found it a much easier format for getting our ideas/layout across.
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:26 AM   #36
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Great way to raise the roof. Not only you lifted it straight and square but put full height reinforcements on it.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:41 AM   #37
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Great way to raise the roof. Not only you lifted it straight and square but put full height reinforcements on it.
Thanks Pipopak! We are both really happy with how it turned out : )
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:58 PM   #38
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Hi Guys : )

Since the roof raise we have been working on getting our windows framed as well as framing our garage and bed platform. Alex removed the back wall since our design does not have a door at the back and is working on framing it in now. We are still really lucky with the weather here, but winter is bitting at our heals. Alex is working hard to get everything framed and then skinned before our first snowfall. We are also looking forward to not having to tarp the bus up every night!

There is more info and pictures at our blog:
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I also have a question for any skoolie pet owners. We have two feline friends who will be moving into the bus with us, and I was wondering how peoples pets had reacted to the change in lifestyle. We are pretty confident that the cats will be fine with the move, but I would feel better knowing others have done this with no stress to their pets.
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Gotta ask...do you guys plan on welding in segments of ribs over the square tube to fill in/connect the lower and upper existing ribs? Looking good, keep it up!
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:53 PM   #40
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Gotta ask...do you guys plan on welding in segments of ribs over the square tube to fill in/connect the lower and upper existing ribs? Looking good, keep it up!
Hey Tango : )

I'm sorry if I misunderstood the question, but I think you are talking about the black ribs on the exterior?

If so we haven't really decided on the exterior yet. Once we get it sheeted if it looks really goofy we might add in more ribs. We still always go back and forth on our colour choice (it's between forest green and white). We will defiantly try to make the bus as aesthetically appealing as possible. One of our main concerns with the roof raise was the prospect of the bus having a gigantic forehead. We both are not very partial to that look, so decided it would be best to have an angled transition in the front.
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