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Old 03-22-2016, 06:17 PM   #31
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:39 PM   #32
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Looks good I like it
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:18 PM   #33
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Thank you for the compliment. I just like to do things the right way. Wait till you see my wiring. I'm kinda anal about that too. Well, kinda like that about everything I do. That's just me I guess.
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:17 PM   #34
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I finally got all of the tubing welded into the hat channel. I also have the angle iron welded to the tubing and drilled the holes. I got the door removed and I'm working on welding the cross members in to support the floor where the old steps are. More pics soon.
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:49 PM   #35
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How high did you eventually go with it?
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:05 PM   #36
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Roof raise.

My window openings were 24 1/4" high. To get 1/4" under the upper lip I went up 23 1/2" so basically a 2' raise. That was the best way to use 4x8 sheets.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:50 PM   #37
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Questions:

How much overlap do you have on the top and bottom edges of the new panels to attach them to the bus?

What is your plan for pre drilling rib holes from inside? Will you be using those to save effort when hanging the sheet (clecos?)?

What's your thought on the transition from high to low roof? I did a pendantic slope from one edge to the other on a cut just like yours, but maybe would have done something different now - ran it to the front edge of the bus roof so it was like a lifted eagle roof.

Nice job getting your roof up there.

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My window openings were 24 1/4" high. To get 1/4" under the upper lip I went up 23 1/2" so basically a 2' raise. That was the best way to use 4x8 sheets.
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:35 PM   #38
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Hi aaronsb, thanks for the compliment. I'm planning on putting the panels right on the bottom edge of the window openings and the top will be 1/4" under the upper lip. I have to do the bottom that way because of the rub rail. I will drill additional rivet holes right at the bottom of the ribs and seal it good. When I put the panels in place I will already have the holes in the ribs and just drill through them and through the panels and then rivet them. I'm not sure on the roof slope yet. I may go up one rib on the bottom of the slope. Now you have me thinking about going all the way to the front. hmmmmmm.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:09 PM   #39
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Just a quick update. Got the door removed and welded some cross members in. Ready to lay the floor in and then cut a piece out of the side where the new door will be and then cover the old door hole. I'll make a door and have a nice storage compartment.
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Old 04-17-2016, 12:37 PM   #40
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I like it. You going to put the new door, mid body, I assume?
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