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Old 04-05-2011, 07:52 AM   #1
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Moving right along there!
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:08 AM   #2
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
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Glad it missed ya on it's way through .. they all tore up a bunch of stuff along the way though .. the one last week missed us by only a few miles .. we've had a few to many already this year ..

edit .. the one that went into Raleigh was really bad (like there is such a thing as a not-so-bad one) .. worst one in years ..
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:53 AM   #4
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What a fantastic looking bus you have there! Looks to be a 2003 model year, ex Virginia bus? Those buses handle great, and offer an extremely quiet ride!
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:58 PM   #6
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Wow this looks like this is going to be a cool bus. Out of curiosity where a bouts are y'all in NC? Western tip or so is my stomping grounds. Can't wait to see more of this bus.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:32 AM   #7
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Always an exciting moment when the bus is finally completely empty. They're sure are a lot of great projects going on.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:23 PM   #8
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If you don't mind me asking, where did you get your metal and what did it set you back?
What type and sizes did you get?

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Old 06-16-2011, 07:18 PM   #9
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Hey Guys --- great unit and a great start. Wanted to pass along some info that came from Blue Bird years back. I was doing a 19" roof raise on a 40' All American and happened to move to Georgia where I met an engineer from the Bird plant. When I queried him about the planned raise, he recommended staggering the actual cut locations on each rib to prevent creating a "weak line". Hadn't thought about it, but made sense, so I cut every other rib at a different height. Only used two measures, just alternated them. One near the top of one window side, the next near the bottom. Used the same jack and tube insert idea but I did order several complete BB roof ribs and cut patch sections from them. Learned that BB does not (did not at that time, at least) even sell a "repair section. If a rib was damaged, they insisted on replacing the whole thing to insure 100% structural integrity. I slipped a floor to ceiling square tube inside each cut rib, tacked it in place, then added the patch segment over the difference and then welded it all together. In theory it should be every bit as strong as the original, one piece rib that is unique to the Bird approach. Turned out very solid with no evidence of body flex whatsoever. Just thought I'd pass it along.

Keep up the good work, and keep up the pix!
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Thanks for the reply. That's about what I've figured.
I bought my bus for $1500. My estimate so far is that I will spend at least that much on the metal required for the roof raise. I'm looking forward to following your build.

Tango: Thanks for your comments. Where did you buy your ribs? I was thinking of doing the same thing, but more so that my rivets would line up like the original.
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