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Old 02-19-2014, 02:22 PM   #41
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Purchased 427 lbs of steel for the roof rack today. $280. Another $120 for bolts and parts and it'll be done. Hopefully….
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:23 PM   #42
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Bought a heat gun to remove all the lettering. Works awesome.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:55 PM   #43
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Thanks for the pics.

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:37 AM   #44
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Looked at dozens of bunk bed designs & kinda worried about attaching them to my bus since I'm not particularly handy. Then yesterday I came up with an idea; since I'm already drilling holes in my bus, use longer bolts to secure my verticals to the bus & attach 2x2 material to it on the inside for the bed frame.

Grade 8 bolts, 8" long will do the trick nicely. Any qualms regarding using 2x2's for bed frames??
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:52 AM   #45
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Very handy. It's my dads, and older than I am.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:54 AM   #46
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Inside the bus looking at a 6" bolt inserted from the outside. Grade 8, 3/8" from Fastenal.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:57 AM   #47
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I'm hoping this will work out. I guess I could always use 2" Square Tube 11 ga, but it's def more expensive.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:25 PM   #48
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Every time I read the name of this bus I think of an ex girlfriend from a long time ago.
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I'm hoping this will work out. I guess I could always use 2" Square Tube 11 ga, but it's def more expensive.
I would put a lock-nut (or a regular nut with Loctite) under the 2x2 first. You don't want a compressed 2x2 responsible for keeping tension on the bolts that hold your rack up!! Put a nut on the bolt and tighten against the metal of the bus, drill 2x2 large enough to go over nut, use large washer and second nut to hold 2x2 in place.
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I'm hoping this will work out. I guess I could always use 2" Square Tube 11 ga, but it's def more expensive.
I would put a lock-nut (or a regular nut with Loctite) under the 2x2 first. You don't want a compressed 2x2 responsible for keeping tension on the bolts that hold your rack up!! Put a nut on the bolt and tighten against the metal of the bus, drill 2x2 large enough to go over nut, use large washer and second nut to hold 2x2 in place.
Thats exactly what we're going to do. I figure we'll rout an "inset" on the bus side of the 2x2 so the lock nut will fit snug. I appreciate your comment as we didn't think of that until we looked at the picture!
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