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Old 10-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #11
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is that you at the geezer crossing? ar is that a retired tinman? Oh wait,is that the same thing?Have fun with that lift,rigger up good timbuk
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Old 10-03-2009, 03:15 PM   #12
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Progress! You KNOW how we all love pics...I haven't been able to be on much lately because I'm still computer-less due to a crash. Computer crash that is....
Your bus is looking good, I love watching step by step steps...did that make sense? And the picture of you standing up straight is mighty fine too I must say.
Take care and keep on keeping on!

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Old 10-04-2009, 06:53 PM   #13
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Woot! Looks great!

So what's the final height of the center of your roof now?
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #14
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lookin good lots of room in there now make sure it fits out the door! GET THE TIN OUT! Close those holes! timbuk
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:27 PM   #15
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looking good

I like the reversed channel in channel setup, makes for easier welding and better penetration, it should also help in getting the skins to lay flat.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:53 AM   #16
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The company browser wont open up your pics, but I'll comment anyway, and then open them up when I get home. So, ya got your roof raised. I'd say it's coming along good. Especially for a broke knee'd, crabby, old, foil hat, such as yourself.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:32 PM   #17
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Especially for a broke knee'd, crabby, old, foil hat, such as yourself.
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HEY!! I resemble that remark! However I'm currently working on a kevlar-lined version of the hat which I'll cover with an old tanned coonskin I have laying around so I won't stick-out while hiding-out in the hills....yet will still be protected from those pesky alpha-rays

May try to get skin & some structural/bracing materials ordered tomorrow. Gonna just have the skin sheared to size.

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Is that for you or the bus?
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:29 PM   #18
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7'9" is a great lot of attic space! You could run all kinds of HVAC ductwork and electicity and insulation and... wow!
Good start on the chop-n-pop work. Can't wait to see what happens next.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:39 PM   #19
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papabear you are a funny guy! dont know who is gonna put all that stuff in the ceiling though,tygercub,good place to put yer empties!When full empty for gas money
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:14 PM   #20
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Just grab parts from a wheelchair lift some skoolie is scrapping to make the lookout tower lift. Add some dry ice for a smoke effect and a hold up a Braveheart sword as your throne, er chair rises up through the opening, and you can really make a really royal theatrical entrance.

Though as a ham radio operator, a "lid on the roof" evokes a totally different meaning to me.

[Explanation: while the published definition of "lid" is a radio operator with poor on-air practices, it can loosely be used to describe any person who behaves like their elevator doesn't go all the way to the penthouse.]

Anyway, good progress. I know I couldn't keep up with you.
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