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Old 08-08-2015, 07:05 PM   #341
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Roger that. The A10 was built around the 30 mm GAU 8. We did have some Phantoms flying the M-61's way back when.
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:15 AM   #342
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Bad ass! And once you get the rest of the armor plate installed it should be REALLY cool.

BTW...just saw this on Craig's List and thought of you...


Slightly used 20mm Vulcan M61
Need cash quick. Make offer.
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Well, that should certainly help beef up home security!
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:40 AM   #343
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We chose the all American for its tall center aisle. We are not raising since we are unskilled and do not have the tools for such an involved process. I'm thinking of putting a skylight in the shower for added height. There will be an outdoor shower that I plan to use more than inside.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:49 PM   #344
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Been a little while since I last posted. Finally sold some items so I now have some funds to progress with. Like EastCoastCB the weather has been unbearable with humidity so high one sweats do bad it's hard to see sometimes. Anyhow, I needed an argon tank for my TIG but didn't want to spend the $300 it costs for a new one. Found an almost full one locally for $125. It registered 2800psi on the gauge. Happy dance.
A friend called me yesterday saying he found 17 gauge galvanized sheet metal for $16.25 per 4x10 sheet at the metal scrap yard. I told him to get me 10 sheets. Offloaded them this morning. To me they looked a bit on the thin side. Just checked the thickness and they're 20 gauge. Bummer. Still a good deal. It will work for skinning the basement just fine as there's very little actual skin in the first place but I'm a bit concerned on skinning above the top rub rail to the drip edge. Since we decided not to raise the roof there isn't a large span. I'll be removing the bazillion rivets at the drip rail and connecting the skin with rivets or machine screws with lock nuts. Any thoughts on using 20ga to skin where the windows originally were our possibly removing the drip rail altogether?
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:30 PM   #345
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20 gauge is mighty light. Most bus skins run from about 16 minimum. Blue Bird uses an oddball 15-ish gauge made to their specs and some older units had 14 gauge which is quite heavy. My window deletes and door are 14 just' cause I like heavy, but personally I wouldn't recommend anything lighter than whatever the body sheet metal happens to be.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:08 PM   #346
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The skirts originally were 16 ga. This is why when I thought I was getting 17ga it would be fine. Wish I knew of a place that could put a shallow corrugation in them to stiffen a bit.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:50 PM   #347
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For what you're using them for I think you'll be fine. It may not be *ideal* but will definitely do the job.
And man, you aren't kidding about the heat. Its stifling.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:41 PM   #348
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Just for fun.
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:18 PM   #349
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Shower vs roof raise I was contemplating this issue my self, and my conclusion is to do a wet bathroom like is done in most tiny homes that way I wouldn't be fighting trying to find shower stall to fit the awkward space. If needed I would just make a redwood bench to sit and shower.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:25 AM   #350
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Wood has no place in a shower.

Unless you like mold, and rot.

And it don't matter what you treat it with.

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