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Old 08-10-2014, 11:51 PM   #51
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I built some roof jacks today. They are designed to be used in conjunction with a high cut on the column that the jack is attached to, and the next inner columns from the ones they're attached to will have the reinforcement inserts attached to one side probably the lowers. Those will keep the whole roof centered during the lift and prevent it from paralleling sideways.

They're made to attach to the two bolts on the rib at the top, and a middle bolt lower on the rib.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:31 AM   #52
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Slight modification, because that first idea was sort of half baked.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:42 AM   #53
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Bus structure recalibration modules mostly installed. I just need to verify they're set in the right starting point to give me enough lift.

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Old 08-12-2014, 10:31 AM   #54
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stop the scientific crap and just cut it loose

be safe, looks good!!!!!
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:37 PM   #55
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I seriously envy your skill and courage. It would take me weeks to figure out a jack system like that. And that's if I found the nerve. Props
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:48 PM   #56
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Got the roof jacked up. Lots of welding to do. If you want to visit, bring hot dogs we can cook them on the new metal.

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Old 08-14-2014, 12:02 AM   #57
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Lookin' great!--- Keep up the good work & keep up the pix!
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:50 AM   #58
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For wiring diagrams for your bus you can go to Central States Bus Sales and download service and
operators manuals in PDF format. I could only get into them using Internet Exploder but they have
diagrams and manuals from 1997 and newer, I downloaded the 1997-2003 manual. On another note
I am in eastgate so we're not that far apart except in Age. Good job on the roof raise.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:45 AM   #59
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For wiring diagrams for your bus you can go to Central States Bus Sales and download service and
operators manuals in PDF format. I could only get into them using Internet Exploder but they have
diagrams and manuals from 1997 and newer, I downloaded the 1997-2003 manual. On another note
I am in eastgate so we're not that far apart except in Age. Good job on the roof raise.
Nice find Dragonpop! Here's the link for those who would like to poke around: http://www.centralstatesbus.com/Manuals.html.

I don't have a Bluebird, but nonetheless there is some interesting stuff in those manuals. This PDF contains info about changing tires (starting at page 50) which is useful information for any bus: http://www.centralstatesbus.com/1999...97/1919331.pdf
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:33 PM   #60
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A couple of accessories you might consider for your bus build is a torque multiplier lug wrench,
they sell on E-bay for $39.90 to $900.00, the cheaper ones I wouldn't rely on the case as it will
fly apart like a $2.00 suitcase but they allow lug nuts to be removed by most anyone with very little
effort. The second item for the tool box is another item from E-bay its a hydraulic electrical crimper
which does a bang up job of crimping connectors on wires, I've even used it the stainless door
release cables for my basement door. Keep up the good work it's looking good.
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