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Old 08-15-2014, 02:06 PM   #61
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Sweet.....mom...hotdogs and beer would be good
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:26 PM   #62
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Well, I'm no rocket surgeon.


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Old 08-15-2014, 11:29 PM   #63
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Blue tape lines are uh...sketched in. Middle spar is installed.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:50 PM   #64
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Got the corners skinned. I think that is the hardest part of the sheet metal work. The rear should be comparatively easy, since its just an arch piece to fill the gap.

I am using 20 gauge on the roof, since that's what bluebird used too.

The center section is cut and fitted, just stopping for a little break.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:01 PM   #65
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I'm very impressed with the work on those corner caps. They look terrific!
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:56 AM   #66
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Sorry no outside pix with all the transition panels, it got dark.
It was a challenge to weld up that high. I ended up balancing the welder on a cooler on the dash, and running the lead out through one of the old upper flasher light holes.



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Old 08-18-2014, 12:58 AM   #67
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Thank you for the feedback. I wasn't sure at first how much deconstruction needed to happen before adding the caps. It turns out I removed that whole section of the roof except for a 2" strip to weld to. If someone was crazy enough to do so they could chisel all the rivets off and pull that whole transition cap. I tried to be faithful as possible with what I am capable of to the way the bus is constructed.



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Old 08-18-2014, 05:09 AM   #68
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LOOKS GREAT!
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:49 PM   #69
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Got the bits seam sealed and riveted. Now I need to get the rear cap done. Pretty sure that's just a bunch of rivets, sheet metal, and sealer so we'll see.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:20 PM   #70
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Nice work!!!! Sorry I didn't see your post about helpers sooner, were in Tacoma.... Holler if anything else comes up..
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