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Old 08-25-2014, 12:07 AM   #81
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I'm glad there are people like you that make my feel completely inadequate. If I ever get a hair to do a roof raise, I will just come here and look at yours and some of the others that have been done to put that idea to rest. Nice work and carry on.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:39 AM   #82
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I'm glad there are people like you that make my feel completely inadequate. If I ever get a hair to do a roof raise, I will just come here and look at yours and some of the others that have been done to put that idea to rest. Nice work and carry on.
Exactly my thoughts!
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:45 AM   #83
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Thanks for the compliments, it means a lot. I would add that my wife has been invaluable in helping me. She brings out ice water, coffee, snacks, and drags the jagged metal away from the vehicle before I trip and impale myself on it.

She doesn't read the forum regularly so I havent even been prompted.



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I'm glad there are people like you that make my feel completely inadequate. If I ever get a hair to do a roof raise, I will just come here and look at yours and some of the others that have been done to put that idea to rest. Nice work and carry on.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:46 PM   #84
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I picked up 9 sheets of 4'x10'x20 gauge cold roll sheet metal today. I still need to get the right kind of rivets. Since I'm not using galvanized metal for the sides, I sort of figure it'll be ok to also use non-galvanized rivets as well as long as I paint everything quickly.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:25 PM   #85
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Raise is looking sweet
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Raise is looking sweet
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one of the best I have seen, great job!!
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:56 PM   #87
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Got some metal. 9 sheets - heavy and awkward to move.


The very first two solid rivets I've installed in my life. Not too hard to do, but I can see there is a technique to it I will need to master.
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Ahhh...no substitute for real, bucked rivets. Lookin' good!
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...looks like you need to get a slightly bigger driver head or clean up the one you have!

I don't know about steel rivets, but on Alu rivets it helped to soften the edges with masking tape.

Better solution is to slightly sand the outer edge and then polish the head.


Looking great so far!! Probably my favorite roof raise!!


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First sheet hung, a full 10 foot panel too!

Its just barely on with two rivets, tomorrow I have some helpers to hang the other 7 panels.
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