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Old 07-31-2013, 07:15 PM   #131
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Fingers crossed, I dropped the bus off to get inspected. I was told they are very busy and it may take a couple days. I hope it passes without any big hidden things showing up. I know the passenger side rear tires may need to be replaced.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:19 PM   #132
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Yuck. Sorry you have to leave your bus somewhere for days, I hate that. Hope it passes.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:22 PM   #133
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I got an update on the inspection. He does not work weekends, so it will get done on Monday. I miss my bus.

Education on steel. The labels may be wrong.

Across the street from me is a welding and fabrication shop. They sell steel for a good price, the lowest in the area. On shelves in the shop they have examples of what you can get. I was looking for Rectangle tubing that 1 1/4" square tubing would fit in. I found a piece that worked good with a little wiggle room to work with. 2" x 1 1/2" x 1/8" or 11 ga. I should have done the math because when you take in account the 1/8" wall size you have 1 1/4" with no room to wiggle.

Well I got my pieces today and they don't fit, go figure. I went back and measured the piece they had and the wall measures about .080" or 14 ga. When I complained they said they are there for the outside dimensions. I said "But you list the wall thickness." I guess it is up to us to know what we are doing. Now I have $35.00 dollars of steel I can't use. I will have to figure something down the road to build to use it up.

The 2" x 1 1/2" x 14 ga has to be ordered and wont be in until around Friday.

Hopefully it will work and I can get started on my roof raise.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:53 AM   #134
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Roof racks? Long enough? Did you say you are taking the windows out by the way? I think I'll be in the market for more windows, good to have back ups. Especially ones that are exact tint.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #135
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Roof racks? Long enough? Did you say you are taking the windows out by the way? I think I'll be in the market for more windows, good to have back ups. Especially ones that are exact tint.
No, they are only 2' long. I might be able to use them to make my battery bay.

Yes I will be removing all the windows. Replacing with RV dual pane.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:30 PM   #136
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Where are you getting the windows? Is that already in your budget?
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:38 AM   #137
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My new windows may not be put in until September or October, but I will be removing the windows this weekend or next. They come out before the roof raise and will be skinned over. I will put the new windows in later when I have my interior layout more final.

I may wait until after I spray the insulation. Then I will have a nice tight fit.
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That sucks about the steel. I hate setbacks like that :/ Getting exited to start cutting roof supports?
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Just got off the phone from the shop. They had just got the bus inside and on the lift to take the wheels oof to measure the breaks. The inspector got calles to tow someone. He may get it done late tonight or tomorrow. So far everything looks good.

I'm iching to start cutting on the roof. I discovered that the wire harness has a connector right behind the drivers seat. That will make it easy to disconnect. I will cut it just after the connector to extend it after the roof raise.
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Just got off the phone from the shop. They had just got the bus inside and on the lift to take the wheels oof to measure the breaks. The inspector got calles to tow someone. He may get it done late tonight or tomorrow. So far everything looks good.

I'm iching to start cutting on the roof. I discovered that the wire harness has a connector right behind the drivers seat. That will make it easy to disconnect. I will cut it just after the connector to extend it after the roof raise.
MAKE SURE TO CUT IT FAR ENOUGH FROM CONNECTOR SO YOU CAN STAGGER THE INDIVIDUAL CUTS A COUPLE INCHES SO HARNESS DOESNT END UP BEING BIG AROUND AS A COFFEE CAN
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