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Old 10-21-2013, 07:33 PM   #371
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I think it's coming along great...most impressive work!
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #372
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No worries...looks good
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:09 PM   #373
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

Luckychow has offered some good advice--on the other hand a scared nun trying to get out of the crosswalk will probably not even notice the little hump. All kidding aside, you have done a fine job with the roof raise and it looks as though it had come from the factory that way. Jack
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #374
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I'm not going to worry about it. As long as I keep people off the roof, you really can't see it from the ground.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:21 PM   #375
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

What I often do is take my mistake as inspiration for a bit of flair.

I came across a great quote recently: "If you stumble, make it part of the dance".

I think what you have created is awesome.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:39 PM   #376
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I'm not going to worry about it. As long as I keep people off the roof, you really can't see it from the ground.
If we make a deal on those roof hatches you won't have to worry about people on your roof
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:22 PM   #377
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I'm not going to worry about it. As long as I keep people off the roof, you really can't see it from the ground.
If we make a deal on those roof hatches you won't have to worry about people on your roof
Well I'm keeping at least one hatch until I finish the roof. It is easier to get up there through it.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:26 PM   #378
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I headed out to the bus this morning to pick up some steel to finish the roof. It was 38 outside, so I fired up the diesel heater and chatted up the folks in the tattoo parlor for 20 minutes. Then checked the bus and the coolant was already at 110. The bus started up as if it was in the heat of summer. Looks like cold weather starting won’t be an issue.

Also I had instant heat when I turned the heaters on.

Porkchop, you need to get yours fixed, they are nice to have working.
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38? It was 83 out here today and folks were reaching for their jackets! Burrr
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Got some time out at the bus today. Cut and bent the passenger side steel. When I started welding, somehow the bottom is off about 3/8".



I cut a 1/2" strip and welded over the gap.



I had trouble the whole evening getting the weld to penetrate the steel. While putting everything away, I realized I have my welder on the lowest setting. It is 48 degrees out, maybe I need to turn it up a little. I'm busy tomorrow, but plan to spend all day Sunday working on the bus. I will grind down the welds one at a time and re-weld.

Here is what it looks like.



For better or worst, this is how it will be.
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