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Old 06-21-2014, 09:53 AM   #771
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I disagree with the looks of moving the rain gutter down........I like the hitch in the line.... in fact I think you should move the rub rails up in the middle to match it and trim a bit off the side skirts as well..... give it an inch-worm type look!! Also will keep people wondering how you bent a bus!
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:58 PM   #772
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I just got to the bend in my ceiling with the breadboard and I'm not happy. I really thought it would bend the curve. I might take it all down now.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:16 PM   #773
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I disagree with the looks of moving the rain gutter down........I like the hitch in the line.... in fact I think you should move the rub rails up in the middle to match it and trim a bit off the side skirts as well..... give it an inch-worm type look!! Also will keep people wondering how you bent a bus!
I can see what you are saying. I think if there was an angle in the back to match the angle in the front, that would be the easiest thing to do and make it look better.

Edit: what I mean is to just make the gutter follow the angle of the front where the white paint comes down, and then do the same in the rear, so both front and rear gutters make the 45 degree downturn to connect the lower sections, then fill in the little triangle in the rear with white paint to complete the look.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:38 AM   #774
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I just got to the bend in my ceiling with the breadboard and I'm not happy. I really thought it would bend the curve. I might take it all down now.
I almost did the same thing. As you can see I made my transition at the bend. The gap I have will be mostly covered by cabinets and such, so I'm not too worried.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:40 AM   #775
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

The main reason I don't want to move the rain gutter down is the advantage the roof raise gives you, because now the windows will be at eye level.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:09 AM   #776
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

I was just at the lumber yard and we talked about any and all possibilities for bending plywood. And there is only one type that will work and it's 53$ a sheet. I've heard that lauan plywood is available with all the grain in the plys going the same direction so that it bends easy but no one there had ever seen that. I wonder if I flip the bead board over if the grooves will act like a kerf and will allow for bending.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:11 PM   #777
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Check around your area for "Bender Board" --- Used by cabinet makers for curved work. Comes with kerfs cut all the way across the back. Nifty stuff.
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I had decent luck bending 1/4" oak plywood. There are pictures of the process about 3/4 of the way down the page on my build thread: http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=466764
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I haven't been followig your build for a while. I think the bus looks great.
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Whats been happening on your build? It's been awhile, I've had to take a break and work on the house
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