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Old 03-18-2015, 01:38 PM   #111
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Awesome as usual, keep up the excellent work and videos, man.
Thank you! I'll definitely keep on posting.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:43 PM   #112
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This is the mechanism I'm using to raise the roof.
IMG_1144 by wesslewis, on Flickr

This is what it looks like when installed/welded in place.
IMG_1147 by wesslewis, on Flickr
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:29 PM   #113
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Hey everyone.....Here is a quick time lapse video of the roof raise.

I'll have another video as well as some photos detailing the specifics of raising the roof. I have to finish editing the video but should be up soon.

This was an awesome experience and feels great to have accomplished this. If you are questioning whether or not to do this, I totally recommend doing so. It's not difficult, just a lot of time and labor. If you haven't already, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more updates.

I hope my upcoming video will inspire others in many ways!

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Old 03-22-2015, 03:37 PM   #114
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Nice Vid...Nice Work! --- And it appears you staggered your cuts. That is precisely what I was advised to do by a retired BB engineer many years ago when I made inquiries about raising my roof. It minimizes the potential of creating a "weak line".

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:52 PM   #115
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Way to go man! I love it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:16 PM   #117
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Thanks for the video.

I just did pics. The video was able to show way more detail of the raise.

One end then the other.....

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Thank you everyone!

Yeah, staggering the cuts on the pillars is a great way to distribute the load without creating a fault line for failure. I've had much experience with aircraft and automotive framework that definitely helped me make this decision.

I really enjoy making videos of the build process, I think in many cases it helps to better answer questions people may have in their minds about a certain process. It does seem to better detail things. I'll try to add photos also.

It was pretty cool seeing it raise in the time lapse, I'm glad you guys like it.....Thank you!!
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:21 AM   #119
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Great job! I like the timelapse. I wanted to initially cut my rear at the same line you did on the rear, but the rear engine bus seems to have significantly more structure at the low end of the window frames.

You'll have a nice clean line on the rear end! (how often do you get internet strangers complimenting your rear end, anyway?)
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:51 AM   #120
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I love seeing how you did the roof raise. more and more wish i had tried it on my bus, it would have saved me some headaches
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