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Old 12-08-2015, 05:04 PM   #141
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Oh, man! There's gotta be more to this! What a great narrative so far!
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:26 PM   #142
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well, now you've gone and done it. Made up my mind to raise the roof. Great job, great ideas and looks like great help. Keep up the good work.
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Old 12-15-2015, 01:05 PM   #143
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Very cool video!

I don't know how, but you made it look soooo easy!

I saw you measuring ALOT when raising the roof (for keeping it leveled obviously) but is there no way to fix laser levels to those screws that hold the roof in place? This way you could lift and visually see if it's level or not with the back?

Just out of curiosity!
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Old 12-21-2015, 02:51 PM   #144
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Thanks for all the great comments guys!!

I've been working my tail feathers off getting my house remodeled and sold so have been MIA from this site for quite some time. I'm hoping to keep up with my progress here a bit better in the future. You can always check out and subscribe to my youtube channel for more up to date videos of my progress.

mrblah.....What I found in raising the roof was that if you measured the front and back....The middle was the same measurement. It actually didn't sag even a 1/16 of an in inch. The roof is very solid and well engineered with the rounded shape.

Here's a video of where I'm at so far......

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Old 12-30-2015, 01:21 PM   #145
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well, now you've gone and done it. Made up my mind to raise the roof. Great job, great ideas and looks like great help. Keep up the good work.
Super awesome you're going to raise the roof. I look forward to seeing what and how you do it!!
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:58 PM   #146
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Once you've welded in all your angle-iron-rivet-backing-bracket-super-friends to your verticals, that you clean them really well and get some paint in there. I'd suggest a cold galvanizing paint, which will help keep down the corrosion. Get it good and thick in there, between the nested square tubing and angle iron bits.



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Thanks for all the great comments guys!!

I've been working my tail feathers off getting my house remodeled and sold so have been MIA from this site for quite some time. I'm hoping to keep up with my progress here a bit better in the future. You can always check out and subscribe to my youtube channel for more up to date videos of my progress.

mrblah.....What I found in raising the roof was that if you measured the front and back....The middle was the same measurement. It actually didn't sag even a 1/16 of an in inch. The roof is very solid and well engineered with the rounded shape.

Here's a video of where I'm at so far......

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Old 12-31-2015, 03:09 PM   #147
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Once you've welded in all your angle-iron-rivet-backing-bracket-super-friends to your verticals, that you clean them really well and get some paint in there. I'd suggest a cold galvanizing paint, which will help keep down the corrosion. Get it good and thick in there, between the nested square tubing and angle iron bits.
Thanks for the tip, I was thinking of using por15.... But I'll definitely look into the cold galvanizing paint.
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Old 04-29-2016, 02:26 PM   #148
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Well.... The many lifestyle and living changes I've made recently should allow me to get back to work on this project and hit it hot and heavy!! Here's a quick update on where I'm at now.....Getting real close to getting the new skins put in place. https://youtu.be/UaRcvap8KEE
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:01 PM   #149
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Good to see you're posting videos again! I like the template you made for drilling your rivet holes. When start hanging sheets, it will be fun to see all the holes drilled for the rivets.

Have you acquired sheet metal yet? If I could go back I would have tried to get eletrogalv sheet instead of just plain cold roll sheets.


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Old 04-29-2016, 11:11 PM   #150
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Good to see you're posting videos again! I like the template you made for drilling your rivet holes. When start hanging sheets, it will be fun to see all the holes drilled for the rivets.

Have you acquired sheet metal yet? If I could go back I would have tried to get eletrogalv sheet instead of just plain cold roll sheets.
Galv-anneal is another name for it.
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