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Old 06-12-2012, 08:33 PM   #111
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Hey trunt, there are crossbraces welded in with the roof metal riveted to them, but the roof metal is one piece from side to side. The braces are @ 2' apart, maybe alittle more. It would be excellent for a trolly top, thats what got me thinking about it, that and the whole skylight idea.
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I want do the top pretty bad, but it is super far down the priority list for our trip, especially with the stunning lack of progress I'm making.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #112
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Hey are you making fun of me.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:17 PM   #113
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Allen, I tried to post just a few ago but it didn't work so here goes again.

Thanks for the roof pics. It looks like the newer Superior bodies used bows from side to side and perhaps even all the way to the floor. Either would be better than the earlier style. I'll post a couple of pics tommorrow so you can see how the old Superiors were constructed--it may get you thinking about the trolly top again as a future project. Like I said, my bus is so short that I don't have much choice other than a trolley top. I can't raise the entire roof because it won't fit in my garage and the trolley can be a pop up. Jack
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:48 PM   #114
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FINALLY!! got that whole photobucket figured out. only took 6 or 7 tries to get what I wanted.

yankeflyer- most certainly NOT making fun of you, unless thinking so would make you feel better, then, HECK YEA!

keith- we're planning to go see all the relatives (mine and hers) that like us and we haven't been able to see.
goona go to new york, then to ohio, then on across the top part of the country (my favorite route), I-90 with stops in south dakota, yellowstone,and glacier. from there we go to spokane, then portland . after portland, its down the pacific coast highway (suzy's favorite) to los angeles. then we'll hook a left and come home across the southern route- az, nevada, new mexico,texas,louisianna,mississippi,alabama, and finally home. just can't wait for my 5yr old to see this great country
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:54 PM   #115
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It looks like the newer Superior bodies used bows from side to side and perhaps even all the way to the floor.
the bows don't go to the floor, they stop above the windows and attach to a top plate of sorts
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:00 AM   #116
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Just kidding - thats a lot of miles, be sure to see Mt Rushmore.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #117
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good luck on I 90 i broke two trailer springs on that dam road,just out side of Walls SD .so i had to block up the trailer and drag it to ripit city to get the springs,every mile there was a calvert under the road.so at the calverts the road rise up and back down,and has far as new york.i use to have to deliver there and hate that place.iam from baltimore,md.so now day i won't go above Northern va...mount rushmore is nice and so is crazy hores,,we stayed down in custer SD below custer state park.and that the best place to stay..we are going back out there,maybe this yr in aug.make sure u eat so buffio burgers dam good

so what kind of parts do u need for that old war wagon ?? seats windows tanks. side doors(compartment doors )inverter i have all this exter from my build
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Hey Allen, I'm back on that trolley roof thing again. As you can see my old Superior was just meant to be a trolley. It will also get rid of the rusty part of the roof. Jack







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good luck on I 90 i broke two trailer springs on that dam road,just out side of Walls SD
I've I-90 to Spokane 5 times now and find that if you have time to dally some, South Dakota is a hokey good time, like turning back the hands of time, the billboards are just awesome, "SEE THE 10,000 LB PRAIRIE DOG!!!!" for 4 hrs. Well, let me tell ya, its 10,000 lbs all right.......10,000 lbs of concrete.
the corn palace, wall drug, then the badlands, then on into the blackhills.. South Dakota is awesome.

As far as what I need, thats a long list, better to tell what I have first;
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the door will be a toilet wall, haven't decide on which sink, the counter is in great shape
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one of these will be the table
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got this third row suburban seat and a split one as well for the dinette seats

also have the blue drums for my tanks,but would love to have a square tank for potable.
I'm always looking for stuff, we'll have to get together when I get time to break away
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:15 PM   #120
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Hey Allen, I'm back on that trolley roof thing again. As you can see my old Superior was just meant to be a trolley. It will also get rid of the rusty part of the roof. Jack
I see what you mean! That thing is just begging for it, isn't it. Have you settled on a design yet? Gotta say that with the whole art deco design of the '30s, a trolley top could be the coolest thing, especially if it sort of sloped up from the roof in frontto stayin keeping with the aerodynamic styling
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