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Old 01-24-2010, 08:37 PM   #31
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Can't wit to see what is next!!! You have been a cuttin fool...
How's this?
also got my original stairwell filled in with some scraps of metal from the inside walls.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:33 AM   #32
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Looks good! How'd you lift the roof?

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I will put all the picture in the gallery once it is working properly. Havent been able to add/edit anything in a week or so now. SO..here's a couple of the lift.
Only went 12" up, thats more than enough to clear the roll cage on our side by side.
I used 4 jacks and the post/guide design I seen somewhere on here.

I had to stop at the end of the jacks stroke and add blocks under it to keep going up.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:38 AM   #33
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Re: Toyhauler/camper project:

Up goes that roof!

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Old 01-25-2010, 12:54 PM   #34
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Nice work! How are you going to make the transition from the low part to the higher part of your raised roof?

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Old 01-25-2010, 12:58 PM   #35
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Nice work! How are you going to make the transition from the low part to the higher part of your raised roof?

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hard to explain but will look similar to this,
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:31 PM   #36
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Re: Toyhauler/camper project:

That makes sense...awhile back, there was some discussion about using the roof cap from an 18 wheeler. I've seen it used on a couple of the RAGBRAI buses to vent air around their roof racks with bikes and whatnot. There's some good pics in the gallery of what I mean.

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Old 02-20-2010, 09:45 PM   #37
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Well, the "cutting fool" was at it again today. My plasma cutter makes slicing things up too easy! with temps finally above OMG ITS FREAKING COLD! I was able to get alot accomplished.
I removed the seat rail on both sides, got the rest of the rear opened up, and got rid of the window brows. with the brows gone I think it will look alot cleaner and give me a small area to secure the new skin to.
tear down getting close to done, gonna have to start spending money to get building!
While under the bus today I noticed the left rear wheel full of gear oil... related to my first day experience I am sure.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:43 PM   #38
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Planning to skin the entire bus to make it smooooooooth. 20 ga is what I plan to use, $33 for a 4x10 sheet. 6 sheets per side is what it will take. I got it laid out so most of the seams will fall within a window/door/fender well area and the seem down the middle I can hide behind a pinstripe! I do plan on butting the pieces together so if I dont weld then I will have a backing strip and 2 rows of rivets and that takes away from the smoothness!
for todays progress.......
Chevy Silverado steering wheel from todays swap meet $6
Dash removal
rest of round corners in rear gone, gonna extend and square off the rear to the end of the floor
and wire wheeled the floor in prep for primer.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:31 PM   #39
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Re: Toyhauler/camper project:


Yeehah! You are really going to town, RamAir!

I think I know where you learned your roof-raising method.

Say, where do you live? I want those rub rails! You cut your window eyebrows off -- I would like to do that myself, but it is too late for me to make it look good without covering it up. So I'm thinking of covering with a rub rail.

Nice work -- keep it up!
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:47 PM   #40
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Yeehah! You are really going to town, RamAir!
yeah I tend to go overboard but I keep telling myself "I'm not building a watch" but I just keep going......
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I think I know where you learned your roof-raising method.
yeah I seen how you did yours and someone in the gallery did that type of setup also, I looked for some hi-lifter jacks to borrow but no one had those......
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Say, where do you live? I want those rub rails! You cut your window eyebrows off -- I would like to do that myself, but it is too late for me to make it look good without covering it up. So I'm thinking of covering with a rub rail.
Southeast Missouri, still want em?
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Nice work -- keep it up!
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