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Old 11-12-2015, 01:26 PM   #1
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A month ago I ran across a blog detailing a bus conversion which included a roof raise. At the time, I wasn't considering a roof raise, so I didn't pay too much attention.

Now I am planning a roof raise, and I would like to model it after this one blog I saw, but I cannot find it again. I have spent at least 8 hours over the past three days and still no luck. I have scoured google, google images, tiny home blogs, pinterest and every.

If anyone can help I would really appreciate it!

So here is what I remember:
-It was a blog or a website, it was not a forum post.
-It had fairly large pictures, and looked kinda recent.
-The bus roof was raised
-The side walls were framed a lot more like a conventional house, using 2x4s and plywood.
-They removed a few of the metal side supports to make room for some pretty wide windows
-The roof was attached to the wooden frame using "lag screws" or "lag bolts"


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Old 11-12-2015, 01:51 PM   #2
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Sounds like one of the worst ways of doing a roof raise and walls.

I would look at some of the better ones here on skoolie.net.

The one you speak of sounds like a total fail.

Here are some of the better roof raises.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/ti...tml#post128777

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/the-four-season-prime-10138.htm

This guy did his the hard way but did a good job.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...-bus-9394.html

Insulation done right.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/ar...rust-8870.html

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Old 11-12-2015, 01:58 PM   #3
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sounds like a housetruck almost, where you use the front and build the back just like a house, some very cool and artistic examples around, more "gypsy""nomad" like
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:03 PM   #4
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Oh, man, is this the one you're looking for?



I wouldnae do it, mate!

Obviously they're deadheads, and I dig that...
I got all my bus inspiration on deadlot, but I wouldn't replicate most of what I saw.
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That is a perfect example of what not to do.

Down right scary.

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Old 11-12-2015, 02:24 PM   #6
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EastCoastCB, I did run across this photo earlier today, and I almost posted it because it was kinda similar, but no, that's not it. But thank you for looking!
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If I remember correctly, the roof still had a lot of welded metal wall supports, they were not all removed. I think the wall ribs were cut, the roof was raised, the wall ribs were reinforced with metal and welded, then sandwiched between two by fours. The interior and exterior walls were screwed into the wood, not into the metal ribs.

So the wood framing supported the walls more than the roof.
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Oh, ok 10-4
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