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Old 08-11-2009, 11:26 AM   #21
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Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout, Willis!!!! (Jonathan)

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I think this is the COOLEST way to raise the roof IMO.
Heres a front view with a different bus/semi roof combo... Wait till you see the flat front shorty I am doing...

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Old 08-11-2009, 12:36 PM   #22
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Re: Flat top raised roof...

GEE THANKS GUY'S BUT I BET YOU WONT GET THE DEAL I DID !!!!
I ONLY PAYED $20 FOR IT.
Well I'm just gathering parts right now but yes I want to raise my roof
cause I'm 6'2" the ceiling is 6'3" and my hair touches now and when i put
my boots on I go to 6'4" so you get the idea.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:02 PM   #23
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Re: Flat top raised roof...

What a great start you have there. With a little transition fabrication, that puppy will blend right in. Great looking project!

I'm watching this thread closely to see what you end up with. I'd love to do something similar to my bus... later... when I'm rich and famous... and have all the time in the world...

Can't wait to see what happens next...
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:27 PM   #24
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Is it made of fiberglass or metal?
I like the idea, will take a bit of work but I think it could be done...
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:00 PM   #25
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Any way you could take a photo of the entire profile of the front of the bus so we can see more of the look (nose to a few windows, top of semi cowling to tires)? Just wanted a better idea of the transition.

Even if you don't raise the roof using the cowling, you could still keep it as a wind break for anything you store on your roof.
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Even if you don't raise the roof using the cowling, you could still keep it as a wind break for anything you store on your roof.
Good point!
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:16 AM   #27
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http://stillwater.craigslist.org/cto/1306467549.html



ever wonder why this is an atypical schoolbus design?
its certainly easier to make

1. an arch is a stronger structure
2. an arch w/ aisle presents less frontal area (drag)

I would be interested in which coachwork company did this if anyone knows?
Huh...thats an interesting bus... never saw a flat top factory bus before. Maybe call em & ask them who did the coachwork just out of curiosity?!
Thanks for sharing... now you got me searching for more!

yea the strength factor is the reason for the arched roof plus hey, it might actually roll back onto it wheels if it tips over & survive it!
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Jonathan- You did a great job with the photo chop....and the next time I hear "you've got too much time on your hands"....I'm sending they your way

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Thanks, I appreciate it! Let me know if you have something in mind Smitty, I am willing to design anything anyone is interested in seeing - just let me know! I need to sharpen my skills some more, it has been a while since I was on adobe software... I enjoy it & what could be better than coming up with new ideas for buses??
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What a great start you have there. With a little transition fabrication, that puppy will blend right in. Great looking project!

I'm watching this thread closely to see what you end up with. I'd love to do something similar to my bus... later... when I'm rich and famous... and have all the time in the world...

Can't wait to see what happens next...

rich and famous what is that i want some

and it is fiberglass.
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I'm 6'2" the ceiling is 6'3" and my hair touches now and when i put my boots on I go to 6'4" so you get the idea.
I got a set of shears that'll fix that alot cheaper than raising the roof

Jonathan- You did a great job with the photo chop....and the next time I hear "you've got too much time on your hands"....I'm sending they your way

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