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Old 10-14-2018, 02:38 PM   #1
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Know anybody that could do a roof raise in NorCal

Hey there..

New to your Skoolie tribe. Considering a 97 international, 30 ft, for a mobile business.. toyed with other vehicle options that would offer 8 ft interior height.. but Iím attached to my original skoolie dream/concept.

Iíve watched tutorials, videos and read so many discussions about this that Iím going blind from staring at my phone, lol.

Anybody know anyone in the NorCal area that does roof raises on school busses? Any recommendations would be helpful... super tight budget... 😬

Thanks! Happy Sunday!
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:32 PM   #2
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Just about everyone here does their own. Really not that big a deal.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:04 PM   #3
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Just about everyone here does their own. Really not that big a deal.
Yeah... if I had welding experience, tools, and some men with muscles, I suppose it wouldn’t be..

Just a girl with a dream, needing some leads..��
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:29 PM   #4
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Add your location to your profile. There may well be some willing "helpers" nearby. Quite a few folks here have lent a hand to other Skoolies.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:38 PM   #5
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ideas on roof raising

How about a vocational education school? teaches welding and body shop repairs....... they get to learn on your bus, and you get a roof raise. Ask around, seems to me farm country, ought to be highschool shop classes.

Places that do street rod custom stuff.... more expensive.


Another way to look at it.. you should not have to pay storage fees or for a place to park it while the work is being done...

I have two trucks, a bus, and a ton of parts- literally two thousand pounds of parts, for the last four months being stored at no cost.... the shop that I hired to do the work is slow... bummer and good.

If you are anywhere near ship building... a ton of those guys could do this.... or places the build metal airplanes. there will be people that have the skills to do this sort of work.

a lot of us gear heads will help for free, but only if the person that is asking is right there with us all the time. You find the right folks and I bet you could get a qroup of five or six together and have a really sharp raise job. Only if you put in the effort too. I help others for free until they dont bother to help either, then I just say here you go, finish on your own.

Folks that put up metal storage buildings might be a place to look also.

I really hope this gives you ideas that you have not thought about.

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Old 10-15-2018, 02:15 AM   #6
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Thanks!! I’m new here, must have missed the option to customize my profile..

Thank you!!
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:20 AM   #7
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Those are great ideas, William..

I’m in the SF Bay Area, land of overpriced suburbia.. I’ve been interested in taking welding classes, even looked into them, but I’m in a time crunch to get this business started..

I’ve put it out there, but since I’m in the land of Apple and FB engineers, hard to find a guy that can change a tire faster than me, if they can at all, lol.

Again, appreciate your ideas, all good ones!!
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:25 AM   #8
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try these guys

Bones Fabrication ... they are not in your area. Camarillo

Put in writing what you want done. Keeps them from going overboard and adding expenses. Set time scale in writing, keeps them on track.


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