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Old 07-06-2017, 01:43 PM   #21
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I think so.. Im always misplacing or destroying vice grips anyway.. its why I buy them in 3 packs at HF...

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You and your vice grips (and crescent wrench) sure saved the day, man!
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:46 PM   #22
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that was fun day... alas why I think elliot should have all the people availabe in an area around a roof raising.. sure theres work to be done but the social and learning aspect of it was the tops!
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:49 PM   #23
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At LEAST someone to film the madness!
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:41 PM   #24
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"Many hands make light work"

I don't know how practical it would be but I kind of like the idea of pulling together a "crew" and hitting these roof raises with 5-6 people traveling the country.

I can day dream.....
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:22 PM   #25
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I'd love to, at least, hold the lights, tools, and/or beverages, for a raise in or around Houston area. Hell, I bet I can even turn a screw or two, and I know I can used some power tools. Don't plan on doing one my future ride, but always enjoy trying to learn something, and visiting good folks. July and August wouldn't be my 1st choice, but if that's what it takes, I'm in.
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:52 PM   #26
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:53 PM   #27
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Ok..... I know you must be close because I saw a pic of your bus at Dick's....
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:14 PM   #28
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I am in Granite Falls. Headed for Everett Mall right now...
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:19 PM   #29
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ECCB - how many were there at your raising that day? 6 or 7? seemed like the perfect number.. you had dave calling the shots on what to turn and weld and the rest of us as helping hands.. and you calling how far up you wanted to go and making sure everyone was in sync. it seemed like the combo worked well.. if you only have 2 or 3 it can be done but would take a lot longer and no one to hold things at times a couple sets of hands were needed to weld those bars in.

plus your prep work ahead of time having the metal pieces made rather than having to fab them all as the roof was raised. and dave with you scheming out the plan..

of course if you assemble a travelling team part of it could be having parts made and prep work done before the team arrived.. ie the bus should be stripped on the inside, outside, all windows removed, etc before the team would arrive as thats things the owners can do ahead.

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Old 07-07-2017, 10:02 PM   #30
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ECCB - how many were there at your raising that day? 6 or 7? seemed like the perfect number.. you had dave calling the shots on what to turn and weld and the rest of us as helping hands.. and you calling how far up you wanted to go and making sure everyone was in sync. it seemed like the combo worked well.. if you only have 2 or 3 it can be done but would take a lot longer and no one to hold things at times a couple sets of hands were needed to weld those bars in.

plus your prep work ahead of time having the metal pieces made rather than having to fab them all as the roof was raised. and dave with you scheming out the plan..

of course if you assemble a travelling team part of it could be having parts made and prep work done before the team arrived.. ie the bus should be stripped on the inside, outside, all windows removed, etc before the team would arrive as thats things the owners can do ahead.

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That all makes good sense. When do we start?
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:27 PM   #31
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I'm down for it. I'm most of the way there to having a bus that can build a bus, and my roof raise went smooth as butter.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:03 AM   #32
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Quickly.... There will be no roof-raising tour by me.
A nice idea, but not realistic.
More later... as I am still unpacking from Burning Man -- three buses and two trailers full.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:50 AM   #33
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I'm still working on that too...And finding a place to unpack it all. You don't want a 13' long plesiosaur head do you?
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:27 AM   #34
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roof raise party

I have plans to do mine next August on small farm with camping space for help buffalo NY and would be willing to meet and help any one else in NE
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:45 PM   #35
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There is. You're there now.

I got help from forum members and friends. If I can raise a roof any of you can!
Its WAY easier than it sounds. But yeah, hard to do alone. Not impossible, but I couldn't do one without some help.
I'd be glad to help out anyone in FL with a bus and a place to keep it.
EastCoastCB-I traded my boat for a 1974 Prevost Prestige a couple of months ago. It's in Geneva/Sanford, FL right now. I bought it from a mechanic and he's letting me work on it at his shop for the next few months. It's a big project and I'm a little overwhelmed at the moment. However, raising the roof is one of the many things I want to do. I would be happy to pay for your help!
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:00 PM   #36
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Any one in or near houston willing to do this? Really want my roof raised
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