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Old 11-19-2018, 07:05 AM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 31
Year: 2003
Coachwork: Ford E450, Collins 20 Passenger
Engine: Ford 7.3L Powerstroke
Rated Cap: 14,500
Roof Deck

I've read through damn near all the roof deck threads. Like everyone, I want to do it cheaper but don't want to kill myself or anyone else by doing it poorly.

Any reason you can't just run galvanized pipe up the left and right side length of the bus, mounted into the ribs from the top of the bus? Maybe 1" pipe with fittings like this https://www.supplyhouse.com/Bluefin-...waAldxEALw_wcB

It would have to be just high enough to clear the curvature of the bus, however, I have a Collins 20 passenger with very minimal curve. I think the decking could be bolted with some type of U joint from under the pipe and up into the bottom of the board.

I figured this would have been done but I haven't found anything like it yet. Am I potentially missing some structural issues?

I attached a very rough image so hopefully it shows up.
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