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Old 02-28-2018, 08:11 PM   #11
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Steve I have a welder...just need to pick up some more gas and different wire. I have flux core in it right now. The inert gas welds are much prettier. I also have alot of other tools we may need. Would be nice to have a pneumatic rivet gun.

Let me know the timeline and we can get something going.

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Old 03-01-2018, 12:41 PM   #12
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Steve I have a welder...just need to pick up some more gas and different wire. I have flux core in it right now. The inert gas welds are much prettier. I also have alot of other tools we may need. Would be nice to have a pneumatic rivet gun.

Let me know the timeline and we can get something going.

Kent
I have a little welder also. Same circumstance. Loaded with an empty bottle and flux core.

I am going to be picking up a pneumatic rivet gun at HF.

Let's get together and look it over, drink a beer and make a plan!
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:41 PM   #13
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Let's get together and look it over, drink a beer and make a plan!

Sounds good to me. Ive got my brother in laws birthday party Saturday but am open for Sunday. I usually have F,S,S off. Im hoping that stays the same....I really like four day work weeks.
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:58 PM   #14
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I would be willing to help but I live in mid Missouri and it's a long drive to your crib. I am starting my third roof raise (1st of my own) in a couple of weeks. I'll be with you in spirit.
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:54 AM   #15
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Taking notes from this thread. Good luck!
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:44 AM   #16
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I would be willing to help but I live in mid Missouri and it's a long drive to your crib. I am starting my third roof raise (1st of my own) in a couple of weeks. I'll be with you in spirit.
Thanks Gdog,

I wish we were closer. I will stop and have a coldie when we pass through Missouri
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Well it is looking like we are going to wing it

I would prefer to raise the full length of the bus similar to what Elliott did on Millicent. Only I am thinking of 10"-12" not the 23" that Elliott did.

Unfortunately, I think that my fabrication skills, or lack thereof, may dictate a simpler approach like the "humpback" that I have seen on other builds.

I have searched for other build threads detailing with a full length raise but am only finding Elliott's.

Can you all point me to additional threads with the full length raise?

Another option that I am considering is to raise starting at the second bow and have the transition go from the front cap to the second bow. As opposed to the other humpbacks that transition from the second bow to the third.

What do you all think?

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Old 03-05-2018, 05:20 PM   #18
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Well it is looking like we are going to wing it

I would prefer to raise the full length of the bus similar to what Elliott did on Millicent. Only I am thinking of 10"-12" not the 23" that Elliott did.

Unfortunately, I think that my fabrication skills, or lack thereof, may dictate a simpler approach like the "humpback" that I have seen on other builds.

I have searched for other build threads detailing with a full length raise but am only finding Elliott's.

Can you all point me to additional threads with the full length raise?

Another option that I am considering is to raise starting at the second bow and have the transition go from the front cap to the second bow. As opposed to the other humpbacks that transition from the second bow to the third.

What do you all think?

Thanks.

S.

i've got it somewhat detailed on my build, and gave eastcoastcb some advice when he was doing his, so just follow my link on the bottom here.

OR - my two favorite, who do it beautifully, as well.

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

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...ence-9993.html
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:28 PM   #19
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i've got it somewhat detailed on my build, and gave eastcoastcb some advice when he was doing his, so just follow my link on the bottom here.

OR - my two favorite, who do it beautifully, as well.

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

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...ence-9993.html
Thanks Burlking,

Those are great examples of "humpback" roof raise.

Am on a quest for additional examples of full length roof raise's like Elliott did. Have you come across any?

Thanks again.

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Old 03-05-2018, 05:36 PM   #20
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I'm not convinced there is a great deal to be gained by raising it above the driver area, and it is much simpler to raise the roof just behind.

The transition is the only complicated bit, and those other threads will help you there.
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