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Old 10-07-2019, 09:15 AM   #1
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Roof raise on a conventional bus?

Hey alls..


Been searching a bit as I'm considering a roof raise on my '93 IH (Ward body) but I don't see many conventional buses with roof raises. The majority I've seen are flat nose.


Anyone have any good examples of conventional bus roof raises?


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Old 10-07-2019, 09:20 AM   #2
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Hey alls..


Been searching a bit as I'm considering a roof raise on my '93 IH (Ward body) but I don't see many conventional buses with roof raises. The majority I've seen are flat nose.


Anyone have any good examples of conventional bus roof raises?


Thanks
Ward is a good one to raise. I did a 92 Ward Senator. Mine was a FE but raising the roof is the same.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:41 AM   #3
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Hey alls..


Been searching a bit as I'm considering a roof raise on my '93 IH (Ward body) but I don't see many conventional buses with roof raises. The majority I've seen are flat nose.


Anyone have any good examples of conventional bus roof raises?


Thanks
Here's a few pics I found (googled), hope this helps keep the inspiration juices flowing!
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Ward is a good one to raise. I did a 92 Ward Senator. Mine was a FE but raising the roof is the same.

Anything to watch out for on them? Fairly straight forward? I've never done a roof raise but am not new to metal fab.
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Anything to watch out for on them? Fairly straight forward? I've never done a roof raise but am not new to metal fab.
If you've done metal fab you'll find roof raising is pretty darn easy. It sounds a lot more complicated than it is.

Get some channel made- there is no commercially produced tubing that will fit in the ribs, so you'll need inserts made. Make sure they're snug, don't use spacers.
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Anything to watch out for on them? Fairly straight forward? I've never done a roof raise but am not new to metal fab.
Keep in mind Thomas buses taper in as they rise from the bottom of the windows.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:23 PM   #7
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Keep in mind Thomas buses taper in as they rise from the bottom of the windows.
No worries there- its a Ward.
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No worries there- its a Ward.
Just FYI for others.
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