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Old 06-14-2017, 06:33 PM   #1
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Shouldn't all skoolies have a porch?

Added a back porch with ladder to upper deck to the bus, helps with cleaning the solar panels. Also added a rack for the generator.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:39 PM   #2
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Looks good man !

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Old 06-14-2017, 07:10 PM   #3
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Thanks, I still have to add the counter levering canopy, it never ends. My mind just see something and my hand try to make it.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:58 PM   #4
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Did u fabricate those from scratch?

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Old 06-14-2017, 09:05 PM   #5
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Excellent! --- And yes...ALL Skoolies should have a back porch. Just wish mine had been as simple to construct (no big honkin' bumper to work with).
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:35 PM   #6
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No I had a local shop do it for me, I don't have a welder.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:50 PM   #7
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Just wish mine had been as simple to construct (no big honkin' bumper to work with).
Tango, I needed that big honkin bumper to hold this FAT boy up!
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:54 PM   #8
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What did the shop charge you to weld the brackets ?

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Old 06-14-2017, 11:11 PM   #9
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What did the shop charge you to weld the brackets ?

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I paid $400. For all the four brackets on the back bumper and the one for the generator. All angle iron is 3gage. The brackets on back measure 42" on top 12" next to the bumper and 36" for the bottom angle coming up. The front is 24" x 24" so the generator can sit on it, the side legs are 28" but I should had had them to be 30". The front bumper is a little bent which didn't help.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:40 PM   #10
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No can do on my beastie. The engine needs access. I do like the shelf for the genny. You mounted that on the front bumper, right? And the roof deck is really nice.
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