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Old 02-01-2015, 08:11 PM   #1
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productive weekend

She made it back the 200 mile trip ,like a champ. Parked it, and busted out the cut off wheel. Spent about 3 hours the first night, and close for 4 hours today. Fully gutted and ready to start. Super stoked!!!
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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I'd say. Looks like a totally rust free bus too. Jack
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:20 AM   #3
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nice, I wish we were neighbors. I got the bus last Wednesday and we are at the exact same state. We were probably pulling on a crow bar at teh same time! http://www.skoolie.net/forums/showth...9053#post99053

Yes. Lucky you... rust free.

BTW, where are you getting your water/waste tanks? These seem to be the most difficult for me.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:53 PM   #4
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Ebay seems to be the cheapest tanks for what i need.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:31 PM   #5
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roof raise question

im thinkin im gonna raise the roof on this short bus. whats the best material and gauge to reskin the outside in?
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:23 PM   #6
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My two cents...A good rule of thumb is to stay close to what is already on the bus. A number of buses use proprietary sheetmetal that is actually about 15 gauge...but only 14 or 16 are avail "over the counter". Mike what you have as a starting point and go from there.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:50 PM   #7
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I'd go 16. 14 is some really heavy stuff to put up high.
Especially raising a roof, and thus the center of gravity.
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:02 PM   #8
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Roofs been raised

So during the week i de riveted and removed the outer skin. saturday a buddy and I build a frame on the inside, incase anything when south. Busted out the plasma cutter witch made quick work of it. Went back and fourth with a farm jack to lift the frame. Welded in a few temp supports, and called it a night by 9. Plan on finishing the whole process by next sunday.
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:07 PM   #9
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Nice.

We don't see to many fellow skoolies raising shorty roofs.

It's sure nice to see so many people taking on the roof raise challenge. It really makes a difference in the small space.

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Old 02-15-2015, 03:49 PM   #10
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Lookin' Good! --- It was a farm jack I used to raise my 40' BB. Worked great. And using temp supports really helps keep things on the square. Keep up the good work...and the pix.
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