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Old 11-06-2018, 11:15 AM   #51
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:28 PM   #52
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Nice work Tango, yes I made a spare Stainless tire rack under Elfie also. Under Dory that would not work so it has to go on the roof.


Wow , that is an impressive amount of sudden post activity on an otherwise slow and boring Dory thread .



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Old 11-06-2018, 12:38 PM   #53
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Wow , that is an impressive amount of sudden post activity on an otherwise slow and boring Dory thread .

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You can blame me; work is slow and boring.


P.S. You still haven't answered how the hell you get a bus wheel and tire on the roof of a Civic much less 10+ feet on a bus.
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Old 11-06-2018, 01:41 PM   #54
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Well , that is why I threw it out there. I was going to build a hoist on top of the roof but I am sure that buses in south America , India , Africa have tires on the roof. Hoping someone had suggestions.


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Old 11-06-2018, 02:06 PM   #55
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Well , that is why I threw it out there. I was going to build a hoist on top of the roof
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Oh did I miss that in the grammar? I read it as the tire is already on the roof; not is going on the roof.

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but I am sure that buses in south America , India , Africa have tires on the roof.
They have some skinny dude that weighs less than the tire hustle it up there.

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So, how about this? The linked one won't do but it was the first hit I got for dumbwaiter.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ALQCILGK&psc=1

I was thinking of something railed. Two of the above in parallel with a platform between them. Then you could have the tire standing up. What's the back of your bus look like? Is there any reason it has to go on the roof? Can you "hang" in on the back somewhere above the engine cover?
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:20 PM   #56
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The other thing I thought of is a kayak roof rack. Motorize it so you aren't doing the lifting.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1


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Thanks BB. I will take a look at it.
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Old 11-10-2018, 05:40 PM   #58
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Dory awning

It is way to cold to enjoy working outside but stuff has to happen.


Got a pretty nice awning a while ago from the scrap yard. Because the arms would be in the natural walking way if I started it behind the front doors.
Also the sun would add heat in our "mudroom"


The problem is that the side mirror sticks out to the front and is mounted on the A frame pillar, ( if a bus has something like that ??). So made an aluminum plate that would relocate the mirror 3 " to the rear. And that would fre eup space for the awning arm mounts.
I wanted to have the arms as flush against the exterior as possible so we modified the mounting pads.






What is nice that the without swinging the mirror around the awning can nor open, an extra security i hope against "awnings going wild"





Will see if it works out. For the rear awning arm I will need to make plates as well to get it properly fastened.
Mounted the original rail on the roof but i still have to add a lot of screws to make it sturdy.


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Old 11-11-2018, 02:01 PM   #59
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Dory nailer for planking

Had company and help of our youngest with installing the nailers against the ceiling brackets.







The little space behind the braces is going to be the duct for the Driver AC cooling. I will have to install an separate fan for pushing the hot or cold air thru.Fortunate I have a dedicated heater for defrost and foot heating.
Back on the roof, I need to install the solar racks

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Old 11-11-2018, 08:43 PM   #60
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It was a pretty good weekend, Finally got the reinforcement / solar rails on the bus.
My one big sheet of aluminum roof is glued with double sided tape to frame. Some of the glue let go in an area above the rear wheels because of high bending and twisting stresses and may sun , or just old age,.. 410000 miles .


To redo it with cleaning the old stuff and putting sicaflex back in is a big job. To help the glue I wanted to put a strip on the roof and then screw with many screws or rivets so that this is unlikely to happen again.


That is where my L profile 4'x 2" comes in.





Did not finish it but I am happy that the 20 ft long pieces are out of the yard. A couple of more fasteners and then I can put the next series of 4 panels on.


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