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Old 01-24-2019, 02:53 PM   #1
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And so it begins!

Ive been reading post on this site and watching Youtube videos of conversions for a couple months now. Found a 1992 Thomas 40 ft diesel pusher with a mechanical 8.3 Cummins, with 159,000 miles. Will start with a roof raise and entry door relocation to somewhere south of the front wheels as the wife wants a seat right up front like a traditional RV. The rest is a blank canvas and will unfold as we go. Wish me luck!
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:43 PM   #2
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Whats the plan for the roof raise?
Seems LOTS of folks buy a Thomas to do a raise on. That's fine but they're a lot tougher to make look good due to the 6 degree slope.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:01 PM   #3
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Did they have the taper in '92? That one at least "looks" square.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:04 PM   #4
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Did they have the taper in '92? That one at least "looks" square.
Yup, the only taper is on the back.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:12 PM   #5
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Did they have the taper in '92? That one at least "looks" square.
Yeah its tapered.
This is a 92'


My friend's 91 is tapered.
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:34 AM   #6
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nice looking rig, love the ambition for fab

Also digging the name
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:17 AM   #7
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Yeah its tapered.
This is a 92'


My friend's 91 is tapered.
Is it a flat nose?
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Is it a flat nose?
Yeah man.
Its a Thomas thing.
Blow up the pic of OP's bus and its there.
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:17 AM   #9
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Yes it is a flat nose
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:31 AM   #10
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If you follow Wes from Transcend Existance, he recently did a raise for someone in San Francisco that is almost exactly what I want. About 20 inch raise starting directly behind the front roof transition cone.
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