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Old 07-23-2017, 11:53 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
as far as level.. I think having it level, at least a whole axle makes sense fro ma body flex point of view.. and for sure if its going to get a roof-raise.

That's my concern, Chris. Wouldn't it make things difficult further along in my construction phase?

Thank you very much for the offer, but I'm in Tampa until Wednesday.

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Old 07-23-2017, 02:36 PM   #22
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There must be a couple of old 747's parked down there that carried the Shuttle. Maybe you could rent one and put the bus up top.
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Old 07-23-2017, 03:37 PM   #23
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I've always cut scrap 2x12 into different lengths... Then screwed them together, longest on bottom to shortest on top.

Say for 3 high, I use 30", 24", and 20" for the front footprint, and double side by side for the back footprint... Then I use my handy dandy dial level from harbor freight. Sometimes I don't need to rest on the top board, but somewhere in between. Air brakes help with that!

But, I also have an obsession with gathering scrap wood wherever I can.

And if soil is very impressionable, I cross another 2x12 at 90 to make a platform
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:29 PM   #24
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I leveled mine with a single 20-ton Chinese jack and 2 x 12 cribbing. Now have it on concrete but did the same routine minus the cribbing.

And really need to start at level for nearly all the build out.
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:31 PM   #25
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You could just let the air out of the tires on the high side. But not for to long you do not want an out of round tire.
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