Last night I had the following idea, bear with me while I try and explain it. Typically roof decks either bolt straight into the roof or into the uprights between windows from what I've seen of most skoolie decks. Given there is no lateral steelwork or metal support beneath the windows in our shuttlebus I'm concerned about the point loads of a deck bolted into the roof and the load transfer of one bolted between the windows.
What I thought of last night was if we made cross members that followed the curve of the roof on the bottom and were flat on top and them bolted them through the steel that runs the length of the bus, it would theoretically spread the load of the deck and anything on it across the width of the bus roof and not just place it on the steel. I did a bad sketch to try and demonstrate what I mean.
In case the picture doesn't show up I added it to the album for the build.
What does everyone think?
Apart from the weight of the deck the load on it would never exceed 500lbs.