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Old 12-11-2020, 09:17 AM   #1
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2002 BB RE 8400 from Nova Scotia

Hey guys!

Picked up this bus last week and starting the demolition this weekend.

It has a 6'1" ceiling so I am going to be doing a roof raise, but only in the center part of the living space as well as over the shower. I got that work quoted at $1000 from a frabricator I know in town, materials included.

Included in the pictures are examples of the roof raise that I am doing as well as a floor plan.

Let me know what you guys think!! Really excited to finish this and move in!

https://imgur.com/a/dBPX7I2

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Old 12-11-2020, 05:32 PM   #2
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I love that roof raise idea! I considered this but I'm sneaking in just under the roof raise bar: short bus(length)- tall enough for me. Good luck!
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Sweet....The design and the price. My family is from Cape Breton. Keep us updated. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:02 AM   #4
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Hey TheRelishMan!

I'm also located in Halifax and just getting started on a bus conversion. Excited to find another one in my area! That roof raise looks great, is it completed now? Would love to check it out in person if you're down for a meet up!
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:45 AM   #5
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Yeah that sounds great! It is done now, although we have gotten a bit further and started our insulation so these pictueres are a but old. If you have any questions, let me know!

Here is the update pictures: Roof Raise https://imgur.com/gallery/zv8fo4e
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