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Old 12-22-2019, 08:17 PM   #21
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If you have a few friends it only takes like 5-10 mins.
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:15 PM   #22
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Roof raise was a success! Went up 14 1/2 inches, got all vertical supports bolted AND welded in. Next step (after Christmas) is to weld in the framing for door, windows, and the front transition, as well as angle metal for the skins to have somewhere to rivet. Hoping to do all that Thursday, then maybe Friday we can start skinning the sides. I did get a short time lapse video of the actual raise, if i can figure out how to post it here i will.
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:16 PM   #23
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Nice progress so far.

What are the specs on that sweet little Mustang? I wish I'd have kept both of those I've owned ('67 conv, '68 coupe).
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:47 PM   #24
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Nice progress so far.

What are the specs on that sweet little Mustang? I wish I'd have kept both of those I've owned ('67 conv, '68 coupe).
Ha! I wondered if anyone would notice the Mustang. Its not mine, the bus is at my Brother-in-law's house, i guess it was his dad's. Don't really know much about it other than it needs a lot of work.
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:42 AM   #25
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Got the new stairs framed in and the old ones closed off. Framed in a new storage box under old stairs. Still have another day of prep before sheet metal. Hoping my 30' x 50' tarp holds up with all the wind and rain today
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:45 AM   #26
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:42 PM   #27
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Last day of work on the bus for a couple months. Got all the side skins in place, still have to drill and install a lot more rivets. Was not able to get the roof transition pieces figured out just yet, so I'll have to address that in the spring.
Got the door installed, but didn't get to cut out window openings yet.
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Got the new stairs framed in and the old ones closed off. Framed in a new storage box under old stairs. Still have another day of prep before sheet metal. Hoping my 30' x 50' tarp holds up with all the wind and rain today
Nice work! Did you build that structure where it is, or did you assemble it outside and then install it in one piece? I've done both of my recessed floor boxes outside and then installed them whole, but I'm wondering if it would have been easier to just build them in place.
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:57 PM   #29
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Nice work! Did you build that structure where it is, or did you assemble it outside and then install it in one piece? I've done both of my recessed floor boxes outside and then installed them whole, but I'm wondering if it would have been easier to just build them in place.
Both were "stick framed" in place, cut and welded one piece at a time. The new stairs I framed into an existing underbody storage box.
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