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Old 08-15-2014, 02:06 PM   #61
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Sweet.....mom...hotdogs and beer would be good

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Old 08-15-2014, 11:26 PM   #62
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Well, I'm no rocket surgeon.


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stop the scientific crap and just cut it loose

be safe, looks good!!!!!
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:29 PM   #63
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Blue tape lines are uh...sketched in. Middle spar is installed.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:50 PM   #64
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Got the corners skinned. I think that is the hardest part of the sheet metal work. The rear should be comparatively easy, since its just an arch piece to fill the gap.

I am using 20 gauge on the roof, since that's what bluebird used too.

The center section is cut and fitted, just stopping for a little break.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:01 PM   #65
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I'm very impressed with the work on those corner caps. They look terrific!
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:56 AM   #66
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Sorry no outside pix with all the transition panels, it got dark.
It was a challenge to weld up that high. I ended up balancing the welder on a cooler on the dash, and running the lead out through one of the old upper flasher light holes.



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Old 08-18-2014, 12:58 AM   #67
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Thank you for the feedback. I wasn't sure at first how much deconstruction needed to happen before adding the caps. It turns out I removed that whole section of the roof except for a 2" strip to weld to. If someone was crazy enough to do so they could chisel all the rivets off and pull that whole transition cap. I tried to be faithful as possible with what I am capable of to the way the bus is constructed.



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Old 08-18-2014, 05:09 AM   #68
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LOOKS GREAT!
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:49 PM   #69
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Got the bits seam sealed and riveted. Now I need to get the rear cap done. Pretty sure that's just a bunch of rivets, sheet metal, and sealer so we'll see.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:20 PM   #70
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Nice work!!!! Sorry I didn't see your post about helpers sooner, were in Tacoma.... Holler if anything else comes up..
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:21 AM   #71
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If you need holding tanks or toilets I have several spares, whats your address so I can
stop in and see it some time maybe give some hints or advice.
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Old 08-22-2014, 02:50 AM   #72
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I'll be working on it this weekend. I haven't had a lot of time this week to make progress. I think I've found the solution to the rear end cap and how to make it complete again - I've cut the strangely shaped arc corner pieces to mate up and form the corner.

It's also possible I may be picking up the sheet metal for the sides, not sure yet. I basically need approximately 70 linear feet of 20 gauge sheet metal, that's a lot of steel!


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Old 08-22-2014, 01:29 PM   #73
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Roof is looking GREAT!
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:27 PM   #74
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Sides will be installed...sooooon.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #75
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That looks real. I'm envious! Roof is looking great!
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:09 PM   #76
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Ready to rivet the last cap panels in after dinner.
There is still a lot of trim work to make it all look proper, so don't worry!
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:19 PM   #77
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Lmk if you need something riveted!

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Old 08-24-2014, 01:04 AM   #78
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Making some endcaps. Very high tech, fence boards and vice grips.

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Old 08-24-2014, 11:46 PM   #79
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Here is the outside of the endcap as it is mostly done. It seems to take a long time, but really I have only worked on it a few hours here and there.

Left curved side is fixed with vhb tape and is ready for rivets right side is sort of flapping in the breeze before I pinned it into location.

Second photo shows what the interior looks like.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:52 PM   #80
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wow looking good there
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