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Old 05-02-2018, 03:45 PM   #21
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Thanks for the suggestion.

I was considering buying 1/2" angle. I like your idea better.
TRUST ME on this one, man- even 1/8' angle is way too thick and heavy to deal with even for filling modest gaps.


It was all I could get in the time-frame I was working with, and its ok... But it is a lot harder to drill and will require longer grip range rivets due to the increased thickness.

I wish I'd had time to have some little 14ga pices made to mimic this-




Make sure you give them a rib piece to test fit with, or have them make a couple to test fit yourself before having a whole batch made.

Cant wait to see all this !!!!

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Old 05-02-2018, 04:19 PM   #22
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Cant wait to see all this !!!!
Me too.... I think....

Naahhh... It is all going to go perfectly.
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:57 PM   #23
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have you met Chris Caton on facebook? i think he is making some roof raise kits with the channels prefabbed. worth looking into if you don't want to mess with that yourself.

https://www.facebook.com/FabLabCusto...10211682625195
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:09 PM   #24
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have you met Chris Caton on facebook? i think he is making some roof raise kits with the channels prefabbed. worth looking into if you don't want to mess with that yourself.

https://www.facebook.com/FabLabCusto...10211682625195
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Thanks for the suggestion. I would reach out to him but I have already had channel made by a local shop. I am picking them up in the morning.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:59 PM   #25
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have you met Chris Caton on facebook? i think he is making some roof raise kits with the channels prefabbed. worth looking into if you don't want to mess with that yourself.

https://www.facebook.com/FabLabCusto...10211682625195
Interesting.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:15 PM   #26
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Interesting.
You've had them made, is that price reasonable? Doesn't seem like a bad deal to me.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:28 PM   #27
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You've had them made, is that price reasonable? Doesn't seem like a bad deal to me.
I didn't see a price. Mine were free but I think PNW steve paid $10 each without the hat part.
How much is he asking?
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:49 PM   #28
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I didn't see a price. Mine were free but I think PNW steve paid $10 each without the hat part.
How much is he asking?
The kit is $300 for as many as your bus needs in lengths up to 20" raise. Yours were free, where do I get my free set, or what is it going to cost me?
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:26 AM   #29
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Thing is- depending on how you raise it, actual hat channel can be a problem. The flanges on the new hat extensions have to line up with the old hat or it won't be flush.

My step-dad made mine in his off-time at work.
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