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Old 10-11-2020, 11:24 PM   #21
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Pretty slick! You guys have amazing ideas. Now If I can figure out how the heck I am going to lift up those 10' sheets of 18 gauge on the bus on my lonesome...
I'm thinking the same thing about my roof raise, I'm wondering about using those suction cups they use to carry glass panels around. As long as I can get the metal up to and behind the rub rail that they are going to sit behind I'd be golden.
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Old 10-11-2020, 11:31 PM   #22
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I can not remember who, but someone recently added sheets to his raise all by himself. Creative use of cargo straps and 4x4's. Hmmm ... I will post a link IF I can remember.
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:54 PM   #23
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Itís not through the floor. Itís through the C channel cross members.
I've been scratching my head on how to pull this one off. How do you get the nuts on the top of the all thread?

EDIT: Never mind, C channel goes to the forward or back. I was curious how people install this kind of thing in the c channel that turns up beneath the floor. The current plan is to hold off on sealing the floor until i finish my under bay storage so i can patch any new holes i need to make.
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Old 10-18-2020, 07:47 PM   #24
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I've been scratching my head on how to pull this one off. How do you get the nuts on the top of the all thread?

EDIT: Never mind, C channel goes to the forward or back. I was curious how people install this kind of thing in the c channel that turns up beneath the floor. The current plan is to hold off on sealing the floor until i finish my under bay storage so i can patch any new holes i need to make.
Yeah, buses differ. At first I was going to hang them from the floor pan, but I then decided that would not be strong enough. So look at your installation a bit and figure what might work. Ask around here if you need help.

One thing that Iíve figured out for sure (especially here!) is that thereís always more than one way to do something and the slower I am at figuring something out, the better the result.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:45 PM   #25
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So on YouTube is a couple BEadventure partners that is converting their bus. They are putting in their own underfloor storage which I think is a route I will most likely take. I have a steel supplier with really great prices and can weld. I figured I could get a decent amount of pass through storage for less than the stainless steel boxes I was looking at. Either way, I need to cut the sides open and still need to hang the boxes so this idea of pass through might be the way to go.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:55 PM   #26
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So on YouTube is a couple BEadventure partners that is converting their bus. They are putting in their own underfloor storage which I think is a route I will most likely take. I have a steel supplier with really great prices and can weld. I figured I could get a decent amount of pass through storage for less than the stainless steel boxes I was looking at. Either way, I need to cut the sides open and still need to hang the boxes so this idea of pass through might be the way to go.
I thought of making boxes, but then I thought about making proper doors so I got boxes. I thought about joining them together on the back with sheet metal. Iím still considering it.

Totally doable and cheaper if you weld.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:55 PM   #27
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This is a ways off for me, but I'm planning on using piano hinges (which are surprisingly cheap at a steel supply place near me, about $1 a foot) to hinge all the skirts on my bus, and then I'll get some brackets that bolt to the chassis rails to build whatever kind of underbody storage I need, without having to worry about how it looks from the outside.
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:30 PM   #28
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You mean to have the ENTIRE skirt hinged from front to back?
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:41 AM   #29
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You mean to have the ENTIRE skirt hinged from front to back?
Well, most of the skirt, yes. Mainly the sections on each side of the bus between the front and back wheels.
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Old 10-20-2020, 12:35 AM   #30
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That makes sense. I *thought* that might be the case, but was not sure. However, it sure would make working on the tank on our bus much easier!
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:28 AM   #31
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That makes sense. I *thought* that might be the case, but was not sure. However, it sure would make working on the tank on our bus much easier!
OMG would it ever (and I never use "OMG"!). The number of times I've scraped my back on that damn skirt getting under the bus is in quadruple digits. Making them hinged for that reason alone would be worth it.
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Old 10-20-2020, 10:44 AM   #32
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Old 10-20-2020, 11:40 AM   #33
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Well, most of the skirt, yes. Mainly the sections on each side of the bus between the front and back wheels.
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OMG would it ever (and I never use "OMG"!). The number of times I've scraped my back on that damn skirt getting under the bus is in quadruple digits. Making them hinged for that reason alone would be worth it.
I have been thinking about hinging the skirt on my Gillig as well, but when propped up could double as a sturdy outside table. It would end up about 15ft worth on the curb side, perfect for a camp table.
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