9 sheets of 4’x10′ 20 gauge sheet metal. They’re cheaper when you buy a bunch at once. Picture of the first sheet hung on the side. It’s just held with two rivets, but tucked under the proper roof parts for further fastening. To be honest, adding the sheet metal was pretty straight forward stuff. […]
Ready to rivet the last cap panels in after dinner. Making some endcaps. Very high tech, fence boards and vice grips. 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 […]
It’s a straightforward translation from high to low, but the patch for the corner gets a little strange shaped. I made a template with cardboard which is way more low tech and easy to do. The drawing below wasn’t something I actually used but illustrates the effort nicely. Blue tape lines “sketch” in the transition […]
I also stayed at a Holiday Inn Express one time. Here’s a detail of how I inserted the rectangular tubing into the existing body hoops. The technique was to have the rectangular tubing extend as much as possible into the old structure, then set the flat bar shims in flush to keep everything snug. Once […]
Got the roof jacked up. Lots of welding to do. If you want to visit, bring hot dogs we can cook them on the new metal. I think this view from the outside is pretty telling about how much taller a roof raise makes the bus. I think it looks great.
I built some roof jacks today. They are designed to be used in conjunction with a high cut on the column that the jack is attached to, and the next inner columns from the ones they’re attached to will have the reinforcement inserts attached to one side probably the lowers. Those will keep the whole […]
Electrical buttoned up. That looks better! There are so many empty terminals and breakers for goodies! I can’t wait to hook up a gps and rear view mirror, for example. I’m not sure what I will do with my two air solenoids yet. Also, since my control panel is greatly simplified, I may make a […]