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Offline demon

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #100 on: May 16, 2017, 05:03 PM »
Yes its a 61 westfalia so23. all original everything ! still has tubes in the tires! It sits in my showroom . If i ever hit the lotto I will drive it to alaska! would be epic! If i dont win this is my retirement. I actually have 2 Buses. the other is my daily driver thats a rat rod ,slammed on a hydraulic suspension i designed that twist the torsion springs in the center so when its up it rides on the stock springs. It has corvette disc brake calipers all around and rack and pinion steering. drives awesome and is so much fun. Every time i stop I get to talk to people.

Offline demon

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #101 on: May 16, 2017, 05:08 PM »
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Offline demon

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #102 on: May 16, 2017, 05:09 PM »
westy

Offline TerryH

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #103 on: May 16, 2017, 05:12 PM »
Careful! Mike will drool when he sees these photos!

Offline demon

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #104 on: May 16, 2017, 05:17 PM »
and heres my daily ride. It was on the cover of Ultra VWs magazine with a poster of it inside and a whole article about it. pretty awesome!

Offline demon

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #105 on: May 16, 2017, 05:21 PM »
Resorcinol  MMMMMMmmmmm good!  Holds boats and planes together.


http://www.diy-wood-boat.com/Glue.html#PVA


I don't know if you stated, but how tall is the roof joist at its thickest point?  I'm curious as to how thick the ceiling is on those.


well the original was flat and was 1 1/8" thick. mine will be 1 1/8 thick at the edges and 3/4 thicker in the middle ....well thats the plan. that way it has a curve for rain to run off. but i dont want a big curve across the top. I want it to look pretty stock. So in the middle of my roof it will be 1 7/8" thick


Offline Rickf1985

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #106 on: May 16, 2017, 06:27 PM »
MIKE! ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We HAVE to go see these things!!!! :)ThmbUp :)ThmbUp :)ThmbUp :)ThmbUp :)ThmbUp

Offline stanDman

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #107 on: May 16, 2017, 06:38 PM »
ya they are awesome

Offline demon

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #108 on: May 16, 2017, 06:45 PM »
I have plans for the winnebago too. I might make some people upset so I Really didnt say anything but it will definatly be a show stopper 

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #109 on: May 16, 2017, 06:55 PM »
Hey, it is yours to do with as you please. There is absolutely no value to be gained in keeping these all original so get creative and you better have pictures! ;)

Offline stanDman

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #110 on: May 17, 2017, 05:45 AM »
creativity is the name of the game

Offline demon

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #111 on: May 17, 2017, 04:49 PM »
awesome! Ive wanted to do this for a long time. The Winnebago was free and probably would have ended up crushed anyway but this is gonna be so cool!


Offline Rickf1985

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #112 on: May 17, 2017, 05:12 PM »
There is already a guy on here building a bagged winnie and one who built a totally modern one WITH a slide out out of an old eyebrow. The sky is the limit.

Offline CapnDirk

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2017, 05:14 PM »
I can see it now, the levers next to the seat aren't going to be the leveling system but rather the suspension and the Winnie will be hopping up and down like a 64 Impala at a Santa Cruise car show.   :)clap   :)rotflmao


Nice choice on the profile for the joists Demon, I had no idea those roofs were that thin.  You'll gain some strength there to.
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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #114 on: May 17, 2017, 05:18 PM »

Offline demon

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #115 on: May 17, 2017, 07:23 PM »
yes love that bagged winni. Mine wont have bags but will have hydraulics but wont be hopping like a 64 Impala! Hydros are so much better than air on so many levels . it will all be a 12 volt system and will ride super smooth. I want to leave the outside pretty much as is. love the colors that it is already. but i have a few things I want to do there. The inside will be totally gutted but im rebuilding a rv interior with shower, bathroom ,generator,etc but want to do some steam punk themes with exposed plumbing and lots of metal ....who knows ! I just need to start ! If everything works out I really want a cummins in it and a 5 speed manual. would make an awesome tow vehicle for my shop! well see.

Offline CapnDirk

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #116 on: May 18, 2017, 10:31 AM »
Might want to consider what to do for a shower.  A lot easier to load in a shower stall with the roof open.  In fact I think a lot of the manufacturers load in the big stuff like that.
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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #117 on: May 18, 2017, 10:37 AM »
yes love that bagged winni. Mine wont have bags but will have hydraulics but wont be hopping like a 64 Impala! Hydros are so much better than air on so many levels . it will all be a 12 volt system and will ride super smooth. I want to leave the outside pretty much as is. love the colors that it is already. but i have a few things I want to do there. The inside will be totally gutted but im rebuilding a rv interior with shower, bathroom ,generator,etc but want to do some steam punk themes with exposed plumbing and lots of metal ....who knows ! I just need to start ! If everything works out I really want a cummins in it and a 5 speed manual. would make an awesome tow vehicle for my shop! well see.

I like it already. The steam punk, eh, but the rest of it, yea.

Offline demon

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #118 on: May 19, 2017, 08:28 PM »
got the first rafter cut with the curve , glued together , and then used it to router the other boards the same. i only did half of them and then glued them to the ones i didnt trim yet . tomorrow i will just router them down the same and there done. What a pain!!!!!!should have just made it out of metal! So far Ive learned I hate wood! Anyway its looking good! I just picked up an onan generator for 100 bucks tonight. It just popped up for sale. not that im ready for it but thought that was to good of a deal to pass.

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #119 on: May 20, 2017, 05:28 AM »
lookin good/I hate workin with wood too!  :(

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #120 on: May 20, 2017, 07:23 AM »
Disassembled your tubing bender for weights I see. I am also a metal man but I like to work with wood, don't get burned as often. I wish I had learned more from my brother in law before his untimely death at 54 from lung cancer. He was a master carpenter and cabinet maker. And he was a perfectionist, it had to be perfect or it got done over. I love the look of natural, unpainted wood. Think 40's-50's Chris Craft boats.

Offline demon

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #121 on: May 20, 2017, 09:35 AM »
yea man ! im a perfectionist to. i think thats why working with all this bowed wood and little imperfections bothers me. it wont be seen but... I have tubing dies from 3/4" all the way to 2" and everything in between so just grabbed them and anything else i could find small and heavy!!


Offline demon

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #122 on: May 20, 2017, 03:44 PM »
all done with these! already! :D :D . got the wood for the ceiling and some of that poplar that was real strait to screw in for stringers between the rafters. also got more glue and some of that locktite construction adhesive . got the winnebago all cleaned up so i can start putting it in. Also got the generator I bought last night for $100 started up. just hooked a battery up to it and stuck the fuel line into a gas can. Fired right up! Sweet deal!

Offline stanDman

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #123 on: May 20, 2017, 05:13 PM »
awesome deal / lookin good

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: 73 D18 roof replacement
« Reply #124 on: May 20, 2017, 05:51 PM »
Get all the information off of the label on that generator before you wipe it off for some reason and realize the info disappeared! Take a picture of it so you always have it. You will need those numbers anytime you need parts.

 

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