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by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
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Re: 1973 Blue Bird

This next series of pics is from the day that we loaded the purlins on top of the girders. There is a combination of ten foot sections and twenty foot sections. Gary brought over some roofing brackets which we used to hold the purlins from rolling off the girders. We will use a pulley to roll them i...
by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

Re: 1973 Blue Bird

I especially like that post, just left of center in this next photo.

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by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
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Views: 176349

Re: 1973 Blue Bird

Around to the front again.

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by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
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Views: 176349

Re: 1973 Blue Bird

It's like Big Boy Lincoln Logs. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4140.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4141.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4142.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com...
by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
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Views: 176349

Re: 1973 Blue Bird

More views of this beautiful creation. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4136.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4137.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4138.jpg http://i1099.photobuc...
by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
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Views: 176349

Re: 1973 Blue Bird

Now for a bunch of pics. What I did was walk around the hill to capture different angles of the structure. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4132.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4133.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albu...
by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
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Views: 176349

Re: 1973 Blue Bird

Here, we are nearing the short side of the hole. This is the front side of the house. You see the posts that will be set there. They are lying on the ground. This will be the fifth set of posts. They are 6 1/2 feet tall. The posts at the rear of the house are 18 feet tall. There will be room for a l...
by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

Re: 1973 Blue Bird

A view of the joints.

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by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
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The fourth row of posts have been installed. The girders have been set atop them, and pinned in with rebar.

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by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
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Views: 176349

Re: 1973 Blue Bird

Let me tell you about Zac's Yamaha gas powered golf cart. He has had it for many years, and has put it through MANY MANY unbelievable trials. Any other golf cart would have died many years ago. Just last week, we took it into the woods where we cut down eight cedars to be used as bracing posts. Most...
by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

Re: 1973 Blue Bird

John's truck and Zac's golf cart.


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by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
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Views: 176349

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Here is John drilling the one inch hole into an especially hard rock area.

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by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
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Views: 176349

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One morning, our friend, John came by to help us out. John is perhaps the strongest guy we know. Yes, it's true that the Amish people are strong, however, John is as strong as two of them, and stronger than 1000 other men. He may look like a rough character, but let me assure you that he is kind and...
by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

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Here is the super-cool Zac driving the great blue Genie

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by Rudy
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

Re: 1973 Blue Bird

That's the progress as of now. If all goes well, the rest of the posts and girders will go up soon We got most of the purlins loaded on to the girders so far. It was Zac, CJ, Gary, and myself. I'll have pics of those efforts posted soon. Stay tuned. Here, the third row of posts have been installed w...