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Old 11-23-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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Extra Ceiling Height?

Hello, I'm currently neck deep in a shell off '59 Avion renovation. I'm 6'3'' and was wondering if anyone has tried installing some kind of spacing between the subfloor and the u-channel? Maybe aluminum square tubing? I could really use a few more inches of ceiling height. When I dismantled the thing the u-channel was only screwed to the subfloor! I'm planning on bolting it to the frame and leaving the belly pan off for now. Thanks for any input!

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Old 11-23-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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There was a post a while ago about an NBA player that had the roof raised on his vintage Airstream.


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Welcome to the forums!

Search for a thread entitled "shell off headroom epiphany." The poster goes through a lot of elaborate work to rebuild the frame and lift the shell by about a foot. Its a fun read if only vaguely applicable to your situation.

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