Raising a roof!

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Anybody have photos or experience raising a roof?whats the best method filling in 6 or 7 inches below/ in the middle/ or at the top of windows? I know I may need to replace the windows either way, that's ok. I'm sure it's work either no matter what.thanks for any input!!!
 

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Are you talking on a Bruno?The windshield should be bolted to the trunk with a flange.I would add below the windows. How much wiring goes up thru?I have seen it done numerous times,really not that uncommon.
 

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Yes, it's a Bruno! I will gets some pics tommorow of the dash area.i that cas I can save my front windows.
 

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Traditions< Is this the flange (CLEAT) you were talking about ?Its like a 2 x 4 cleat up front and 3x 3 on the sides.

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That looks a little different than some Brunos Ive seen.It looks like they used wood as a cleat to attatch the windshield.Are you handy with glass work?If you cut the windshield off to raise it up it will extend forward on the trunk house more than it is now.How much windshield is exposed below your windows?You could wax this up and make a splash mold off your existing windshield for your filler piece.I would probably use a grinder with a cut off wheel to cut the seam between the trunk and windshield.There are probably fasteners in the front somewhere going into that wooden cleat.
 
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With a F/B it looks like a very invasive job. How many inches do you need. It may be easier and more attractive to lower the deck in the wheel house area. If engine room is a problem then a small low engine box step around the motor hatch.
 

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Thanks for the feed back! It just a thought , I may do something down the road thanks for the compliments!
 

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Dr. Dude, Wow! Thanks for the response! Good story. Mine is a 1980 solid glass with 3208 turbo 320 hp, cruise is about 15-16 at 2400 and about 10 gal an hour. I love the boat, Those fourtiers are nice by the way!
 

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If you love the boat change nothing, drop the floor. The look and the ridr will stay the same.
 

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I here you! I whould be a big job either way.i was just looking to raise it 4 - 5 inches. I'm 6'3 and wheelhouse is 5'11, most of the time the people are sitting or in the cockpit anyway. It has 3 steering stations but the fly ridge was the main one with the electronics and wheelhouse helm needs some help ,anything over 8-9 nts it's really hard to turn. So this winter I'm setting the main helm down below!
 
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