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Old 03-21-2016, 10:53 AM   #61
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:17 PM   #62
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Thank you all--especially Sheila

I bought my bus the last weekend in February--here it is the end of March and I'm still trying to get the floor out--cause of the screws holding down the alum strips holding down floor matting--I've been feeling blue cause it feels like I am not making progress
Thanks to Shelia's asking for info and all of the resulting support--I don't feel so bad or so alone.
I just have to persevere. I'm not very young and not very fit--but I can and will do this--I must say even after a really bad day at work--driving in my driveway still makes me smile. It probably won't be this year--cause I don't like to sweat and MS is VERY HUMID; but I will get it done--even the ceiling that scares me bunches!
Maybe I'll even get some pics of my bus up. so very much!
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:41 PM   #63
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You'll get it worked out! These vehicles are tough and were designed for a lot of abuse. You're attempting to take stuff apart that wasn't really intended to come apart ever again, so you gotta use your brain and brawn to get those pieces to crack in the way you need.

If there's a piece of advice to give you is that eggs must be broken to make an omlette. Said another way, drill those screws out and rip up the trim if you're not going to use those parts again.


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I bought my bus the last weekend in February--here it is the end of March and I'm still trying to get the floor out--cause of the screws holding down the alum strips holding down floor matting--I've been feeling blue cause it feels like I am not making progress
Thanks to Shelia's asking for info and all of the resulting support--I don't feel so bad or so alone.
I just have to persevere. I'm not very young and not very fit--but I can and will do this--I must say even after a really bad day at work--driving in my driveway still makes me smile. It probably won't be this year--cause I don't like to sweat and MS is VERY HUMID; but I will get it done--even the ceiling that scares me bunches!
Maybe I'll even get some pics of my bus up. so very much!
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:12 PM   #64
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I bought my bus the last weekend in February--here it is the end of March and I'm still trying to get the floor out--cause of the screws holding down the alum strips holding down floor matting--I've been feeling blue cause it feels like I am not making progress
Thanks to Shelia's asking for info and all of the resulting support--I don't feel so bad or so alone.
I just have to persevere. I'm not very young and not very fit--but I can and will do this--I must say even after a really bad day at work--driving in my driveway still makes me smile. It probably won't be this year--cause I don't like to sweat and MS is VERY HUMID; but I will get it done--even the ceiling that scares me bunches!
Maybe I'll even get some pics of my bus up. so very much!
Hi! Don't ever feel alone, there are a lot of great people here that will help you whether by words of advice or words to lift your spirits so you can keep going. Just take your time and work at your pace and most importantly have the right tool for the specific job you are tackling. It makes a world of difference
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:15 PM   #65
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Ceiling panels are out! I couldn't have done it without the help of EastcoastCB. So thank you very much!!!

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Old 03-28-2016, 08:14 PM   #66
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BEAUTIFUL! I love the sight of a freshly gutted bus. I even love the sight of my gutted last year bus!

Glad you're progressing. I took some folks for a bus ride in mine today.

Aaron- I couldn't agree more and I say it all the time- You gotta break a few eggs...
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:21 PM   #67
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drill those screws out and rip up the trim if you're not going to use those parts again.
I've come to that point where I'm about to say frak it, get another drill so I can get SWMBO out there and attack literally all the remaining screws that way.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:39 PM   #69
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Now that is an absolutely beautiful sight. Tear it down to make it better!!!
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I bought my bus the last weekend in February--here it is the end of March and I'm still trying to get the floor out--cause of the screws holding down the alum strips holding down floor matting--I've been feeling blue cause it feels like I am not making progress
Thanks to Shelia's asking for info and all of the resulting support--I don't feel so bad or so alone.
I just have to persevere. I'm not very young and not very fit--but I can and will do this--I must say even after a really bad day at work--driving in my driveway still makes me smile. It probably won't be this year--cause I don't like to sweat and MS is VERY HUMID; but I will get it done--even the ceiling that scares me bunches!
Maybe I'll even get some pics of my bus up. so very much!
Where at in Mississippi??
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