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Old 04-18-2017, 10:24 AM   #11
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:35 AM   #12
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Same here. I'm not following. Seat belt track? We probably aren't talking about the same thing.
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Our bus had the seatbelt tracks above the windows but they were incredibly easy to remove.


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Old 04-18-2017, 12:09 PM   #14
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Yes they are the same as the ones above the windows. My friend took a look and told me the screws were stripped when they were put in and that is why we have had so much trouble. All but 8 have now been removed but the 8 that are in will not budge. [IMG][/IMG]
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Ok, these are the same as ours. Are they mounted right to the metal or is there rubber behind them?
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It appears there is no rubber and they are mounted straight to the metal.
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:19 PM   #17
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How to remove seat belt track

Are you going to put in a different ciling, or are you not insulating and keeping it up?


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We are removing the ceiling and insulating so we do need to get them off some how. Thanks for the help!!
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How to remove seat belt track

It took us over a month to figure out how to remove ours. We tried using a screw gun and stripped them all. Then we tried to drill them out, and it took about 10 minutes per screw. Our last resort which was actually our first idea, was to use an angle grinder and cut them out. We tried 30 types of blades and the Dewalt XP blades lasted the longest. We went through 2 wheels per track.

Cut right down the middle of the whole track. Right over the bolt heads. Once it's cut, use a crow bar and hammer to separate the two sides. Watch the windows! Once the two halves are separated you can cut the bolts off flush.

Don't force the blade. Let the wheel do the cutting. They don't last at all if you force them. Wear safety glasses.


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Old 04-18-2017, 01:53 PM   #20
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If you have welding capability available you could cut away enough of the track to make access for a nut and the corresponding socket. Then weld the center of the nut to the head of the stripped-out screw, and finally use the socket to turn the outside of the nut and unscrew the screw.

In all honesty though, if it's acceptable to grind the screw flush to the wall and leave the stuck piece in place, that may be faster than the weld-a-nut method.
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