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Old 12-04-2016, 04:48 PM   #11
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You know, I put together that removing the seats, painting and pulling the fiberglass out would all be first after researching a few hours. I'm pretty handy myself but still have yet to find any details on what tools were used beyond a grinder for bolts on the ceiling. I am looking to go full-time in a bus, building out hopefully this next spring. If anyone has some handy links to threads or youtube channels, those resources would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-04-2016, 05:49 PM   #12
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You know, I put together that removing the seats, painting and pulling the fiberglass out would all be first after researching a few hours. I'm pretty handy myself but still have yet to find any details on what tools were used beyond a grinder for bolts on the ceiling. I am looking to go full-time in a bus, building out hopefully this next spring. If anyone has some handy links to threads or youtube channels, those resources would be greatly appreciated.

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If you wanna see demo and rivet removal theres a good bit of that in my build thread.
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:04 AM   #13
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several ways to remove a rivet..what works for you, what tools you have, etc.

grinder - grind off the head.
drill - drill the center out.
chisel - air is easiest, remove the head.
Maybe a torch if you're really good with one. Much higher risk of fire though.
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When grinding and welding -- inside or outside -- be certain that no sparks can hit any windows. Hot steel particles will melt the glass and embed itself in the window. Millicent has sections of glass that are essentially sandpaper now.
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frosted glass and etched glass is a nice upgrade, and you got it for free!

Yeah, shields are a good idea. Maybe big magnets and some fireproof/resistent cloth..sparks won't bounce off the cloth (wet fabric?)

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I absolutely agree with Elliot...protect your glass when doing any grinding, cutting or welding. New windshields and windows ain't cheap. A basic welding blanket and a few strong magnets come in very handy for preventing such damage or even fires.

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