The sides are easy Rik's worm drive skill saw had the right standoff that we could use the blade guide against the trim to keep our cut strait. I cut below the windows because ( I know you will all think I'm nuts and energy inefficient and heavy but I want to keep the school bus windows and) I want them elivated and the cut siding makes it easy for me to shingle in the new siding for good water sheding.
The front and rear ends were more difficult but after going back and forth a while we found the easyes and sainest way was to chisle out the rivets (took about 40 rivets befor I realized the chisle was the only way) and make these 2 cuts to detach the roof from the wind sheild suport structure/D tube. Ill have to take pics of the back tomarow.
Amount of cutting done on 1 Diablo brand red abrasive blade
Amount of cuting from 1 blue avanti abrasive blade
The skill saw with the 1/8" thick abrasive blade was good but it took 2 of us wraped from head to toe in PPE with the weight suporter wearing 2 heavey welding gloves on the lifting hand......i was honestly concerned we would catch the magnisium sawdust shield on fire...in my hand. But once we got all the side skin cut and the ribs done about half way we went inside to finish the ribs off with the angle grinders with cut discs. I was impresed how fast the 1/16 blades went through.
Had a few snags where we had to transition up at the ends but we soon had lift off
Clear but not up to height yet
Squareing things up was a bit of a pain but eventualy we got it
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