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Old 08-06-2015, 07:42 PM   #81
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so jatzy, your description was pretty dang accurate, i found out why i had thought they were angle iron and 3/16" thick which did seem kinda too much. But nope they are pretty much all really big 9 1/2" C-channel pieces like you had said. Someone had put that 3/16" angle iron against the c-channel piece on both sides of wheel well on the long ones not the inside short panels. But thank you for the information and luckily haven't bought anything for that yet. I couldn't ask for more when it comes to this site, it's great (even if I'm proved wrong.)

So as you can see here there i s the 3/16" angle iron behind that flap of the c-channel. the other part of the angle iron is underneath that, so it just seems as if they put that there to reinforce the heaviest rust area. Not the best picture, thought it would do until i got home and looked at it, but as you can see the angle iron is still pretty much largely intact it was just the piece it was attached to that was rusted out.


So here is the huge 9 1/2" c-channel pieces you mentioned, i should've examined it more and noticed there was no seam and it was all just one piece but oh well, hasnt hurt anything yet. they are still in very good shape with little rust even being that close to the wheel well.


A shot from behind the wheel well, main frame still looks great, just dirty. So figured out they were all riveted together, which was a bitch to removed but at least i know they are all pretty much still solid. So i'm thinking the square tube might be the way to go here now. seems easier too.


Here are the rubber pucks you mentioned, and since the other two by the wheel well are square and twice that size they had to have been replaced at sometime or another, you'd think so anyways.
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:20 PM   #82
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Some quick wire wheel progress before and after using what my dad calls "Big Bertha" it looks a lot smaller in the picture but it weighs quite a bit. does quick work of the floor though.



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Old 08-07-2015, 05:39 AM   #83
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Excellent pics, excellent work, excellent progress!
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:24 PM   #84
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:57 PM   #85
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You're welcome, figured i would at least try to help this site in the future as much as it has for me right now.
More pics and update will be coming this weekend, probably sunday night.
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:11 PM   #86
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Good progress on restoring the floor. A lot of work put into it this weekend, might not show much progress in the pictures but trust us there was.

Removed the windows here, which took all of and hour or two. pretty damn simple. wonder if anyone would want them on Craigslist to use as a shed window or something.


Here we have laid square tube down the went in like a charm, so snug we had to tap it in with a hammer and then a very hard rubber piece below it to make it like the rest. There are then angle irons off made into a brace that the sheet metal with sit on, they are just tack welded into place in the picture but have since made a real weld in its place.


Here you can see some of the final weld, will need to be ground down a bit and maybe another pass.

Almost There! very happy to see it come this far. next the sheet metal will go on top in three sections. two outside pieces and the inside one there.

This is the opposite side of the wheel well. Trimmed up the bent metal, and prepped it for new. will have a combination of angle irons attached to square tube to make a nice brace for the sheet metal to lay on, like the ones above. Will hopefully have it done on our next weekend off. Will be soon then topped of with POR-15 recommended by an expert we know in the maintenance and metal world.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:38 PM   #87
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Close up a weld. getting used to it.


Dogs must think they somehow own this seat on every bus, seemed common on this forum so i will post ours of the family dog.


This is the other part towards the front, just resting in there as of now. but we had the perfect amount of steel. We will be attaching smaller angle irons to the tubes for the sheet metal to lay on just as they are in the other picture.
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:05 PM   #88
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