After impatiently waiting to get started, (our unpacking/trip laundry from picking up Birdie was done in record time) we finally tore one of the seats out with immense glee! We quickly discovered that the ideal method was to remove the floor bolts, then remove the actual seat cushions to access the chair rail bolts and with the help of the impact driver remove them, only using the angle grinder as needed.
As most of you know, removing the floor bolts is easier said than done but luckily we had a most excellent helper in our 7 year old who already knows his way around a drill and who was eager to help.
We have some very excited helpers who enthusiastically greet our bus every time we arrive home and give long, dramatic farewells when we have to go through the torture of leaving it alone to go to the store.
The Boys loosening the very last bolts on the very last chair!
The rear had its own heater. which when removed made quite the coolant mess, so that was a fun surprise. We drained the hoses into a five gallon bucket and had our wet/dry vac handy so crisis averted. There was a booster pump about halfway back to the rear heater, we're hoping to later repurpose that. The front heater had a blower attachment that extended about 6 feet back, its all been removed as of now.
All the seats are out!