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Old 05-05-2016, 03:50 PM   #1
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Amelia 01' Chevy Shortie

Drove her back from Philly. She's full of rust and ready to play. haha








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That's a cool little bus. Something like that is so useful because of the easy parking. Good pics too. Does the frame look compromised?
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That's a cool little bus. Something like that is so useful because of the easy parking. Good pics too. Does the frame look compromised?
The van frame itself is in good shape. The converted bus section not so much. One section of the floor is going to need some rework. I can't believe they liquid nailed the metal floor to the frame...
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Well... liquid nails stops squeaking.

It's interesting to see, and hear, about some of the different techniques that were used in making these buses. That's a new one on me. Do you think it's factory, or a re-do?
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Thats a nice bus.. Dual A/C too!!
the liquid nails may have bene used if ther flooring were ever replaced by anyone.. but its common to screw and glue flooring down both... even in houses its done that way..

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I used blackjack roof repair coating to glue down the plywood and stop rust on the heavily pitted floor. That actually worked good and didn't stink. The surface of that floor isn't going to rust anymore. I was afraid it would smell like tar every hot summer day but it was fine. Still got the bus too.
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Well... liquid nails stops squeaking.

It's interesting to see, and hear, about some of the different techniques that were used in making these buses. That's a new one on me. Do you think it's factory, or a re-do?
Hard to tell. I started digging at it because it was sagging pretty badly. The plywood was wet and had pretty much disintegrated and the liquid nailed sheet metal underneath had came loose as well. It seems to be a poor design, there should of been another support somewhere for the sheet metal to sit on. Will try to get some pictures.

I was under the assumption that the sheet metal base would/should be welded in place?
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As far as I know the metal floor should be fastened in securely. You're making me very curious now.
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As far as I know the metal floor should be fastened in securely. You're making me very curious now.
I can't imagine a manufacturer using liquid nails.
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I can't imagine a manufacturer using liquid nails.

wouldnt surprise me.. Home builders do.. its quite common for houses that sit on basements to have the OSB sub floors screwed and liquid-nailed to the Main trusses or joists..

so it wouldnt surprise me that a coach builder might.. a friend of mine owns a Limo company, I typically handle all of his A/C work for his cars.. and the things i see when I take apart the partition to get to the A/C units are often surprising..

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