I know it seems like a lot of hours on the chassis but I looked at MANY buses and have yet to see a chassis in this good of shape (in my price range).
For those who asked, the bus was $5000. About twice my initial budget, butwhen I read about people raising roofs, patching holes, replacing tires etc, I decided to go with the extra cost vs. the extra work.
The tires are in great shape, there are zero rust holes, not even close. I'm already building inside.
Also, for those who asked, yes We're in Mass.
I've got a question for all of you...
I, like most, will be removing some windows. The pillars between the windows on the outside have screws holding them on. I tried removing them, they won't budge with an impact driver. I tried drilling them and they are pretty darn tough. I know I can grind the head off with a grinder, but before I go there...
When you remove the windows do they normally come out toward the outside or toward the inside? Anyone else with a Thomas Safe-T-Liner want to comment on window removal?
I'm going to put 20 gauge sheet metel over the removed windows. I'm planning on riviting the metal to the pilars, so I'll have to remove thos screw heads first.
Here's some progress pics: