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Old 11-13-2009, 02:02 PM   #31
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Oh man! I'm having unpleasant flashbacks of rusty VWs I owned when I lived in New England. My bus was from Kansas, and it looks pretty good from underneath, but I'm afraid of what I will find under that plywood. I think it's the leaky windows, leaky heaters, melting snow from shoes, etc that are the downfall of our floors, more than the snowy/slushy/salty road conditions. They're eaten from the inside out.

I've definitely got some leaky windows here and there. Will caulk everything before installing the new flooring!
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:34 PM   #32
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well like we have been saying as a sort of mantra...... cant take her back now
compared to the work i plan on putting into the bus a little ( yes a little) rust is no problem
and i like rivets/patches
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:59 PM   #33
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Time out for safety!!!!!!!!!!
BEFORE you go under the bus to check on the rusty floor braces..get a ponytail or wrap up your hair, or something!! ESPECIALLY if your going in on a creeper. Long hair and creepers do not mix!!! Been there done that and have regrown the patch of hair that got ripped out.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:20 PM   #34
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we parked blunder in the backyard so no creeper needed(the grass doesnt let the wheels roll well and i have only laid on dog **** once ) i have looked under the bus quite a few times and only found support problems in two places one is the stair well the other is in the back which needs to be redone all the way through

i got an angle grinder and tried to cut out sum of the rust bits an inch to inch and a half around the rust.. but the wheels i got are rubish they dont cut the just make a ditch thats shiny ...... what (besides a plasma torch ) is a good way to cut the metal flooring im thinking its 16 ga but it could be as thin as 20 ga i have seen metal blades for my jigsaw and cutting wheels for my circular saw... are these options
what about a saws all
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:41 PM   #35
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I am very curious about those Vibro-blades like the MultiMaster. They claim that they can cut through nails and sheetmetal with little problem and the slightest pressure. The only problem is the cordless ones last for 8-10 minutes per battery and take 30 minutes to recharge, and the MultiMaster is expensive at $400+.

I have been reading some reviews on them: http://www.toolsnob.com/archives/cat...ting_tools.php
Some of the reviews are updated with continued working with the tools.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:13 PM   #36
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after i rolled over my hair with a creeper while trying to muscle a 4speed trans w overdrive into a volvo and help came in the form of a garden hose, i went to the barbershop for lunch, my hair has been high and tight since 1973, well except their isn,t much anymore.


go to your welding or autobody supply and pay for the premium superthin cutoff blades, I've found that the premium price of metabo blades is a deal when you consider that they outlast and outcut cheap blades.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:05 PM   #37
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thanx for the tip on blades....... time to go trade em out for thin ones
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:40 PM   #38
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Quote:
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Smitty,
What's "Arbor Size"?
thanks,
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Arbor is the diameter of the shaft on the grinder & it equals the hole diameter in the cutting wheel...
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:08 PM   #39
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i thought it was where boats lived.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:27 PM   #40
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Only for pirates...Arrr..
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