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Old 02-07-2019, 09:27 AM   #1
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Exclamation HELP!!!! Handicap Floor L Tracks

Hello Everyone!

So my wife and I took the leap and bought a bus. Its maiden voyage AKA my first time ever driving a bus was on the Jersey Turnpike, and up through the Adirondacks on the coldest recorded day in years (she's a beast)

With that said, I am in the demo process... The bus is a mid sized dog nose handicap bus with L tracks bolted through the floor. Problem is is that the bolts have been treated with liquid nail to fight against vibration so they're damn near impossible to ratchet off. I have tried cutting the heads off with a grinder, cutting the bolts off so they're not so long and ratcheted them off, I have broken countless bits trying to drill through the heads through, used air tools and nothing seems to be working.

My last hope is to set a skill saw to the correct depth, cut the wood subfloor out then sawzall the bolts out. If anyone has ANY advice on these damn tracks it'd be highly appreciated!!!!!
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:29 AM   #2
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Pics plz. I canít quite see it in my head.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:36 AM   #3
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:16 PM   #4
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Anyone???
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:27 PM   #5
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You are utilizing the techniques we all go through when removing those bolts. Persistence and you will be so happy when they are out. I ran a skills u the length right next to the bolt row and then pried the plywood out and cut the bolts like you mention.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:38 PM   #6
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Going to be so excited when I get these damn things out ha! Welllllp, here we go then!! Got the full weekend to work on her, I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks, Marc. You're the man!
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