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Old 04-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #81
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My homemade "tire-hole-maker picker upper"

The booty acquired with said machine...
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:40 PM   #82
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...and the Coup de Grace! Video of flattening what was left!

http://youtu.be/AdWjR43XEnQ
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:05 AM   #83
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...and the Coup de Grace! Video of flattening what was left!

http://youtu.be/AdWjR43XEnQ
I was dissapointed ....I wanted to see you driving something over it
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #84
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Demo-ing a stick & staple gives one a new appreciation for how well built the average Skoolie is, doesn't it?
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:32 AM   #85
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It sure does... with a stick and staple, particularly with a little water damage, its amazing that it holds together even going down the road.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:39 AM   #86
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reminds me of when i tore a camper apart. heck so much is connected to this and connected to that that there isnt a whole heck of allot you can salvage sometimes!!


sold trailer frame to sis' bf and he flipped the axles and made a quad trailer out of it. if you put a deck on it you pretty much triple the value of resale lol
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:22 PM   #87
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Today we embarked on the scariest part of the conversion to date. Drum roll please...

We made a big hole in the side of the bus!

My friend, Dennis, drilled out the screws holding the hinges in place after attempts to remove them the normal way failed.


The emergency door came out without much further trouble.


Pulling down the wiring chase above the emergency door.


More to come...
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:27 PM   #88
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The air chisel made short work of the rivets...


...and more rivets...


...did I mention my bluebird has a few rivets?
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:34 PM   #89
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I cut the rub rails back using a die grinder with a cutoff wheel.


I used the air chisel to pop the mostly cut piece of rub rail off.


It was time to start cutting the rough opening out. First I tried cutting using a sawzall... I was making progress at the rate of about an inch every 15 minutes. I needed to find a better way.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:40 PM   #90
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Due to mother nature being unkind, we backed the bus into the pole barn. The way I found worked best for cutting out the rough opening was to put a cutoff wheel on a electric angle grinder. Thanks to Dennis for building an adapter to make use of the cutoff wheels.


Half of the door frame is loose!


Door Frame out!
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