We completed days 2 and 3 of the conversion. The full details will be available on the website as soon as they are.
Long story short we got the rest of the seats out, the heaters out, the rubber flooring up, and the plywood subfloor up. THAT was a chore... Anyone else run into bolts, screws, and NAILS holding the plywood to the steel floor? It seemed a bit overdone to me....of course I doubt they built it to be taken apart someday.
We did get some good news though. The plywood was in ok shape, but will be replaced anyway. That gave me some confidence in the condition the steel would be in. As it turns out, the steel was very sold. The only areas with rust were around the seat bolt holes and that's just surface rust so we'll wire wheel it off and paint the whole floor in some el cheapo spray paint to reseal it before spending the $$$ on the furring strips, insulation, and OSB subfloor.
This brings me to some questions... What kind of centers did everyone run their furring strips on? I understand the rigid foam has some structural strength, but I also know things like my couch are heavy. On top of that I want to run the thinnest OSB possible to save a little headroom (most of the crew is 6 feet tall or more, myself included) and to save some money as an extra furring strip or two is much cheaper than running thicker or stronger subflooring.
Atleast it seems like we're making SOME progress on the conversion. This preliminary work is not nearly as much fun as framing and finishing work will be.
Also...I'm not looking forward to the $100 trip to the dump to get rid of the seats, rubber, etc....