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Old 05-11-2014, 10:30 PM   #21
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I tried drilling & grinding & chisel, were I could I cross ground the heads then one maybe 2 hits with a chisel, were I couldn't, 4 to 6 hits with a chisel, cross grinding prevented distortion
I'm so lucky to be young. 2 to 3 hits for me.

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Old 05-11-2014, 11:16 PM   #22
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I used the cheapest Husky brand Air Hammer and Husky Chisel set from Home Depot. It cost me $37 for the set. There is a chisel that has a notch in it in the set. I found this one worked the best. I didn't find that out until the last day though. I did have to sharpen my standard chisel once during the whole thing. It took me 2 days, by myself to remove all the ceiling panels and wall panels of my 92 TC2000 (72 passenger). I even got hasty and removed all the BIG rivets holding the chair rail in before I realized it was structural I know Nat_ster likes his hammer and cold chisel with a hand guard, but that S@#t isn't for me Air tools all the way! I had sore hands, but that's about it. Oh yeah, I cranked the PSI up to 120 also, even though it called for 90. I found this helped a lot. My cheap air hammer did fine. Make sure to oil it every so often! I wouldn't hesitate to do it again this way. Heck... I would even be willing to do it for a friend! It wasn't a hassle at all... really. I got in a nice groove and just went for it
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:18 PM   #23
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PS: I just did this last week!
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:36 PM   #24
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Here you go! 40 minutes of work condensed into 40 seconds of time-lapse video.

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There would be a tag on the tranny itself. Its most like a 545.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:22 PM   #26
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OK so here is what I did. I went to China Freight and snagged a 21 gallon 2.5hp air compressor. I figure I will need more than my pancake for this conversion anyhow so I will likely get $150 in use from it. It should power the chisel I have for more than one rivet. I felt like jello after getting just 1 rib done. I need to get the roof down asap and the walls off so I can get it spray foamed. I found a local guy who is willing to give me a price but only after he can give an accurate estimate.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:04 PM   #27
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I would have to disagree with the roof estimate. The roof is an arch whose base is 7.5 ft wide. It is his business in any way I look at it so I will await his professional estimate. I intend on creating a thermal break but not how another did it but along the same lines.
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I would have to disagree with the roof estimate. The roof is an arch whose base is 7.5 ft wide. It is his business in any way I look at it so I will await his professional estimate. I intend on creating a thermal break but not how another did it but along the same lines.
I was wondering (and sorry for the quick hijack)... could a thermal break be created by putting rubber strips along the roof rails/supports? This could save headroom for those of us who aren't doing a roof raise. How do you plan on doing yours?
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I am going to cut plywood into 4 to 6 inch strips. I will then attach one edge to the roof ribs allowing one end to overhang. The roof is going to be covered in wainscoting or plywood or 1xs. I havent made my mind up, however the roof treatment will be attached to the plywood strips not to the ribs. This will prevent the transfer of hot or cold by the fasteners and will still provide a surface to securely attach the ceiling to the roof structure. I dont know if my explanation is as clear as the idea is in my mind.
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Oh and my new air compressor works great. I worked for about an hour and got two sections on the floor tonight before it got past my 8pm cut off by the noise ordnance.
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