I have a few moments to make an update... as my cat eats the original dried up electrical tape from the harnesses... HEY !!
It took a little longer than expected (doesn't it always) but I finally have the wires removed that will be in the way of the front end work. The driver's chair had to be removed by cutting the bolts out, as well as the seatbelt bolts at the floor. All of the wood flooring in that area was still wet! I think it rained over a week ago and seriously doubt any trickled inside. The result was just a mess of wood particles. It all came up relatively easily though.
I found a great little 1/4" plastic valve at the Runnings in town for $7.50 to shut the air off to the chair and door. Not that it matters a whole lot since there is probably next to no air in the system by now.
Now I have room to start cutting out pieces and see how bad it is. I guess I should remove some air system components that are just below the floor as well.
I still need to get those step pieces out.
I ended up with something like 8 free wires going through the bulkhead connector which might get put to good use in the future. For now, it looks like I'll be getting into the air system to get it out of the way.
Is it worth it to get aluminum air tanks? My steel ones have a decent amount of surface rust on them and I'd feel a lot better if they were replaced. Do you think replacement is even necessary?