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Old 09-07-2016, 07:10 AM   #111
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I just run this stuff.
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:37 PM   #112
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Made more good progress today. Got all the old ceiling insulation taken out. Luckily I didn't have to mess with any of that sticky black tar stuff. Mine seemed to be held in by a spray adhesive and using a long bladed putty knife I was able to get out all the residue pretty easily.



Also took out the first side panel. That did not go as easily. The very top of the panel is slid under the bottom of the window frame. So I tried taking out two windows and wouldn't you know it, the damn things we tack welded to the frame where they slide under the window. So I had to use the angle grinder and cut the top of the panel across right under the window frames. At least now I know what lies in store for getting the rest of them out.

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Old 09-11-2016, 10:03 PM   #113
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Wow, I would've been PISSED if my wall panels were tack-welded. Happy to see the fan in there, keep it up.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:14 PM   #114
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Mine were tack welded in the same fashion. I solved that the same way.
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:44 AM   #115
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Thanks Chili, the fan helps a lot.

EastCoast, the $29 I spent on my angle grinder is probably the best investment I've made when it comes to working on the bus. It's a life saver.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:20 AM   #116
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And expect a bunch of screws to be seized and/or rusted into place, resulting in even more grinding.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:20 AM   #117
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Mine were tack welded in the same fashion. I solved that the same way.
I think most of us have solved it the same way
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:25 AM   #118
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even though I havent dont a ton of tearing apart the original panels of my bus my grinder has been the best thing i ever got.. but then ive also used it for car restoration projects too..

anytime a bolt is ceased or even when ive broken one off and had to drill it out the grinder has been used to grind it off or smooth out the rest of the stud where i could get a cewnter punch in the center..

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Angle grinder is the #1 bus conversion tool as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:53 AM   #120
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Angle grinder is the #1 bus conversion tool as far as I'm concerned.

#2, a box fan?
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