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Old 09-12-2016, 08:54 AM   #121
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I just run this stuff.
ive run a couple bottles of the fuel injector power cleaner stuff fro mthese guys through my bus.. since i have a small fuel tank I ran 1/2 bottle every other tank on one of my road trips..
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:57 AM   #122
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#2, a box fan?
I'm running one like this

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Old 09-12-2016, 04:35 PM   #123
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Scooternj, luckily I've only encountered 8 seized screws so far, so I have extra grinding wheels in the event there are more .

EastCoast that is a great fan for sure.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:22 PM   #124
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It was another hot one today but got quite a bit accomplished. Completely removed all the flooring on the passenger side of the bus from front to back. Also got the rear heater removed and also did a little cleanup. Next Saturday I'll remove the rest of the floor.




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Old 09-17-2016, 08:30 PM   #125
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I know the school bus shops typically take a water hose and start at the front and wash front to back...watched them do it!

Fortunately, AWE ONE never saw that kind of service, I pried up a few pieces around the edge and was satisfied with what I saw. Plus I've creepy crawled under every inch of my bus and there's no significant sign of rust, but it also appears to have undercoated.

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Old 09-17-2016, 09:42 PM   #126
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Good start Flyboy! --- and it looks like mostly surface rust from what I can see. Be glad your floor wasn't coated with asphalteum. It is a royal pain to clean up. Spent part of the hot, humid Houston day doing that myself and only got a couple of square feet cleared.
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:16 AM   #127
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Fly,

I believe I was in the BBQ pit next to ya today...... I felt the heat too. Keep up the good work! Looks like that rust is an easy clean.

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Old 09-18-2016, 09:30 AM   #128
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Thanks Tango. I can only imagine how tough that asphalteum must be to get up. Around all my wheel wells I have large 8-10 inch holes rusted all the way through unfortunately. I'll try posting a video I took. I've never welded before nor do I own a welder and hate to buy one just for this. Is there any type of glue/epoxy/liquid weld substance that I could use to hold down the new sheet metal instead of welding? Also what size sheet metal is recommended?


M, BBQ is correct. I think I could have fried an egg in there. Really ready for the cooler weather to get here soon.
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Thanks Tango. I can only imagine how tough that asphalteum must be to get up. Around all my wheel wells I have large 8-10 inch holes rusted all the way through unfortunately. I'll try posting a video I took. I've never welded before nor do I own a welder and hate to buy one just for this. Is there any type of glue/epoxy/liquid weld substance that I could use to hold down the new sheet metal instead of welding? Also what size sheet metal is recommended?


M, BBQ is correct. I think I could have fried an egg in there. Really ready for the cooler weather to get here soon.
Not sure how big the hole is but I am guessing fiberglass could work? Also I will second the comment on the heat. Holy Crap, yesterday was hot in that metal cage!
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Ouch! --- Sorry to hear about the rust through. But around the wheel wells and entry steps are the two most common areas.

As I recall, BB used something odd like 15 ga. on their bodies but heavier on the floor. Probably at least 14 and galvanized. And it really should be welded. If rusted through at the wells, there is a good chance the support brackets may be compromised as well, so take a long, hard look from underneath while you are at it. Not a complicated repair and like most welding, the majority of the work is in prepping. You don't really need to use galvanized but it MUST be thoroughly rust treated and coated from below with something like undercoating after installing.

How many of the wheel wells are rusted through?
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