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Old 11-30-2012, 02:27 PM   #101
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To date I have a little bit around the still existing benches to get up. I tried unbolting the seats but the bolts just spin, I need to find someone to put under the bus to hold the other end (as I don't have a saw)...
If you have trouble finding an assistant soon enough, you could use vice grips underneath perhaps with an extension pipe so when it spins it eventually hits a frame rail...
That would have been my next plan, thank you for the idea. Matter of fact I don't have a pair of vice grips and I should get one. My lack of tools due to having a teenage boy in the house who has now left the nest, time for mommy to restock.
Actually JakeC's suggestion of getting an angle grinder might be better. I used a combination of techniques on mine. Some bolts may not be accessible from underneath and going back and forth to move the vice grips to the next bolt would be ridiculous. Yeah, probably best just to get an angle grinder and a bunch of cutoff disks and buzz those bolts off. I'm sure you will have plenty of other uses for that angle grinder too; I don't know how I survived all those years without one!
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:26 AM   #102
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Do they have a battery one? I don't have electricity where the bus is parked.
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Do they have a battery one? I don't have electricity where the bus is parked.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:39 PM   #104
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Do they have a battery one? I don't have electricity where the bus is parked.
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page...n%3A2380553011
Yikes.. I have a Mikita cordless drill.. but the batteries are different. hm.. for that kinda money. I'll have to see.

On a positive note I hung out with some friends I only see a couple times a year today and one of them when I showed him the bus pics almost jumped at the chance to help. His specialty is the woodworking. Networking is good..
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:49 AM   #105
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Progressing along slowly. Stripper and shovel scraper is getting the glue off.. 2 squares at a time (and probably 4 or 5 cans). Actually am farther along than this picture at the end of the day but it got dark on me again. Was a beautiful weekend though.

Took off the metal box that used to hold a 'camera' above the front windows. There was a plug and ground wire behind the box. Thinking I have an old car stereo I've been hanging onto (with Sirius capabilities) I might fit into that hole with some framing like 'proconsul100' did. Only the box was in the center of the upper expanse. I also have a cheapy CB radio I could mount. Magnetic antennae's don't work on most cars, the bus will be a different story but a side mount would be better.

I adore his ('proconsul100') window frames and am going to attempt to plagiarize them.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #106
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Was hoping to re-use the bus seats, as they looked to be in good shape. But even the driver's seat, what little I've used the seats already, are falling apart at the seams, literally. This bus sat for a long time. So. Bench booth seats (more storage) and re-upholstered driver's seat here we come.

Scored a faucet set up a friend was throwing out this weekend (fairly new because they were getting an OS installed).
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:48 AM   #107
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Progressing along slowly. Stripper and shovel scraper is getting the glue off.. 2 squares at a time (and probably 4 or 5 cans). Actually am farther along than this picture at the end of the day but it got dark on me again. Was a beautiful weekend though.

Took off the metal box that used to hold a 'camera' above the front windows. There was a plug and ground wire behind the box. Thinking I have an old car stereo I've been hanging onto (with Sirius capabilities) I might fit into that hole with some framing like 'proconsul100' did. Only the box was in the center of the upper expanse. I also have a cheapy CB radio I could mount. Magnetic antennae's don't work on most cars, the bus will be a different story but a side mount would be better.

I adore his ('proconsul100') window frames and am going to attempt to plagiarize them.
thanks, you are welcome to plagiarize them
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #108
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Again, I'd need electric. I have found that there is an outlet that I can use but it's still a good distance from the bus, so not sure if I can find a long enough extension cord. And they are going to 'charge me' for the electric I use. It's sort of a sense of accomplishment for what I can get done without electric. Electricity has made our lives much more time friendly for sure.
Sorry, somehow I forgot about the no electricity part :/ Yes, they do make battery powered ones, but they may not last long enough for what you would be needing. Worth a shot, though maybe?
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #109
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Doesn't look like I've done a lot but I got the seats out (only had 3 in it) and all of the bolts except 2 out of the floor. They had left a lot of bolts when other seats were removed before. Grrr.. Used the vice grips and moving under and over for a few until a friend happened by. Two I can see from under but can't reach. Bought an adapter and graphite blades for my drill and got 2 others off. This last 2 I can't seem to reach with either option... still thinking.

Have most of the glue up except for right between the wheel wells. Both wheels are going to be built over now that I'm not re-using the seats, (they looked good but the upholstery was baked), so I'm not taking the rubber off them.. [looking for that 'anthony' (?) insulation that Accordian used.] Leaving the barriers behind the seat and inside the front door but will finish them with something else (perhaps diamond tuck on wood). (Premonitions of piano breaking free and sliding on top of me when driving.)

This morning I bumped into the guy I'm going to consult with on the flooring and he's coming by to take a look this week maybe. I have a good idea on what to do for the sub-flooring, but want to coordinate with what he knows about flooring. He says he has a lot of scrap

We've dipped into teens at night now, so might be slowing down progress on the actual bus, but I got a lot to do prep wise for the rest of the scenario. Was hoping to paint floor before it started staying cold.

Soooo.. Sanding. Best way to sand large area without electricity??? (My body is learning the backdraft of elbow grease.) Joined the gym. Hot tub
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