I have exposed the bare metal flooring.
The very rear section is pure rust.
The Rear windows, interior structures are pretty much gone from rust.
The bottom of the door is rusted but, will be removed and covered in time.
The entire last foot of the flooring is rust and needs replacement.
I purchased $700 in metal material to replace sections of flooring with 10g steel sheeting. 10g matches the original floor thickness.
Tubing to prepare for lifting the roof.
Eight Sheets of 18g sheet metal to cover the exterior walls after the lift before window purchase and installation.
Now, I need advise on replacing a few key areas of rust.
The worst spot is where the wheel well meets the wall.
There is physically a 4x10 inch rusted hole following the wheel well into the wall.
How can I, fit this?
I have material, I can weld, but need advise.
The drivers & Stair well flooring.
That entire section of metal floor is horrible, worst on the entire bus.
Huge, deep dangerous rust spots near the stairwell, under the drivers seat and where the passenger compartment attaches to the engine compartment of the bus.
I have the material to replace the entire section but, I am unsure how to remove the old.
I plan to add angle iron to help brace the new floor before the replacement 10g flooring goes in. I am just not sure how to remove it. Any help would be great.
Third and last question.
Interior wall lower section. I see they are riveted but I don't think the rivets match up with the exterior rivets on the body. Can I grind the rivets and remove the bottom section of the interior walls? The section where the seats mount to the walls.
Thanks in advance for the help and I am sorry it is just a long post.
Oh by the way, a name came to me today.
D.L. Jones III