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Old 08-30-2015, 07:21 PM   #91
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:18 PM   #92
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Sorry guys, I was really tired the other night. I'm moving everything I own.

Yes you will need exterior access. One way or another.

My ribs were also full of fiberglass. I pulled it all out with a stiff steel wire.

If it's that rusty inside the wall cavity, you need to pull outside panels.

If you don't, that rust will start to come through in a few years or less. Then there is nothing you can do.

Bottom two rub rails come off easily. Then you cut the lower panel loose behind where the second rub rail from the bottom was mounted. Then when the rub rail is reinstalled, you will never see the cut line.

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Old 09-01-2015, 11:31 PM   #93
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Bummer that you had to move Nat.....no fun at all. I'm dreading the day we have to do the same.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:57 AM   #94
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Sorry guys, I was really tired the other night. I'm moving everything I own.

Yes you will need exterior access. One way or another.

My ribs were also full of fiberglass. I pulled it all out with a stiff steel wire.

If it's that rusty inside the wall cavity, you need to pull outside panels.

If you don't, that rust will start to come through in a few years or less. Then there is nothing you can do.

Bottom two rub rails come off easily. Then you cut the lower panel loose behind where the second rub rail from the bottom was mounted. Then when the rub rail is reinstalled, you will never see the cut line.

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Pics or vid of the buses going down the road!?
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:08 PM   #95
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What gauge metal do you use to cover the windows and hazard light holes
and what size rivets are good to use?
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:10 PM   #96
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Pics or vid of the buses going down the road!?
I wish.

I was steering the bus, eating dust from the lack of a windshield at 70 kmh with my friend pulling it with his 2002 Dodge 2500 Cummins.

Wife was at home 9 months prego.

I also had to move the haul all. I had the engine loose, and it dropped off the temp supports the last night we had to move it before the end of the month. It was getting late, and we barely got them both out in time.

I do have pics of them loaded up and ready to move though. I will post them in the build thread.

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Old 11-07-2015, 07:22 PM   #97
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We ended up getting 16 gauge steel for the windows and used 3/16" steel rivots to secure. That worked well for anyone interested!
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:54 PM   #98
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Hey guys, it's that time of year again and I'm back at it finally. Can anyone point me to a good floating floor guide on here? I'm sure I found a topic or two in the past that had good visual references on how to do it, but I can't find it when doing a search. Thanks!
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:28 PM   #99
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any help? I still haven't found the topic.

also, there are 4 panels on each side above the wheel wells that have an extra support bar attached to the walls. since they're badly rusted, can I remove them? are they extremely important? if i remove them, would I have to weld new ones on?

here's a pic of what i mean

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Old 06-30-2016, 04:14 PM   #100
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I noticed they're attached to the external rubrails, so it seems like a bit of work to replace them, but one or two of them is badly rusted, what would people recommend I do about this? I used some ospho on the less rusted ones so far.
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