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Old 07-04-2015, 01:01 AM   #71
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Thanks Scooternj, will try saturday morning.
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:07 PM   #72
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Pull the windows. You'll find it tack welded at the sill. Air chisel or cold chisel and hammer will break them.
Got all the windows out a couple of weeks ago, but haven't pulled off that inner skin below the windows yet. On our bus it's riveted underneath the rub rails on the exterior of the bus. We're thinking of angle grinding the interior panels now instead of messing with removing the rub rail rivets on the exterior.

Does anyone have a better suggestion or is angle grinding off the interior skin my best option?
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Air chisel makes less mess and dust. will shear right through it. they're cheap and handy to have, too.
Check out my thread Roll Your Own for pics of removing it.
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That's how I did it, just take your time so you don't cut into stuff you don't want to.
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:16 PM   #75
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Hey everyone, the wall panelling that runs along the floor seems to be welded onto the skeleton or something. Should it not have come right off after removing the rivets? It's solidly attached to the vertical steel. Here are a couple of photos of what I mean.

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There's some info about how the chair rail is attached to the floor, and why not to remove it, on the Abominable Snowbus thread. (nat_ster's sketch, and a few posts down a photo I took from my bus)
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I'm into the demolition stuff. I love it.
That said- I'd leave the rail in place.
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alright, so it's called a chair rail, my bad haha, well we really don't want it, or the lip of it to affect our build. especially since some parts of it are actually corroded and rusted through. we've already removed all of the rivets too, which we don't want to have to deal with… so now i'm not sure what to do. any ideas?
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Someone's removed them before... I can't remember who but look around a bit. I came across it when considering my own options.
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On most buses the chair rail is an integral part of the floor/wall structure and you don't want to go chopping it out without verifying what else it is attached to.

Also, when you construct your inner walls, that area is a great place to run plumbing, electrical, and all sorts of things.

Best check it out first.
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