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Old 04-08-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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Newly Purchased Skoolie - Tips for removing rivets and floor

Hey guys! I just purchased a Skoolie and will be picking it up in Texas in 10 days! I need some advice on how to remove the rubber flooring and rivets from ceiling and wall. Also, what steps should I follow? So far I have a plan and builders and the bus! What do I need to do to the bus before building? Here's pictures below of my bus.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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Re: Newly Purchased Skoolie - Tips for removing rivets and f

Not sure if you have one but I highly suggest getting an air compressor and a air hammer with a chisel. You can use it on both to get tuff items off. When you remove the rivets from the ceiling you will thank me.

I took off the metal skin interior in my bus in about 45 min to hack mine out. I am going to be taking down the ceiling so I will see how long that will take.

I have a pretty large air compressor so with 175 psi it makes short work of those things.
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Re: Newly Purchased Skoolie - Tips for removing rivets and f

is there a reason I cant see the OP's photos?
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just bought a 1995 bluebird, first project is to remove the seats, would a air hammer work on the bolts holding the seats on. and if not whats my best option.
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I used a 4 inch angle grinder. It worked well but it did take me about 16 discs/blades.
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I used a 4 inch angle grinder. It worked well but it did take me about 16 discs/blades.
Wow that's an egregious amount of discs.
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I had to use an angle grinder and a chisel. On the first 900 rivets i spent about 40 hours with a hammer and cold chisel. On the next 200 rivets I used an angle grinder and air chisel. That took about 3 hours and a lot less advil.

I would highly recommend an air compressor and an air chisel.
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