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Old 09-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #11
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Re: Original Floors... Pros/Cons of Stripping VS Replacement

This damage is caused by the out gassing of the starting battery directly below the floor in this section.







This is right in front of the drivers side rear tire.











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Old 09-21-2013, 10:16 PM   #12
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Front, passenger side.


















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Old 09-21-2013, 10:18 PM   #13
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Inside the rear clip of the bus. Before I washed it, there was 3 inches of dirt packed between the layers.









One of the the design flaws of the bus body floor. Although it's extremely strong, it causes irreversible corrosion. If this was channel iron, you could clean the rust off, and stop it.



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Old 09-21-2013, 10:32 PM   #14
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Re: Original Floors... Pros/Cons of Stripping VS Replacement

One more flaw that allows corrosion to take hold. This is where sections of the floor are attached together.



To replace the floor around the engine, and under the drivers feet would be a pain. Every instrument on the dash, the parking break, steering, brake reservoir, heaters, fans, ect would have to be removed and reinstalled.



I removed the 90,000 BTU heater so I could rework the floor in that spot, and regain the leg room for my wife.



A piece of the rusted side skin, and the fuel tank access in the floor. The space between the fuel tank and the floor was packed completely solid with dirt and salt, causing corrosion.



Inside the back clip.





Out side of the rear clip.





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Old 09-21-2013, 10:45 PM   #15
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Re: Original Floors... Pros/Cons of Stripping VS Replacement

I have seen horror movies that weren't this scary.
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Ya..... that was pretty intense.
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I have seen horror movies that weren't this scary.

X2. I think I'm going to have nightmares tonight. Nat, why are you starting with a bus in that condition. Did you get it for cheap. I can't imagine the amount of time and expense required to fix it.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:48 AM   #18
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I have seen horror movies that weren't this scary.

X2. I think I'm going to have nightmares tonight. Nat, why are you starting with a bus in that condition. Did you get it for cheap. I can't imagine the amount of time and expense required to fix it.
The sad thing is, it's not nearly as bad as I made it look. It's the way I took the pics.

I payed $2000 for it. I wanted a flat nose, and it was the best of the bunch. It has also been a great leaning experience. Even if I decide not to convert it, I can still sell the drive train for more than I payed. There are also quite a few parts I need for my Haul All. And I love collecting mechanical Cummins engines. This makes number 4.

Where did the OP go. It feels kind of lonely in here.

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Old 10-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #19
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Re: Original Floors... Pros/Cons of Stripping VS Replacement

Good grief that is one rusty bus!!!! I thank my lucky stars we got a bus from California. There's is some minimal surface rust around the front windows and on the back seat rest from where the rear window has leaked for years, but nothing a wire wheel and some ospho can't handle.

We were going to pull up the entire rubber floor, decided to only do the rear because the wood below the rubber is in excellent condition. If we had a regular bus, we would have pulled the rubber and plywood to paint the metal floor. Crown only has a frame and marine grade plywood.
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I have seen horror movies that weren't this scary.

X2. I think I'm going to have nightmares tonight. Nat, why are you starting with a bus in that condition. Did you get it for cheap. I can't imagine the amount of time and expense required to fix it.
The sad thing is, it's not nearly as bad as I made it look. It's the way I took the pics.

I payed $2000 for it. I wanted a flat nose, and it was the best of the bunch. It has also been a great leaning experience. Even if I decide not to convert it, I can still sell the drive train for more than I payed. There are also quite a few parts I need for my Haul All. And I love collecting mechanical Cummins engines. This makes number 4.

Where did the OP go. It feels kind of lonely in here.

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I agree you will do ok parts/money wise but time wise, it will take many hours to fix all that rust.
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