Tearing into a old bus
I'm looking at restoring a 1949 Ford school bus. Once restored, I'd like to make it into a camper. Its been parked in the same place my whole life, 43 years. The over all top is in good shape no rust some of the floor has rusted through, and the steps are shot. There are three or four dents on the curved parts going to the roof. What I want to know is, has anyone worked on a bus this old, and what is involved in taking the inner panels out to do the body work what kind of insulation do you run into, I guess I really don't want to tear into any asbestos(at least without a respirator). Some of the panels are held in place with large head Phillips screws other parts are riveted in. I'm going to be able to get it for about $100. For me it has too many cool features still in good shape to let it get cut up for scrap. Thanks for any info.