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Old 05-21-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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02 e450 Ready to start

I just got my bus home to storage yard today. I drove it 49 miles and was sweet.
I think I have lucked out with this one.!
I will start on the seat removal tomorrow
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:01 PM   #2
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Nice ride! What are your plans for the build?
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:56 AM   #3
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Nice ride! What are your plans for the build?
I am starting simple so I can register it as an RV.....Bed,sink,cooker and toilet.
I have been a full time Rv'er for the past ten years in my 27' Winnebago so I am used to the minimalistic lifestyle.
This was a dream of my wife and mine for a long time.
My wife died unexpectedly last August but I decided to follow through with the dream.
I will be posting updates.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:19 PM   #4
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I got most of the decals off today, they came off really easy with a single sided razor blade in a holder.
I got all the easy bolts off the seats but will have to grind the rest.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:24 PM   #5
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Welcome Fred. Good luck on your build and post lots of pics
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:26 PM   #6
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Welcome Fred. Good luck on your build and post lots of pics
Thanks.
I will.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:58 AM   #7
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I removed the seats and mirrors and the rest of the decals.
I ended up just breaking of the seats by lifting them back and forth until they snapped. The bolts are still there, with the foot of the seats. I will cut them off later.
I took the padding off each seat then posted Free scrap metal on Craigslist.
In 30 minutes they were gone.
The padding went in the dumpster.
Today will be the framework.
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:54 PM   #8
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Bed frame done, where does the time go.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:55 PM   #9
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Very nice! You got bit by the bus bug ;)
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:15 PM   #10
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Very nice! You got bit by the bus bug ;)
Big time. I have been planning this for about two years.
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