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Old 04-08-2008, 11:56 AM   #11
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Holy crap, you're moving along quite swiftly! I'm assuming you're not going to take the floor out? My bus had this nasty, musty smell in it, but after I pried the vinyl/plywood floor out, the smell went away. Plus I was able to do a little rust preventing while I had it off also. Whatever floats your boat, but doing a little TLC to the floor might be a good investment in the long run.
Well the plan is to lay down carpet before I even mount anything. What you see there is just a mock up so we could figure out leg room. I'm thinking of taking the floor up to the back of the driver seat/stair well to start over with a nice foundation. I know for a fact i will be pulling out that step though. After seeing the rust on yours I'm convinced i may have a similar thing happening to me.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:19 AM   #12
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I had rust on my floor and the plywood was rotten.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:43 PM   #13
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I had rust on my floor and the plywood was rotten.
Its kinda weird. I pulled up some of the floor around the side door and the bus door to check for rust and I found that the vinyl is put down directly on the metal floor. I check a few other spots to make sure and it looks as if there is no plywood at all under it.
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:06 AM   #14
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Well its been a while since i have updated the progress on my bus. Working on free weekends we(Friends, family and myself) have made significant progress. First thing done was to get the shocks, front tires, and exhaust replaced. After this was done we focused on the interior. All seats are now mounted to the floor, the carpet has been put down, and the sound system installed.

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Something a little extra added to the rear...


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The next step is to get the two front chrome sims remounted.
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