Originally Posted by fireguy9993
Im not sure if you've tried this, but many have used an angle grinder on the bolts to get them out. It might save you the trips in and out of the bus.
I would much rather do that, but I can't right now. I'm at my sister's house for the next few days and all my power tools are about 150 miles away.
I'll be heading out of here soon so if I can't get them out while I'm here, I'll get out the grinder when I get home.
Originally Posted by Chuck Webb
I really like the black old school bus too!
Ya, it's a cool bus. I really like it, but it just won't work for what I want. If I didn't have so many project vehicles I would keep it and do some work on it. But with this new bus I now have 5 vehicles and a travel trailer. And of those 5 vehicles, 3 are big. I have the two buses and a 2 1/2 ton '52 Studebaker military truck. I really need to thin down the herd a little.
I got 7 of the seats out in a few hours. Over half way there...
I also got the stop sign and all it's hardware removed from the driver's side. Looks much cleaner. Now I just have to weld up those holes for the mounts and for the sign's air hose.
The bus has an air tank mounted to the frame for the operation of the stop sign. I don't have air brakes so it serves no other use. I haven't really looked to find out what kind of compressor runs the system, but if it can keep up with the demand, I have an idea for it. I'm going to run lines to both the front and rear of the bus ending in NPT air fittings so that I can connect an air hose for filling up tires etc. Assuming the compressor can keep up, that is. If it can't, I still have some ideas to make it work.
My entertainment system while working on the bus...
What was really funny was all the kids getting off the bus from school and coming over to see MY bus! I even had a couple of friends of my sister's kids hang around for nearly 2 hours while I was working on it.