Hey guys, remember us?
Our build thread should be up shortly as we've finally started converting. We've been held back by a never ending parade of set backs. First it was losing the only set of keys, then it was having someone hook the batteries up with the terminals reversed frying some electrical components, then the only garage that can handle buses in our area took FOREVER to get the inspection done.
But we're back and at work.
Except those F%&$#!# rivets!
We actually got super lucky and almost everything on the bus is held together by screws that came out in no time at all
Except the l track / seat belt tracks on the walls. They have some nice big rivets going into the frame behind the wall, and we can't get them out.
The track system makes it pretty much impossible to get anything to grind/cut the heads off, and I've gone through the best drill bits I can find. Even a diamond headed one!
This has me scratching my head. Short of cutting the rest of the panel off and attacking them from behind, I'm out of ideas. I read through all the posts I remember discussing rivets, but didn't find anything I haven't tried.
Tips are appreciated, as are links to other people overcoming these same challenges!