UPDATE: My buddy and I set off to start on the bus last night. We got banged up before we got there which was funny
I hit my buddy in the elbow with a crowbar while we were packing stuff in his car (by accident). I cut my finger starting the generator by pulling the cord too hard, we couldn't start it so I kept pulling. My buddy went down to hear if the motor was catching and as he dropped on all fours to put his ear near the motor I yanked it, started it and it sounded like a gun shot went off. My buddy came up laughing holding his hear because of the deafening sound.
After being a bunch of knuckleheads and not even being able to take the wheel off the grinder we finally got going. I worked on tearing up the floor,seperating the seat cushions from the seats and removing garbage while he removed the seats. A few things...
1. THE FLOORING ON THE STEPS....SWEET MOTHER is it hard to get up. They have to use the worlds strongest glue to secure the flooring on the steps. I didn't get all of it last night.
2. GARBAGE, GARBAGE, GARBAGE. I read on here of all the garbage you will find when you start taking the seats out but you don't realize it until you do it. Thankfully there was a dumpster we could use and we were able to remove it.
3. BRING A DRILL...my dumb butt was using different screwdrivers to unscrew stuff from the floor and wall. I definitely got a lot of forearm work in last night, that's for sure.
4. BRING A "HOE". Some of you call it a razor scraper but it's a gardening tool or ice breaker and it makes taking up the floor so easy. So does a crowbar!
To wrap it up. We got all the seats out, removed the bottom seats from the metal, unscrewed 267,000 screws and tore up 80% of the floor. Next week when we go back we will finish taking up the floor, unscrew the brackets along the bottom of the floor and hopefully clean the floor with rustoleum. All while blasting Pantera or Disturbed on our portable radio.
Oh...we only needed to use 2 discs to get out 9 seats. $1.89 per disc. Also, the angle grinder is so much easier than having someone sit under the bus holding the bolt while the other person un-screws it. We also bought a $15 flood light since we were doing this at night. It ran off the generator we borrowed. A few final bolts we started screwing around and just ripped the seat off the floor like the Incredible Hulk. I was too exhausted to upload pictures when I got home but I will do so when I get home from work today.
Rolling up the floor to start things off
First seat out
Part of the seat that will be used as cushions for our couch