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Old 12-14-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Seat removal tip if you don't have a helper

Use vise-grip pliers on the nut underneath then loosen the bolt from inside. If you have several sets of vice-grips, you can avoid even more trips under the bus.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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For me it was a 4-1/2 grinder with cutoffwheels for the legs in the floor 5 seconds per bolt and then pound out remainig.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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Re: Seat removal tip if you don't have a helper

I've done it both ways. I always feel smarter when I use the vice grips but I really hate crawling under my bus and I really like the noise and sparks and beating on metal --its got more animal energy or something and its dangerous and the bus could catch fire or I could hit myself with the hammer or lose an eye etc.

Yea thats why I like the Bansils method best--and its why I have health insurance--and have had to use it, repeatedly

All kidding aside, the grinder is the way to go. My two cents worth. Jack
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:39 PM   #4
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Re: Seat removal tip if you don't have a helper

grinder with 8 inch cut off wheel....
no guard of course
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Re: Seat removal tip if you don't have a helper

Silly me, I forgot to mention that the guard has to be removed --along with that little ledge thingy that keeps the disc from touching whatever while the grinder is spooling down after shut off. Sorry
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:04 AM   #6
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Re: Seat removal tip if you don't have a helper

Silly guys an 8" grinder is too heavy to use upside down with one hand
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #7
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Angle grinder for sure, be sure aim sparks at your clothing
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Works even better if you soak said clothing in gasoline first.
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No worries, that happens automatically after the grinding sparks melt a hole in your new plastic gas tank.
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LOL You people are evil. Frankly, I hate that grinder but for my bus it was only thing that worked until a guy with tanks and this pretty flaming torch thing came and oh wow...I thought the grinder was scary.
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