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Old 08-18-2016, 10:07 PM   #21
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Lost power at work today so I left at 6, got home, played with my giant toddler(over 3ft@21mo) put him to bed then did some bus time. All driver side low panels are cut except the rivets behind the emergeny window frame, couldn't run my impact with the boy sleeping. Cut about 1/3 of a ceiling panel's rivets too.

Used my grandfather's 1970s ish Great Falls grinder with a 7" disc, that thing is a beast.

Photos in the morning after I finish tearing the panels.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:13 AM   #22
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couldn't run my impact with the boy sleeping.
Why? It sounds like the young fella is big enough to run the grinder.
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:40 PM   #23
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:56 AM   #24
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all lower panels are out, 2 roof panels down including the really big one.
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:42 AM   #25
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Interesting- looks like bluebird uses the tar (asphalteum to be specific) on some buses too. I've seen under the interior panels of an 88 BB and it didn't have any tar. I wonder if that was an option?
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:52 AM   #26
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maybe it was a year thing? or geographic? ive found there are a lot of things done to busses based on geoprgraphic locations..

Like certain states required the driver and door side windows of busses made after a certain date to have double pane windows to elp with snow and ice...

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Old 08-20-2016, 10:01 AM   #27
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I think it may have to do with high humidity, the insude panels dont seem to sweat much
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I think it may have to do with high humidity, the insude panels dont seem to sweat much
Mine were sweating UNDER the tar.
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:32 PM   #29
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:42 PM   #30
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2 more roof panels down and that front panel that covers the nose lights. Did anyone put that panels back up? seems like a good base for mounting stuff. Supposedly my seats and other scrap are getting hauled off today, if he bails I'm just going to flag down one of the numerous scrappers in town. I'm holding onto 3 seats for now, one for a friend to mount in his work van and 2 as a temp until I can make it to LKQ and get the rear benches out of an early 2000s Escalade, with built in seatbelts.

My bench seats have seatbelts so if anyone in Houstonish wants one speak now or forever hold your peace.

Got the cover off my A/C so I have an idea what I'm working with, its got 3 blowers so I may duct one or two to the front of the bus for OTR A/C.
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