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Old 08-25-2010, 07:20 AM   #61
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Beautiful set up. Once I have a job I'm looking forward to doing something similar.....
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:46 AM   #62
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Certainly looks great! Will check around here for slate prices. Thanks!
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:16 PM   #63
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175 rivets today...

That's just on the outside of the door...




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Old 08-26-2010, 11:50 PM   #64
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I can't understand the justification for that many rivets.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:21 AM   #65
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Re: The Dirtybus...

I believe this door was added to the bus after it was originally sold...

The seal was completely different than the rear door...



Stickers suck...

Spent the other day removing stickers...

Hit them with a heat gun and scrap... Rinse... Repeat...

Using Goo Gone to get the sticky crap off afterward...
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:28 AM   #66
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Wish I weren't on the other side of the counrty. Would love to swap some of my labor for that door!
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:03 PM   #67
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Went and picked up the foam rubber for the mattresses and cushions...

30"x72"x3"... Should be comfy...





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Old 08-31-2010, 10:16 PM   #68
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Well, it started raining here today...

I got the frame for the side door out and was cutting metal to fill it last night when I heard the weather report on the news... So, I threw the windows back in temporarily on the passenger side and taped plastic over the big hole I just made in the side of my bus...

I had to deal with school schedules for the kids this morning then started on the inside rivets... God I hate rivets...

I was cutting the head off with a cut off wheel at first, then hit it with a hammer and punch... That was working, but I soon realized how many cut off wheels I was gonna go threw and started to rethink my technique...

I tried getting a saw-z-all blade behind the sheet and cut the shaft of the rivet with no luck...

I went back to the cut straight into the head and attack with the air chisel... Taking way to long and my hand is numb...

Using a cutting torch doesn't seem like a good idea, because they are galvanized sheets and fiber glass insulation behind that...

Anyone have any ideas??? I've got hundreds more to go and at this rate I could make a career out of rivet removal with no retirement in the near future...

There's got to be a better way... I'm open to just about anything right now...
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:15 PM   #69
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The technique that works best for me is drilling them. It goes quick enough. The only thing that sucks in my opinion, is the bits of metal that get all over you when you're drilling them overhead. I wear goggles (of course), a paper mask, and a welding cap.
It works for me.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:19 AM   #70
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could get that compressed air weapon that dude used in "no country for old men"
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