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Old 11-08-2016, 01:45 PM   #31
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ha!! I could at least buy the chips, oreos and soda-pop aisle out... (hey thats what us computer geeks live on!)

we are about as opposite as it gets and i love it!!

Total ON-Grid here.. so hey why not have a bus as a daily.. I honestly dont believe its much loinger than the dualy crew cab pickups the baseball-dads drive their kids to the games in..

-Christopher
Indeed.

The gas mileage of my Jetta wagon is a little better for a daily tho. I haven't read thru the MPG thread yet but if anyone is posting 42+mpg they: 1) are either lying or 2) need to apply for a patent ASAP.

So you and the OP have folks in FL? I call Tallahassee home even tho I haven't lived there since '99. Too damn hot.

Tobeamiss,
Where's the property in SC? I used to live in Irmo too.
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:45 PM   #32
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Indeed.

The gas mileage of my Jetta wagon is a little better for a daily tho. I haven't read thru the MPG thread yet but if anyone is posting 42+mpg they: 1) are either lying or 2) need to apply for a patent ASAP.

So you and the OP have folks in FL? I call Tallahassee home even tho I haven't lived there since '99. Too damn hot.

Tobeamiss,
Where's the property in SC? I used to live in Irmo too.

I have a house in Columbus ohio and a City apartment in downtown st pete.. my family disowned me.. or maybe I disowned them.. either way.. yeah im in florida and in columbus.. I hate to Shiver.. more like I hate the 97 continuous days of cloudy gray skies we get in columbus so I hide out in the sunshine.. my body has Less insulation than my 1991 Carpenter bus so I hate to be cold and layered up with a bunch of bulky clothes.. summer is hot in st pete but the water helps...and being able to go to ohio too.

-Christopher

P.S. I live more on the FPG than I do the MPG..
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:06 PM   #33
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I have a house in Columbus ohio and a City apartment in downtown st pete.. my family disowned me.. or maybe I disowned them.. either way.. yeah im in florida and in columbus.. I hate to Shiver.. more like I hate the 97 continuous days of cloudy gray skies we get in columbus so I hide out in the sunshine.. my body has Less insulation than my 1991 Carpenter bus so I hate to be cold and layered up with a bunch of bulky clothes.. summer is hot in st pete but the water helps...and being able to go to ohio too.

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Cool. My grandparents on my dad's side were snow birds; WI to West Palm. I could see myself doing that. The weather sucks, grab the flamingos honey, we're leaving!!

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Fuel per gallon. Fuel is measured in gal... oh, Fun Per Gallon. Gotcha!! The GF and I are ready for some major upheaval in our lives. To be posted shortly in my hello post.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:20 PM   #34
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Cool. My grandparents on my dad's side were snow birds; WI to West Palm. I could see myself doing that. The weather sucks, grab the flamingos honey, we're leaving!!

Fuel per gallon. Fuel is measured in gal... oh, Fun Per Gallon. Gotcha!! The GF and I are ready for some major upheaval in our lives. To be posted shortly in my hello post.

in my case its.. 'crap the weather sucks.. Grab a BUS!! and NOT the greyhound!'..

I do like SNOW!!! just not snow and endless grey so yeah I might actually be one of those that would go BACK to Ohio when a massive Blizzard was predicted imminent (thats when snow is fun)...
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Old 11-10-2016, 04:32 PM   #35
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Scrap prices for steel are about 2-3 cents a pound right now so you might want to make sure you can't reuse some of that steel for your build. Also might want to list them on Craigslist cuz even at selling them for $10 each you'll make more than just scrapping them...if they have built in seat belts they should be worth even more.

Scrap yards will allow about 20% of the weight to be non-metal (fluff)...it just depends on the yard, so you might be wasting your time stripping the foam if you can scrap them as-is.
Thanks for the great advice. It just occurred to me today that i probably wouldn't be able to sell the seats because each seat only has 2 legs on one side as the other end of the seat is attached to the wall.
2-3 cents per lb isn't bad. I think each seat frame is roughly 30 lbs or less.....22 seats.... safe to say $17.00 for all. geeeez.
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Is he going about this the right way? I have a impact that goes to 650 ft-lbs. I've no idea what size bolts they are but I doubt they would hold together at 650ft-lbs. Even if they shear, he was going to cut them anyway. As long as they shear quick.
Some of them are breaking off... loving it when that happens. I don't know how many lbs this impact wrench goes to, i borrowed it from my brother who's a mechanic.
Any ideas what we can do differently?
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Indeed.

The gas mileage of my Jetta wagon is a little better for a daily tho. I haven't read thru the MPG thread yet but if anyone is posting 42+mpg they: 1) are either lying or 2) need to apply for a patent ASAP.

So you and the OP have folks in FL? I call Tallahassee home even tho I haven't lived there since '99. Too damn hot.

Tobeamiss,
Where's the property in SC? I used to live in Irmo too.
The property is just outside of Hampton....in Crocketville. The town really doesn't exist anymore and I'm surprised that there's a sign for it.
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Old 11-10-2016, 05:14 PM   #38
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in my case its.. 'crap the weather sucks.. Grab a BUS!! and NOT the greyhound!'..

I do like SNOW!!! just not snow and endless grey so yeah I might actually be one of those that would go BACK to Ohio when a massive Blizzard was predicted imminent (thats when snow is fun)...
-Christopher
I'm with you on the endless gray days!!! I'd rather see sunshine or Snow!!!
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Cool. My grandparents on my dad's side were snow birds; WI to West Palm. I could see myself doing that. The weather sucks, grab the flamingos honey, we're leaving!!

Fuel per gallon. Fuel is measured in gal... oh, Fun Per Gallon. Gotcha!! The GF and I are ready for some major upheaval in our lives. To be posted shortly in my hello post.
That's me too....Oooh the option of living in whatever climate I feel like at the time is soooo alluring and exciting! I can hardly wait to get this conversion complete and hit the road.
Now if I could just get the d*** seats out! lol
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Is he going about this the right way? I have a impact that goes to 650 ft-lbs. I've no idea what size bolts they are but I doubt they would hold together at 650ft-lbs. Even if they shear, he was going to cut them anyway. As long as they shear quick.
It's an IR Titanium and if i knew how to post a picture of it I would. I have to work on that.
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