Actually cutting up the body has been kind of fun…it’s a big, noisy and somewhat tedious job, But not that hard.
Having the right tools to do the project is pretty important and does save a bunch of time and effort..
I took a good sized portion of our last buses roof off with a cheap $20.00 jigsaw and a hammer and chisel. Now that was a hard job.
My arms vibrated and my jaw hurt for a week afterward from all the saw kickbacks I took in the face……
But that’s when I didn’t know about which tools were the right ones to use for the job.
I’m using a Dewalt Sawzall and grinder to take the roof and such off our bus now….and they’re doing a pretty good job of it.
The only thing I’m not happy about is I can’t get up on our roof and cut through it using the sawzall because it covered in ice.
So I’m having to make my roof cuts from the inside….which is no fun.
Cutting through the side walls is pretty easy.
I just measure out what I’m going to cut and drill out holes using my drill w/ a holesaw at each corner.
Cut the bottom section out first so it doesn’t bind up the saw blade. Then use the sawzall to take out the sides and top.
I was tempted to rent one of those big monster elec. or gas operated metal cutting saws to do this …but figured sawzalls , at least for me are scary enough to use …so I stuck with the less scary tool.
I have heard it’s pretty easy to cut big sheets of metal using a circular saw and a metal cutting blade, and might try that for the sections of the bus were going to take to the dump.