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Old 06-30-2018, 10:53 PM   #1
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This girl is the best

Here is the wife after working the bottom end of seat removal

It's really nice to have a lady willing to get dirty with me on this project
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:07 AM   #2
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:52 AM   #3
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I was the one under the bus last week. I know that she earned a few dinners out and some dishwashing from you!

Does she (or do you) have any tips on getting out the first seat on the passenger side? On my bus, it's a narrower seat to allow folks better access into and out of the bus. But that means its 'aisle bolts' are above the fuel tank.

And I'll need access above the fuel tank to put in my co-pilot's chair. Any thoughts? I'm afraid I'll need to drop the cage and tank.

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Old 07-01-2018, 10:26 AM   #4
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On those, I just cut the bolt from the top side using a cutting wheel, and the bolt dropped out. It may live on top on the fuel tank if you can't reach it...

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Old 07-01-2018, 11:56 AM   #5
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I saw your thread on that, I don't know if we can help. Ours is a pusher with a hundred gal tank, we couldn't see some of the nuts but there was just enough room to feel for them. A couple places there were not nuts and bolts more like the bolts had a piont and no nut.

The hardest part was sitting up to get an angel to reach up there, that's why she was under I'm 6'4" and just couldn't get my big frame in some spots
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:41 PM   #6
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Spouse support is great. I saw my beautiful wife once poke her head out the front window to see if I was okay.... LOL, just kidding, but not too involved in the build. she'll love it when it is done and we can take our fam on trips.
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:28 PM   #7
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Great to see the wives help. I would not be doing our bus without my wife, she has helped every step of the way. Today building closets while I worked on the engine.
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:31 PM   #8
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Nice for you to have some help.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:30 PM   #9
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:36 PM   #10
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Congrats on the helpers! There are times I'd kill just have another pair of hands. There are some tasks that with a helper takes 60 seconds...while working alone takes four hours.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:51 PM   #11
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My wife pitches in when we can get someone to cover the little ones. Heck, she's the only reason the solar panels are up.IMG_20180617_155958.jpeg
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:18 PM   #12
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As the wife and second set of hands , i can say if im not helping,its not getting done, and everything is way more difficult than anticipated!
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:06 PM   #13
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:10 PM   #14
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I never got much help on my bus build. In the beginning, my friend Ashley and her boyfriend helped me remove the seats and gut the interior and install the solar panels. Wifey and her friend Cherie did some staining. My Amish buddy Moses was the biggest help in my build. Now it's just me again.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:36 PM   #15
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It's awesome to see so many partners doing their builds together. Kristen went from having zero construction experience to wielding a finish nailer with the flourish of Annie Oakley!
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:46 PM   #16
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OK...I admit to the sin of envy. Would be mighty nice just to have a second pair of hands.
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:23 AM   #17
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Die grinder or cut off saw, harbor freight to the rescue
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:00 AM   #18
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:20 PM   #19
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