Well, it was a fun summer with 8 quick trips and 15 nights spent in Rosa Bus. I've been slowly getting back to bus work now that paid work has eased a bit. The first order of business was to remove the rear bed, and cover the couch and cabinet with plywood to prevent damage.
After that I began pulling the end caps off and then the ceiling.
As Vineyardseashell notes in her thread, Girardin uses a combination of stainless rivets and adhesive to attach the aluminum inner panels. I popped the center pins in with a pointed bit on an air chisel and then drilled the rivet heads loose. Some pins don't pop and require drilling out fully. I could then use a sharpened air chisel blade to pop the rivets loose and free the adhesive from the frames and other panels. Some came off quick and some- especially at corners- were challenging. I probably spent 2 hours getting the little piece off behind the driver's seat and the sidewall.
As you can see, a leak above created a good bit of rust on some horizontal frames. One has a couple of rust holes. I will hit them with Ospho Rust converter and probably reinforce the badly damaged one.
It's hard to get motivated now that it's about 30 degrees out (and in the bus). A wee bit frustrating to have a diesel heater installed but not wired in completely. Once I finish the really dirty work and insulating, I may do some temporary wiring to get it running. Next up are 101 details to tackle before insulation: Wiring, blocking for interior finishes, sealing holes and leaks, installing tracks for the solar panel. I'd really like to get it spray foamed but need it to be warmer for some of these things. Trying to find a shop to park in for the next couple months.