More deconstructing. The door frame ,bus body and van body are tied together here. So it takes some effort to separate it without to much damage.
The body to frame mounts did not want to budge with the impact. Tomorrow I will try with a breaker bar and otherwise slice the but.
A little more work today... Cut a section of the skirt of the bus. Could have been an inch more but the rubrail would have to be taken off. So first this way... Could not get the body mounts to cooperate so tomorrow I am going to drill holes in the floor from the inside so that I can attack them from both sides.
After all the rain this was a good day to work on the body mounts.
Since the wooden floor was out and I was working on bare aluminum it was easy to use a hole saw to get access to the bolt head from the body mounts.
To be honest this is piss poor engineering practise from bluebird / girardin. The bolt head is not locked and not accessible so there is no way to take the nut of. Anyhow no problem drilling the holes for me and locking the nut under the bus. One was rotted and broke off.
Two of the body mount brackets above the rear axle have to be cut..then I went on and cut the skirt on the driver side of the bus.
My last battery gave up on the last cut.