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Old 06-07-2020, 06:14 PM   #41
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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.
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Old 06-07-2020, 07:30 PM   #42
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This is a very cool project you have going! I can't wait to keep reading as you progress! Very Cool build!!
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Old 06-07-2020, 09:23 PM   #43
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It will be interesting to see where you end up making the final separation. Looking forward to that picture.
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Old 06-08-2020, 10:10 PM   #44
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Frochevy and Native, thanks, and yes , it will be very exciting to see the separation. Hope i do not forget to take a picture .
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Old 06-09-2020, 09:19 PM   #45
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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.
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Old 06-11-2020, 03:39 PM   #46
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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.
Tomorrow further.
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Old 06-12-2020, 06:10 PM   #47
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I often think that if MacGyver and Albert Einstein had a love-child, they would name if Johan.
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Old 06-12-2020, 07:46 PM   #48
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eeehhhh, who of the two would perform the birth


I think more in the direction of Frankenstein.. Both of these parts come from the, dare I say graveyard or maybe it was more on the way to the graveyard..hmmm. this almost could imply necroph....


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Old 06-13-2020, 05:28 PM   #49
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A little more work today.. The rear 4 body mounts came loose. And also took the bumper of. Turned the bus around and parked it next to the mog so that it is easier to transfer the shell.

Now another 4 mounts and some sawing and cutting before I need the crane to move it over for a first assessment.
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Old 06-20-2020, 09:40 PM   #50
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I am getting excited at seeing the transfer apparatus.
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