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Old 11-28-2020, 04:17 PM   #1
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Hello! What have I done?!

Hello everyone, I'm new here. Just brought my 2008 Thomas home. and boy oh boy is it overwhelming to think of all the work required! lol
Anyone else have freak outs during the demolition stage?

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Old 11-28-2020, 04:30 PM   #2
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Oh Yeah! I finally got my bus home in August...haven't had much time to work on it. I have managed to remove all the seat belts and a few seats. It's very discouraging not making much progress...but, I try to set small goals...like removing a couple of seats at a time...and also to keep in mind that any progress is good. Tomorrow, I will finally finish a house remodel project that had priority...so now, when the weather permits, I'll be able to focus more on my bus. I hope to have the interior gutted by spring so I can deal with any rust issues and start the conversion.
So, it can seem over whelming but any thing you do is progress.
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Old 11-28-2020, 05:02 PM   #3
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Nice bus, hopefully a good purchase. Some (if not most / all) MB engines are known for being difficult to source parts for when needed, however. Welcome to the community, and enjoy getting down with the sickness!
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:19 PM   #4
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I had a freakout moment when I stuck my head inside the wheel well and realized I could see inside my bus. For the first few days of ownership, I was too afraid to go underneath my bus for fear it was about to collapse on top of me.

If that's a bus from up north, your predicted first freakout moment will be when you get the seats and plywood out and see the floor.
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Old 11-29-2020, 01:35 PM   #5
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That's exactly the point that I'm at. Seats and plywood removed. I have to reseal all the windows next then clean out the rust.
Going to be a long and arduous process.
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