Hello. Me and my wife just bought a bus. We purchased an 1990 32 foot bus from a church and before that it was used by the military. It looks like a school bus but does not have the eight way signs. It does have a stop paddle. Me and my wife spent tonight removing 2 bus seats. It only took us about 2 hours till we figured out a rhythm to it. We tried the grinder method...that was too slow. Then we tried hand tools and that did not work. The bolts kept spinning. So I climbed under the bus to hold the nuts with a wrench while my wife operated the power drill to remove the bolts. That worked! Dam there sure is a lot of rust on those bolts! We are from Lacey, WA and this is our first bus. The goal is to try and get the seats out and then we are debating if we should redo the floor. Any ideas or thoughts? Also I am not sure how people build the frame work. Do you screw into the metal of the bus? Some told me you can use glue to secure paneling or plywood to the sides and ceilings of the bus and then nail your frame work into that. If we re did the floor we could screw into the floor with the frame work but we are not sure on the sides or ceilings of the bus. We were going to use 2x2s instead of 2x4s for the frame work. Good idea or not? Any thoughts are welcome.
Hope to get to know some people on this board. Jay