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Old 06-01-2020, 04:31 PM   #1
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Handicap bus flooring

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New here! Need some input on the flooring of our bus. We purchased a 06 Blue Bird handicap bus with wheelchair lift.
My issue is the flooring, the tracks installed to lock in the wheelchairs with a bolt every 4 inches and four rows of them. To remove them I have to loosen the nut from under the bus while having someone in the bus.
I cannot get to everyone so with that I can't remove all the tracks.
Has anyone just laid flooring down over the original floor?
Any suggestions would be great.

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Old 06-01-2020, 06:04 PM   #2
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This is how I handled mine...
https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/f...tml#post313611

Yes they're a pain, but it's so rewarding to have them out and have a clean slate to work with!

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We had the same situation in our bus. If you can't get a helper, get all the plywood up first. Then if you can pry up on the rail at one end you can get a cutting wheel under it to cut one bolt at a time. Don't forget to get all the washers and cut off bolts from under the bus afterwards. It really does work better with 2 people.
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:56 PM   #4
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Thank you for your replies. We are not planning on living on the bus just using for weekend trips.
So from what I read there is no answer other than getting them out. No way to lay flooring over the strips?

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Thank you for your replies. We are not planning on living on the bus just using for weekend trips.
So from what I read there is no answer other than getting them out. No way to lay flooring over the strips?

C-
You could leave them in place, but all the plywood often is more rotten than you think, and usually hides a lot of rust that needs remediation. Best to get it out.

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