Bus Demolition Day 19: Rust Prevention

Our floor beams were clean and shiny so we were ready to paint them with Rustoleum – a rust preventive coating.  For the really bad areas that have a lot of pitting we applied POR15. POR15 recommend you wear gloves and respirators and follow this 3 Step Process:Use a rag to clean the metal with the… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 19: Rust Prevention

Bus Demolition Day 18: Now We Understand What Burn Out Is

Day 18 of demolition was our 6 year Anniversary as a couple, yet we were in the bus working hard on what was probably the sweatiest day yet. The temperature was in the 90’s (which means inside the bus it’s about 110 degrees Fahrenheit) with about 86 % humidity. The metal frame was looking nice and… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 18: Now We Understand What Burn Out Is

Bus Demolition Day 17: Rust Removal, No Problem!

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to LA but unfortunately I (Mela) caught a cold on the way back home.  So Don headed back into the bus solo so I could get some rest. We were so close to being done with these floors (we have been doing this for what feels like forever) so he… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 17: Rust Removal, No Problem!

Bus Demolition Day 16: We Are Going Back to LA!

We couldn’t believe we were still working on the same jobs – cleaning the glue off the frame, rust removal and taking the seat rails out.  Check out our previous blogs for day 12, 13 and 14 if you want to see how we did this. After much trial and error we found a good… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 16: We Are Going Back to LA!

Bus Demolition Day 15: A Place to Park Our Bus

We had to start to think of what we needed for our build now that the demolition is coming to an end.  One of the things we were concerned about was that the ground we are currently parked on is not level. It’s going to be important to be on level ground during our build… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 15: A Place to Park Our Bus

Bus Demolition Day 14: Sparks Fly!!! Seat Rail Removed

With the wooden floorboards and the glue removed, next up we needed to take out the seat rails to create a level surface for our new floorboards.  These rails were put in to attach the passenger seats down to the floor, but serve us no purpose. The rails are welded down about every 6 inches.… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 14: Sparks Fly!!! Seat Rail Removed