Bus Demolition Day 6: Design Talk and Wall/Vent Removal

The bus demolition is taking us much longer than we thought it would, but we are slowly making progress. We completed taking out the walls, side panels and air conditioning vents that run along the floor.   There was a layer of fiberglass under the wall panels with this terribly sticky black tar-like glue that has become… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 6: Design Talk and Wall/Vent Removal

Bus Demolition Day 5: Things Get Stinky – Toilet and Tank Removal

We were dreading this day, but the time had come to take out the toilet.   The restroom floor, toilet seat and wall were just one long piece of stainless steel.  The room basically had to come out in one piece, which took pure brute force. Don pulled, shoved and kicked it out. With his final kick… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 5: Things Get Stinky – Toilet and Tank Removal

Bus Demolition Day 4: Ceiling Removal

We started out with such enthusiasm and this is the day where things started to become…..well less fun. We took down the ceiling metal panels and then rolled out as much of the fiberglass insulation as we could.  We quickly learned that we were not prepared. Teeny tiny bits of fiber glass were falling down on… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 4: Ceiling Removal

Bus Demolition Day 3: Drivers side Bin Removal

Having made many mistakes taking down the first luggage bin, this side went much easier and quicker.  We used a floor jack to to hold up a 2×4 that propped up one side of the bins while we unscrewed the other side.  It’s still heavy and it came down hard, but it went smoothly and… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 3: Drivers side Bin Removal

Bus Demolition Day 2: Bin Breakdown

Having managed to get the luggage bin down on one side of the bus, we set ourselves the task of figuring out how to break them down into smaller pieces and get them out of the bus.  There were a lot of wires to cut, fluorescent bulbs to carefully take out, and at times it… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 2: Bin Breakdown

Bus Demolition Day 1: Overhead Bin Removal

We have settled into our temporary dwelling, Don’s parents basement.  Yup, we are in our 40’s and moving back in with the folks! We are so grateful for this support as it allows us time and space to make this conversion happen.  And now we begin to build our dream bus. We started with taking down… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 1: Overhead Bin Removal