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
The citristrip definitely helped to make the glue removal easier along with our friend the Multi Tool, but spending time on our knees bending over is hard on our lower backs so we can only do so much before we need to take a break. Lucky for us we live in a beautiful forest, so… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 13: Live Edge Countertop and Even More Glue Removal!
The previous day Don had painted Citristrip on top of the glue on the metal frame of the floor of the bus. With the use of the Multi tool we were able to get the glue off much quicker! So we went ahead and painted the rest of the glue with the Citristrip. We had to… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 12: Glue Removal and We Bought Our Flooring!
Before we can start putting down our new floor, we need to prep the metal frame. There is glue still stuck on the frame from the original floorboards we took out. We want to remove all the glue to have a clean and level surface to lay down our new plywood floors. Ugh, this was not… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 11: If All Else Fails……Clean!
The demolition has been hard, but we are getting closer to the end of this phase. We began day 10 with an early start, good attitudes and the reward of a relaxing bbq after a hard days work. We are enjoying the fact that we can grow veggies while we stay here in the midwest… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 10: SUCCESS – Wood Floor Removal
The plywood floors we originally installed by screwing them into the metal frame of the bus. It looked like we could just unscrew them and take out the floor boards. But as we are learning, it is never that simple! The screws were so old that they had rusted. We had to dig underneath the… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 9: Start of the Sub Floor Removal, Problems and More Obstacles