Hi guys, so here’s an update on the bus. I got the side panels removed from the school bus and it’s more of the same as far as the technique that I used to remove all of the other panels. You can refer back to this post. That post goes through the process that I used to remove the rivets and screws.
Why did I remove the side panels?
So I started off by removing the driver side panels and it wasn’t too difficult to remove. It seems like I’m getting better at removing these rivets and screws and soon I’ll be a pro. It took me just about two weeks to remove both sides. But that’s me only going about 3 hours every time and maybe 4 days out of the week. I started by only removing the driver side because that’s where we intended to put the slide out. After I removed the side panels we noticed that there was a huge amount of soot buildup between the frame of the bus and the side panels. Also, it had inadequate insulation. I knew that if I did not remove the other side, I would’ve ended up regretting it. I know this is adding extra work to this project. It’s not only removing the side panels but now it’s putting them back up. And with next summer as a deadline every minute counts. But I definitely know that removing the side panels is going be the right choice in the long run.
Here is the video. Thanks for watching.
What is to come?
While I wait for parts for the slide out that we are building, I will begin removing the wood from the floors. We need to see what’s going on under those wood floors. Hopefully it’s not too bad. Let’s see if I can keep up this pace.