Aug./Sept. – Taking up the floor is one of the harder parts in a bus demolition. The heavy duty vinyl is glued to the plywood and the plywood is screwed to the steel bus floor. The majority of the screws are rusted in place so the plywood is very difficult to get up even when using a long pry bar.
But persistence pays off and I’m finally down to the bare steel floor. Now to dispose of all the old plywood flooring.
Once I started taking the floor up it was also time to remove the old floor heaters. There were two of them, one in the middle of the floor and one towards the back. Make sure to use some kind of bucket or tub to make sure you catch all the anti-freeze that will drain out of the line once you cut it open. Then to close the system back up I used a 1″ brass U-fitting.
Now that the floor is up it’s time to put my tool chest in the rear of the bus so I can store all my tools in it and get them up off the floor. It’s actually going to stay there permanently once I prep and finish the floor in the very back. I’m measuring in 2.5 feet from the back door and that will be my electrical/solar battery/storage room. I’ll then build a wall across the width of the bus and that will be the back wall of the bedroom on the other side.