Here we go again

Déjàvu… Yep start again from zero. Good thing that we got experience now, so it shouldn’t take long before we are ready for the next stage. The seats got to come out, follow by the toilet and the air conditioning ducts… Now as far as a new name, I actually decide to keep Luigi “Gigi” alive. So the name will stay the same.

Got a friend to help me out… (while I’m taking pictures  😀 )

 

Having previous experience and more importantly no rust or underfloor nuts to deal with, made this job a piece of cake

 

Less than half an hour and the left bank of seat was gone.. 😉

 

A different approach. Remove all bolts first then remove all the seats at once. Will it be quicker?

 

Oh yeah… It is definitely much quicker…

 

Ready to unload the last few seats

 

Voila. Seats are all gone.

 

 

Now the aircon duct and the toilet…all under the keen eye of my new supervisor… 😀

 

I was trying to finish in one day but the toilet proved to be the safest place to be in the event of a collision… The toughest dunny I ever come across. A mixture of silicon, 4mm aluminium, 16mm plywood, Hi tensile screws, rivets, quick grip glue, vinyl and carpet…

That’s why in Chapter I, I mentioned the fact that I was happy that the Austral had no toilet. It doesn’t add any value to the project and it just takes more of your valuable time away and more crap to dump at the local tip (no pun intended  😉 )

 

The next day the actual toilet seat is out (it was actually the easier part) but there is still so much stuff to remove before you get to the screws and rivets holding it all together. Still, happy to see no rust or leakages in this area…

It will probably take another day to actually finish removing the lot from the inside. Then is just a matter to measure the floor and see if the old original plan still fit or we need to modify it…

 

 

Just yesterday bolts and nuts recovered from the seats… 9.2kg of metal that could be re-used if need it…