Soooo.... Finally the weather was dry and warm enough to start the demo on the MoHo. I took some starting pics, than planned on getting everything in the main salon ripped out; Yeah right! I thought it would be an easy thing to unbolt the barrel chairs from the deck, rip up the carpet and start on the gaucho.
I took out the center tv stand first. A pain in the @zz since i had to use a regular screw driver since the power one would strip the screws.
The after realizing that I couldn't remove the chairs from the posts and had to unbolt them from the deck I went to work. There was no way I could get an angle on the nuts with out raising the front levelers. So, being smart I ran down to Northern Tool and picked up some Jack stands. I was able to score a pair of 12 ton stands for $79! Awesome. No fear of laying there and having the MoHo crush me!
Of course the stand ratchet was a little tight from being brand new, sooo while working to loosen it up, the center steel brace falls and crushes my finger. Ouch! Well the only real damage was my pride and a nasty bruise.
I lefted the front and put the stands in place and realized there is no way I was going to be able to do this myself. Airstream must have used a contortionist to hold the nuts underneath while someone above turned the bolt. So the wife came over and helped while I crawled underneath (lots more room with the stands
). How the heck they got the one on top of the propane tank I am still trying to figure out!
We finally got all the bolts out and removed the barrel chair! One down and one to go tomorrow. The bright side is I got an good excuse to go to Northern Tool
The bad news it only cost me a bruised finger and my ego! I attached a couple photos.
Oh by the way, when pulling up nasty dirty 20 year old carpet, a tyvek suit is recommended! Since I didn't have one I settled for the shower with laundry detergent and a tire brush!
By the way, for laughs I set up my webcam to shoot a picture every 24 seconds figuring over the course of the afternoon to watch the progress. Not alot of progress to watch, but still funny!
edit: Darn video won't upload. Any suggestions?