The seat rail attack has officially been launched. Weapon of choice: angle grinder.
The cheapo angle grinder that I purchased today has proven to be a perfectly suitable tool for removing the seat rails. Suitable, but slow. It took 2 hours to cut through 4 feet of rail, which means that it’ll take approximately 25 more hours to finish shearing the tops of the rails off. My back already aches just thinking about it.
I’m relieved to know that it will work. I tested a small section of the rail to see if it really would come off, and did a happy dance in my head upon hearing the satisfying thunk of metal popping apart.
Grinding the heads off the bolts will probably take another several hours. So it looks like you’re in for a boring couple of weeks as I slowly work through these rails. I’ll try to keep things interesting—but no promises, I like to keep expectations low.
Here’s the time lapse video from today. Have you already figured out what’s eventually coming? Yep, a time lapse video of the entire conversion, start to finish. I thought it’d be a good idea to share the dailies with you, so you don’t feel like I kept you in the dark along the way.
Yes, I’m a safety nerd. I care about my lungs, my eyeballs, and my hearing. Apparently more so than the skin on my hands.