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Old 02-22-2018, 01:23 PM   #1
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Side walls in 1999 International

1999 International Amtran Model IS3009.

In an attempt to remove the interior side panels under the windows, I have removed all visible screws (lucky for me, my bus has screws throughout and not rivits). There is a small portion of the top of the panels that is tucked under the lower window trim. When I pulled down on the panel, it didnít budge. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:38 PM   #2
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You may need to pry up that top panel slightly and see if that will help you pull the wall panel down. There may be some caulk or adhesive at the top of the wall panel as well. Just start from the bottom and work your way up the sides with a paint scraper or something similar to make sure there is not adhesive or caulk all the way around the panel.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:41 PM   #3
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you have to remove windows to completely remove interior side walls because of the lip that curls over the window sill area, I watched a video of a guy that removed windows to get the walls totally off. i used a cut off wheel on a hand grinder. cardboard off your windows because sparks will FLY and could crack windows (didnt happen to me) or etch little divots into glass (did happen to mine) hope this helps oh and its most likely galvanized steel and is toxic when grinding so get a good resp. mask!
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:02 PM   #4
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@stavilove... thank you. just reading correctly... technically, i have to remove the windows because that galvanized steel wall has a lip at the top that was most likely mounted before the windows were installed therefore in reversing the process, i have to remove the windows to get to that lip. furthering, are you saying you didn't remove the windows and just used an angle grinder and grinded off the walls OR you did remove your windows and then still had to use the angle grinder? thank you for your information.
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@stavilove... thank you. just reading correctly... technically, i have to remove the windows because that galvanized steel wall has a lip at the top that was most likely mounted before the windows were installed therefore in reversing the process, i have to remove the windows to get to that lip. furthering, are you saying you didn't remove the windows and just used an angle grinder and grinded off the walls OR you did remove your windows and then still had to use the angle grinder? thank you for your information.
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:10 PM   #6
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Construction in this area varies.

On my Thomas, the walls go under a steel piece that is under the lower edge of the window frame. I took one out to check.

So on my bus removing the windows doesn't help.

I did find that grabbing the remaining wall with locking pliers lets you tear the remaining wall and it tears neatly about 1/4" below the windows. What remains won't get in the way so it can be left there.
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I have the same bus, the side panels will slide down it just may take a little force.
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I have the same bus, the side panels will slide down it just may take a little force.
If you were replying to me, I'll try that.
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If you were replying to me, I'll try that.
Sorry Twigg, I was referring to the original post
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Sorry Twigg, I was referring to the original post
I'll try anyway

Tearing them off is fine, but pulling them out would suit my tidy mind.
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