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Old 07-17-2019, 02:01 PM   #1
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How Did You All Do Your Walls Exactly? Iím At The Part Where I Have To Remove Rivets But Dont Know What To Do Afterwards. Do I Put The Walls Back After The Wiring And Insulation Or What?
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:07 PM   #2
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If you mean the lower wall below the windows, in most cases it can't be removed intact as it is welded in most buses. So it is usually cut off at the top, cavity filled with insulation and then woodwork is usually what is used to cover the walls from there.
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:10 PM   #3
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My Bus Is Older And Im Pretty Sure It’s Not Welded To The Bus. My Walls Are Just Riveted To The Bus.
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:11 PM   #4
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Also, Aren’t You Suppose To Do The Wiring Before Insulation?
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My Bus Is Older And Im Pretty Sure It’s Not Welded To The Bus. My Walls Are Just Riveted To The Bus.
How are yours attached at the bottom of the window? Pics?
Also, go to the UserCP and fill out your profile so we know where you are and what bus you are dealing with. It will help answer your questions.
Yes. it is easier to handle all wiring before covering with insulation.
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:38 PM   #6
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How are yours attached at the bottom of the window? Pics?
Also, go to the UserCP and fill out your profile so we know where you are and what bus you are dealing with. It will help answer your questions.
Yes. it is easier to handle all wiring before covering with insulation.
The Green Part(s) Are Right Above The Floor. Would It Be Best To Remove That As Well? But My Biggest Issue Now Are Rivets On The Paneling Below The Windows.
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My walls are all held together with rivets - I took off one side and insulated (though the insulation in there was in very good shape). I did add roofing weather shield against the outside wall.
I did not put sheet metal back - I used wood. And I added my electrical through conduit after the wall - so that I could easily access it in the future. I ran the conduit just above the seat rail.


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The bottom 8" is called the chair rail normally, because the seats attach to it. But it is a critcal part of the structural integrity of the body, do not under any circumstance remove it. It ties the floor and walls together to keep everything from "racking".
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:05 PM   #9
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Oh Ok. But What About When It Comes To Put The Vinyl Flooring And Insulation? Won’t That Be In The Way?
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It should not be in the way. If you remove the inner sheet metal to the wall, the bottom part, below the seat rail should still be in place. I would not try to remove the portion of the wall from the seat rail down.
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