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Old 11-04-2018, 08:18 PM   #1
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Interior wall panels

I have a 2006 international re300. Taking out interior wall panels currently . I have all the screws out which wasnít tough at all ( a lot of people deal with rivets) but the wall panels go under and up behind the windows it seems. Pain in the ass. Either I have to remove windows, which Iím not sure how to do, or cut the wall panels at the top to get the full removed . Anybody else have to deal with this type of wall panel/ window situation?
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:32 PM   #2
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I think most people cut the wall panel. There's a thread about it somewhere. Our windows were a piece of cake to remove, FWIW, but they were leaking and needed to removed anyway.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:28 PM   #3
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I have a 2000 international re, found out after taking out my windows that the inside wall panels are spot welded in and took a lot of effort to remove, it was easier to get a cutting wheel and cut along the bottom edge of the window mounts. As for taking out the windows there should be screws that have dimpled washers that overlap the window frame between each window. Remove the screws & washers and the only thing left holding them in should be the weather epoxy, might take a little effort to pull or push them out but nothing else was holding them in place on my bus. I'll see if i can grab some pictures tomorrow after work.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:46 PM   #4
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I have a 2000 international re, found out after taking out my windows that the inside wall panels are spot welded in and took a lot of effort to remove, it was easier to get a cutting wheel and cut along the bottom edge of the window mounts. As for taking out the windows there should be screws that have dimpled washers that overlap the window frame between each window. Remove the screws & washers and the only thing left holding them in should be the weather epoxy, might take a little effort to pull or push them out but nothing else was holding them in place on my bus. I'll see if i can grab some pictures tomorrow after work.
That’s what I read somewhere else. And that’d be great. Appreciate it. My windows don’t seem to want to come out. I don’t think immune had the washer . I’ll take some pics of what I got then tomorow as well.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:09 AM   #5
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theres a lot of ways manufacturers mounted windows.. and sometimes it seems there was adhesive involved.. or possibly a school pulled them and used adhesive..



some busses the windows have hidden screws.. you can put the window down and see the screws in the track for the top sash.



other busses have the dimpled washers as mentioned..



and yet others have screws on the outside of the frame retaining the windows..



most school bus windows leak.. if you want to keep the school bus windows, its a good idea to pull em all and re-seal around them anyway.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:02 AM   #6
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most school bus windows leak.. if you want to keep the school bus windows, its a good idea to pull em all and re-seal around them anyway.
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Hey Chris - what sort of sealant would you recommend? I'm planning to pull all of mine and reseal, probably within the next week or so.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:07 PM   #7
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First picture are the screws & dimpled washers i was talking about. Second picture is roughly showing that the bottom of my window frames lined up even with the structural frame of the bus giving us an easy guide for cutting the interior wall skin off, just be sure to watch for the vertical supports if you decide to go this route. Third picture is showing the "spot" welds holding the interior wall in under the windows. Hopefully the pictures upload correctly if not I'll use an outside host & repost. Let me know if you have any other questions
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