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Old 05-30-2014, 07:47 PM   #1
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Interior wall removal question?

I'm trying to remove the interior metal paneling. It's held in place by a myriad of screws and one odd fastener held in place by a rivet at the top of the panel. After removing all of these fasteners what else is holding this panel is place? It appears that the panel goes under the window? Any ideas?
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:27 PM   #2
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Re: Interior wall removal question?

Oh geez.. You're not going to like this

If it's anything like my Thomas (and it probably is), the top of the sheet metal is bent 90 and is pinched between the piece you see directly below the window and a piece of angle iron in the wall. Perhaps you could yank it out with great force, but since I didn't plan on reusing the sheet metal (at least not for that purpose) I just cut it out with a grinder and a cut off wheel.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:51 PM   #3
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Oh geez.. You're not going to like this

If it's anything like my Thomas (and it probably is), the top of the sheet metal is bent 90 and is pinched between the piece you see directly below the window and a piece of angle iron in the wall. Perhaps you could yank it out with great force, but since I didn't plan on reusing the sheet metal (at least not for that purpose) I just cut it out with a grinder and a cut off wheel.
I was afraid of that. It appears that I will be manning the angle grinder tomorrow!
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Yep, looks like a Thomas. Angle grinder is the way and it is easy to cut. The metal is soft.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:15 PM   #5
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OH NO!! forgot the disclaimer: DON'T FORGET TO COVER OR REMOVE YOUR WINDOWS BEFORE CUTTING!!

I made that mistake.. didn't notice the metal specks in the glass until they started to rust
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