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Old 08-12-2015, 03:07 PM   #1
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Reuse Interior Panels?

Newbie question--I have searched, but can't find anything about this so far. When I search on "reuse panels," most of the threads I get are about solar panels or other panels. And I've scrolled through numerous build threads and such trying to find this, but no luck.

Anyway, here is my question: Can you reuse the interior wall panels of the bus to cover window holes? I see most people use sheet metal, but why can't the metal they already have be used in this way? Is it a different kind of metal, or does it usually just get torn up in the removal process?

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Old 08-12-2015, 03:56 PM   #2
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Newbie question--I have searched, but can't find anything about this so far. When I search on "reuse panels," most of the threads I get are about solar panels or other panels. And I've scrolled through numerous build threads and such trying to find this, but no luck.

Anyway, here is my question: Can you reuse the interior wall panels of the bus to cover window holes? I see most people use sheet metal, but why can't the metal they already have be used in this way? Is it a different kind of metal, or does it usually just get torn up in the removal process?

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I read somewhere that you can just don't remember where
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:01 PM   #3
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The texture looks unappealing. Thats the only reason I scrapped mine. I actually have some stored for.use, just not sure what to use em for something not visible...
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:01 PM   #4
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I intend on doing just that. It appears I will have enough to cover all the windows I intend to cover (about half of them). That is, if I do not do a roof raise. My panels, once removed laid perfectly flat, and I've since leaned them up against my fence for storage and they are still staying nice and straight.
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:12 AM   #5
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Mic the metal to determine the gauge. If it is consistent with the rest of the body work, you will be fine.

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Old 08-13-2015, 01:57 AM   #6
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I used the interior ceiling panels to cover the windows in my shed build. I had them sheared to size on a 12 foot shear, then installed with screws.

The shed build is in some of the last pages of this build.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/tow-r...-haul-all.html

Keep in mind many of the panels will have holes from interior lights, speakers, ect.

If they have a hole, just rivet another piece of steel over it.

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Old 08-13-2015, 11:31 PM   #7
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Hooray! That is awesome. If I'm going to be able to do this, I need to keep costs down, down, down, but I still want decent quality. It's good to know it's possible. Thanks.
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