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Old 09-17-2015, 02:00 PM   #21
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Hey I'm doing the same thing, do you have to remove the white panel below which has the lip? Or just leave that lip there and frame around?
On top of that apparently being part of the overall structural integrity (see post above) I think you will probably want that lip to help secure furniture and other things. It is perfect for it. It even has pre-drilled holes for you (where the seats were!)

Either way, the metal panels on mine didn't go below that. As long as I unscrewed/grinded off the screws at the bottom, they end right above that chair rail.
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:20 PM   #22
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Hey I'm doing the same thing, do you have to remove the white panel below which has the lip? Or just leave that lip there and frame around?
For the love of all that's unholy in R'lyeh, leave the chair rail in place. It's the single most important structural piece that holds a bus together.
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:21 PM   #23
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Thanks guys, I just now need to figure out how to frame around it, I just pulled the ceiling and insulation. You guys know of a thread to find out how to frame around the rail? It's my first bus, my first wood working project, first electrical and first anything about a bus/rv
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:38 PM   #24
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Thanks guys, I just now need to figure out how to frame around it, I just pulled the ceiling and insulation. You guys know of a thread to find out how to frame around the rail? It's my first bus, my first wood working project, first electrical and first anything about a bus/rv
If you strap the entire interior with 2x4's running horizontally like I did, you get a perfect thermal break, a place to screw the interior to, and it bridges over the chair rail.

It also makes space to run wires, plumbing, ect.


That's how Jasty did his.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/ar...rust-8870.html

And I did mine.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...ime-10138.html

And there are 4 or 5 others that did as well.

IMO it's the best way to do a interior. I would not think of doing it any other way.

Using 3/4 plywood strips doubled up works better than 2x4's. Unlike the 2x4, the plywood will not warp, pull loose, split, ect.

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If you strap the entire interior with 2x4's running horizontally like I did, you get a perfect thermal break, a place to screw the interior to, and it bridges over the chair rail.

It also makes space to run wires, plumbing, ect.


That's how Jasty did his.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/ar...rust-8870.html

And I did mine.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...ime-10138.html

And there are 4 or 5 others that did as well.

IMO it's the best way to do a interior. I would not think of doing it any other way.

Using 3/4 plywood strips doubled up works better than 2x4's. Unlike the 2x4, the plywood will not warp, pull loose, split, ect.

Nat
Nice, exactly what I needed to know, appreciate that natster
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:19 PM   #26
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Nice, exactly what I needed to know, appreciate that natster
You bet, glad I could help.

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