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Old 06-11-2019, 04:04 PM   #11
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talked to someone at blue bird. informed me that these are bolted on from the roof, under the roof panels. so the roof panels need to be removed, and then the nuts can be accessed. oof.. this is a disaster.
Can you find a way to grind off the fasteners from inside?
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:06 PM   #12
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Or learn to live with the runners, after yanking the ceiling...
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:07 PM   #13
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Can you find a way to grind off the fasteners from inside?

I'm sure gonna try. I'll need to locate them first. Everything is hidden, and can only be seen from up top. i'll try grinding some holes in or something to give me a view. Maybe he blue bird guy can give me a diagram or some visual..
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:24 PM   #14
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Get a flashlight and an inspector's mirror to peer into that narrowly-spaced crevice.
Cell fon camera might also give some perspective on what lurks within, and where.
Then you may be be able to segment off the free-hanging sections, split the rail under the fasteners, and then demo away...
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:31 PM   #15
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Alas Iíve not tackled the ceiling. Also Iím quite a hack. x50 when it comes to metal. What do you plan on doing once removed?
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:34 PM   #16
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hazmat good ideas! i'll take a closer look when i get a moment. so far just chipping away at what can be done. thanks for all your time and suggestions!


i'm not planning anything specific yet, but i'd like to strip it down as much as possible. check for leaks. patch anything that needs patching. etc. onward and upward my friends!
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:37 PM   #17
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talked to someone at blue bird. informed me that these are bolted on from the roof, under the roof panels. so the roof panels need to be removed, and then the nuts can be accessed. oof.. this is a disaster.
Are you keeping them? If not, and not structural, couldnít you take a carbide wheel to them and save from having to take your roof off?
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hazmat good ideas! i'll take a closer look when i get a moment. so far just chipping away at what can be done. thanks for all your time and suggestions!


i'm not planning anything specific yet, but i'd like to strip it down as much as possible. check for leaks. patch anything that needs patching. etc. onward and upward my friends!
Bon chance, mon ami!
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Whoa my 2007 Collins didn't have that on the ceiling... Good luck!
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Whoa my 2007 Collins didn't have that on the ceiling... Good luck!



this must be why the collins is the go-to. the easy ceiling removal!
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