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Old 06-11-2019, 01:49 PM   #1
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2007 chevy ceiling demo issue

Hi y'all! Thanks for being here! I'm a bit new to posting, but I'm having trouble with these 'running board' looking things on the ceiling. They are on there good. I'd like them off.



Anyone done a newer bus with ceilings like this? I couldn't find any..
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:59 PM   #2
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Without knowing, they almost look to be a structural part of the construction?
Maybe use them as anchor points for whatever it is you're trying to do, if they can't come down without compromising the structural integrity of your roof...
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:16 PM   #3
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They will probably stay if they are a structural part of the body. Hoping someone has some first hand experience. Thanks
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:23 PM   #4
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I'm guessing that wasn't a southern bus, less'n it came from [/i]N'arlens[/i]. A second language here, if any, esta an Espanol.
Gotta love the French language. It says, literally, "Urgency Door."
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Without knowing, they almost look to be a structural part of the construction?
Maybe use them as anchor points for whatever it is you're trying to do, if they can't come down without compromising the structural integrity of your roof...
I'm not convinced. In 1 shot, it looks like the ceiling panel's edge is bent 90 into that piece in question. Might simply be trim to hide the fasteners holding up the panel.
I thought it might be plastic, but it's a different hue from the plastic compartment doors...
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:27 PM   #5
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I'm guessing that wasn't a southern bus, less'n it came from [/i]N'arlens[/i]. A second language here, if any, esta an Espanol.
Gotta love the French language. It says, literally, "Urgency Door."I'm not convinced. In 1 shot, it looks like the ceiling panel's edge is bent 90 into that piece in question. Might simply be trim to hide the fasteners holding up the panel.
I thought it might be plastic, but it's a different hue from the plastic compartment doors...



They seem to be metal. they hide the seams of the ceiling panels, but the panels are held in by rivets, and slid into the slots that these 'running board things' provide.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:32 PM   #6
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Couple more pics with the ceiling panel removed. Any help is much appreciated. Blessings
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:38 PM   #7
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Can you see any anchoring hardware up in behind where you wrenched that one panel out? If not, then I vote, "trim."
I noticed in the 1st batch, that the runners continue thru the bulk heads. Maybe by removing those inner walls it will get you access to how they're held up...
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They seem to be metal. they hide the seams of the ceiling panels, but the panels are held in by rivets, and slid into the slots that these 'running board things' provide.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:42 PM   #8
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my guess is that they are glued to the ribs. i'll keep at it and let you know what i find. if anyone has seen these before, please advise! hah! thanks everyone
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They could also be bolted on thru the hidden ends.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:51 PM   #10
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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.
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