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Old 05-13-2020, 06:38 PM   #1
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Saving the front AC

We are going to keep the front AC for comfort while driving and just box it in with cabinetry for aesthetics. The issue is one single bolt that we cannot get into no matter what we try. We don’t want to cut through or break anything because when we put the walls back in, we will put it back up.

I’m pointing to it in this image

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Old 05-13-2020, 08:00 PM   #2
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We are going to keep the front AC for comfort while driving and just box it in with cabinetry for aesthetics. The issue is one single bolt that we cannot get into no matter what we try. We don’t want to cut through or break anything because when we put the walls back in, we will put it back up.

I’m pointing to it in this image

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Old 05-16-2020, 12:54 PM   #3
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I dont know why it didnt work last time. Let me try again

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Old 05-16-2020, 09:19 PM   #4
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I dont know why it didnt work last time. Let me try again

If you can get your camera in there, you can't get a long wrench in there? Looks like a 9/16".
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Old 05-16-2020, 09:25 PM   #5
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My interior AC units were attached like this as well. As you can see the L bracket is riveted into the ceiling. If you are re doing the ceiling then it will have to come out with an air chisel.



However if you're keeping the original ceiling then I believe you can just back off the nut at the bottom and the assembly should drop down. CAUTION: they are very heavy!!!
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Old 05-17-2020, 08:03 AM   #6
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My camera isn't in there. My camera is zoomed in and my finger is in there. We can't get the wrench in there.

We are saving the original ceiling. We would like to not break things. Ive watched videos of others pulling them down and seen how heavy they can be. Ill make sure we have lots of hands on deck for this thing.

So... back to the original question... how do we get this bolt undone when we can get in there with the other lines in the way. Its the only bolt still intact.
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Old 05-17-2020, 08:45 AM   #7
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those bolts are installed and then the unit is hung from the roof.. theres a U-bracket on the roof usually.. see if you can get it to come loose up top.. if its a carriage bolt you can grind it off on the roof side.. if it has a nut up there you can likely impact it loose on the roof side..
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Old 05-17-2020, 09:06 AM   #8
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My camera isn't in there. My camera is zoomed in and my finger is in there. We can't get the wrench in there.

We are saving the original ceiling. We would like to not break things. Ive watched videos of others pulling them down and seen how heavy they can be. Ill make sure we have lots of hands on deck for this thing.

So... back to the original question... how do we get this bolt undone when we can get in there with the other lines in the way. Its the only bolt still intact.
I saved my ceiling as well. I'll have to find my pictures on my Mac and see my brackets. I'm pretty sure they were like what you have. I seem to remember that the front bolts were pretty easy to get to. It was those two back ones that were difficult. I believe I had to use a deep socket with a universal joint and a long extension.
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