Removing Internal Trim & Panels

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  1. StitchUp

    StitchUp Read Only Funster

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    Rather than taking a large flat screwdriver and making unwanted marks in an attempt to remove panels and trim, I thought I'd best ask you learned people first :BigGrin:

    I want to acces the space behind these panels
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    There's no 'apparent' fixings, screws or anything - perhaps they're behind the metal strips?

    Any tips appreciated.

    John
     
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    Don't forget they build the stuff outside of the van
    so most of the panels are screwed and stapled
    And concealed Well out of site

    probably find the cabinets are all assembled
    And placed in the van
    Then the sides and roof are put on

    Which makes it a touch difficult to Dissasemble

    May find that the base of the cupboard has a false floor to it
    covering the fixings which could be stapled or glued
    Be very carefull when removing any panel
    All is not what it seems
    To keep it light very thin ply is stapled onto a flimsy pine frame
    Then another stapled to the other side so to speak To form a panel


    When i removed the interior of my swift
    For reupholstry
    Screws were well hidden that held the interior together
     
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    removing the lights may show how the panel is assembled. Its likely to be hollow to allow cable runs to be hidden. As with all modern vans, the manufacturers use a lot of glue and staples, so be careful
     
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    Thanks guys, I guess I was being rather naive expecting it to be easy :Doh:

    I wanted access so I could run cables myself.

    Cheers

    John
     
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    as suggested

    As suggested these are a made up unit and assembled as a unit and then put in place.

    I have the same issues on my Winnebago.. there is a sub area where wires are and thin.. but cannot get access to it.. when I remove the light I can fiddle wire about.. but if I need to to come out the I have to drill in at the end of a run and poke a wire through, but then they are several cabinets joined so that will not work.

    You ma have to run a wire if that is what you intend doing a long the back inside and drill down into the void area the feed the wire through using the lamp holder hole and then fiddle it to a new hole you will need.

    Bob
     
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