Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-20-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1965 26' Overlander
Acworth , Georgia
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 43
How do I remove interior cabinets and walls

How do I remove interior cabinets and walls? I want to remove to redo floor and restore wood.

The front sofa/bed was screwed into floor and sides.

What about rest of interior?

Thanks
__________________

__________________
PhilMateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 08:09 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
1974 25' Tradewind
Yelm , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 84
Phil:

I just did that. I have a 74 tradewind that had dark panels, wierd carpet and orange counter ??. I think that LSD did more damage in the sixties than most of us believed at the time. Ya know what I mean ?

I have replaced all the panels with maple and applied a natural finish. It's nice having all new panels. All my cabinets and panels were screwed to the walls and floor.

Some of the panels were screwed to the cabinets or the counter tops. Its all screwed togather though.

One thing I had to do that you may not is this- Some of my doors (pocket door to bath, kitchen cabinet etc.) were high pressure laminate over a honey comb center. I heated the laminate and it peeled off then I reapplied the maple HPL to spec.

The only other thing that needed to be altered from the original was - It had this dreadful burnt orange/limegreen carpet that I have replaced with black pastel speckled linoleum. I am inlaying the floor with some cool designs. The flooring is 1/8th inch thick.

When I made the panels and before reinstalling them I trimmed 1/8 inch off the bottoms to allow them to go right back into the same slots using the same holes in the side walls.

Some of the panel assemblies I took apart (like the one dividing the rear bath) had rivets holding extruded aluminum channel to plywood but as far as the cabinets and panels themselves I removed them all with a screw driver or drill/screw gun. Now that's with a 74 tradewind, an earlier unit might be different but probably not.

Questions ?
__________________

__________________
"It takes a village to raise a silver twinkie."

-Jim Phillips
JimmyJames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 08:34 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Tom Nugler's Avatar

 
1972 25' Tradewind
Currently Looking...
McHenry County , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,129
Images: 5
Exclamation Hidden screws

Happy Holidays.
Jim has covered the major points in the removal of the interior furnishings. The one thing I found with the work I've done on mine is that there are dozens of screws in places you would never think. Some from the factory and some from a PO.
The worst were the screws going through a bracket between the counter top and the fridge vent.
Pull the cabinets out slowly, bet you find a hidden screw you can't get to binding things up.
Just an aside, I was surprised to find that the wood in the GT was ash. Looks kind of like oak but a much lighter color. Went through a lot of pricey lumber rebuilding benches and tables after the PO had converted the coach into a rolling office of sorts.
Good luck, Tom.
__________________
AirForums # 2806
WBCCI / VAC # 6411
TAC IL-11

Not All Who Wander Are Lost.

Avid supporter of trailing edge technology.
Tom Nugler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shower stall walls 53flyingcloud Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 11 04-07-2016 07:25 AM
sticky interior walls sovereign Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 64 08-14-2009 11:18 AM
Zolatone walls Rob Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 19 08-05-2009 07:54 PM
Shower walls, what to do? myboyburt General Interior Topics 1 04-16-2004 04:54 PM
getting behind the walls... Chuck General Interior Topics 14 07-11-2002 01:20 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.