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Old 09-14-2019, 02:23 PM   #1
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Upper Cabinet End? Removal

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I'm trying to figure out how to access the space behind the upper cabinet radious-ed end caps. I dont see any fasteners. And I dont want to force & break something. Anybody on this forum have any experience wit these?
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Old 09-14-2019, 02:37 PM   #2
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I've looked at this in my 2006 Safari 19. I believe that the tops of the cabinet are secured from the TOP side of the inner skin. So you have to loosen all the obvious screws holding the cabinet. Then take off the mouse fur and take down the inner skin. Then you'll see the screws holding the cabinet to the inner skin...

Way too much work for what I had in mind. Of course, I'd like to hear from others...
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Old 09-14-2019, 02:39 PM   #3
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Oh, and the radiused ends are fastened from behind! So you have to take down the cabinet and detach it from the inner skin to get to the radiused ends...
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Old 09-14-2019, 04:37 PM   #4
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In my case, the radius end caps on the bulkhead cabinets were held in place by four, very thin wire, nails in the corners. Look very closely at the exposed surface and you will see the small, colored-wax plugs marking the nail entry points. Careful prying will allow removal and the pieces can be replaced using an air-driven, pin nailer. If your aim is good, you might be able to reuse the original holes.
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Mine was held in place with only 2 brads. I know because I found it in the floor after going down a rough dirt road!
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I hope yours is attached with only the pin nails mentioned by SeeMore and Rdavenp3. Mine had four nails and four screws. Here is what I did:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...it-179423.html
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:09 PM   #7
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Hi, and thanks so much to everyone for the input.
I haven't tried anything yet, but upon close inspection I have been able to spot a few finish nail putty holes, actually hidden very well & hard to identify. I might try a gentle pry bar but if nothing gives, go for a hole saw inside the cabinet so I can look for screws with a mirror.
I'll update this when I get back to it.
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Hi. I gave it a tug this morning, just finish nails. Yea!
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I actually thought these were formed plywood, silly me, a stiff foam core with lamanets covering it.
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I was told by a finish carpenter to never push the nails back out, you will create much more damage to the finished face. Instead pull the nails thru the back side of the wood (stiff foam). Well they are stuck, just broke two of them off. I think I'm just going to dremel them flush.
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1-11/16" hole saw for a tight fit, (1-3/4" is too big, I tried elsewhere) and a black desk grommet from Lowes. Gives this a finished look and a spot to pull wires. I kept the edge of the hole 1" from each edge hoping to maintain integrity, and miss other fasteners. I need another grommet but you get the idea. Blueray player in the cabinet, flat screen below, once I figure out a mount. Enjoy!
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1-11/16" hole saw for a tight fit, (1-3/4" is too big, I tried elsewhere) and a black desk grommet from Lowes. Gives this a finished look and a spot to pull wires. I kept the edge of the hole 1" from each edge hoping to maintain integrity, and miss other fasteners. I need another grommet but you get the idea. Blueray player in the cabinet, flat screen below, once I figure out a mount. Enjoy!

If the speaker was already there... that's always an option for access/inspecting fasteners. Sometimes it's tough to see, so I put my phone on "video" and use it as a sorta exploratory ROV.
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