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Old 10-17-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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Old, old, old airconditioner removal

I am in the process of removing the air conditioner from the roof of our "new" 62 Tradewind and am puzzled. As usual. I removed all of the interior portion of the unit, wires, tubes everything down to bare ceiling. No 14x14 hole, just a shaft sticks down for the double ended fan motor. Undid, and pushed through the roof, the metal conduit. Removed various copper tubings. I must have removed a hundred rivets and screws that were holding it down on the top. I cut away the sealants, of all sorts, and am trying to remove the whole carcass from the roof. Are there any other "hold downs?" Something that keeps it from lifting off other than more adhesives and sealants? Thanks, bill b.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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Probably not. When you removed the interior parts, you couldn't miss the through-bolts. The sealant is really difficult to dislodge, and you may discover the famous "hidden rivet" trick that seems to exist in every Airstream dismantle job. Good luck.
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Probably not. When you removed the interior parts, you couldn't miss the through-bolts. The sealant is really difficult to dislodge, and you may discover the famous "hidden rivet" trick that seems to exist in every Airstream dismantle job. Good luck.
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Yup. Found the mystery rivets. They were just next to the shaft that drives the fans. Under 50 years of Texas Panhandle red dirt it's hard to find all of them. Thanks for the warning. Now all I have to do is throw the pieces off the roof and plug the holes.
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