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Old 05-10-2015, 08:25 PM   #1
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Partial ceiling cut out for wiring?

I promise I've searched the forums before asking this!!!

I have a '68 globetrotter that is now in our new corporate HQ. It will be used daily for meetings and interviewing new prospects.

I've had it buffed out professionally. I've started stripping the Zolatone on the front and back below the end caps.(thanks for the link to Citrastrip!)

I need to rewire it as code inspectors wont approve the good but not professional job the last owner did. I only need overhead lights and probably three duplexes as well as getting the running lights operational.

I have a few rolls of 2024 T3 that I will put over the existing interior panels. I am thinking if I bring the power along the exterior roof and drop into the old A/C cut out then I can just saw out parts of the existing ceiling panels to run the new wiring. I can put in the new ceiling LED's and then put the new Alclad up.

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Old 05-10-2015, 08:31 PM   #2
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My Bambi II did not originally have an Air Conditioner. Previous owner had one installed. At least three inside panels were partially removed to run the water and drain line.

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Old 05-10-2015, 10:15 PM   #3
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The wiring harness should be in the ceiling down the mid line of the trailer
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:22 PM   #4
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If looking to run additional wiring, just use some aluminum channel down the center inside. Or make a c channel out of wood to "hide" wiring then screw to the ceiling. You won't be moving it so it need not be structurally secure.
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:26 PM   #5
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The wiring harness should be in the ceiling down the mid line of the trailer
My trailer seems to have two aluminum panels meeting in the centerline of the ceiling. Elsewhere on this forum it seemed as though some trailers have a two or 3 foot wide ceiling panel that can be taken out.

Do you think I can remove the centerline ceiling trim and then just peel the left and right side panels back a few rivets to access the harness?

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