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Old 12-26-2014, 09:41 AM   #1
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Removing Center Overhead Beam

Anybody have a good way to remove the cross beam that the accordion door attaches too. I'm hoping i dont have to remove any overhead cabinets but if that's what it takes.... The only screw I can see that is drilled through the beam is tucked in behind the control panel.

I'm 6' 1" and the beam is 6' so it's got to go.

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Old 12-26-2014, 10:59 AM   #2
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As I remember the screws are up in the slide itself.

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Old 12-27-2014, 05:40 AM   #3
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no screws up in the slide. it appears it is just resting on top of the divider wall and wedge in between the two overhead lockers. Guess i'll have to remove one or two of the lockers to take the beam down.
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:19 AM   #4
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I was going to take mine out at one point to reverse the door and as far as I could tell you are correct on how to get it out. It was more work than it was worth so I left it alone.
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Old 01-02-2015, 02:13 PM   #5
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I took mine out with a Sawzall. Obviously, it ain't goin' back in.
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I was going to say, I hate to destroy anything on a vintage trailer, but before I'd be taking out cabinets, I'd try sawing out that bad boy.

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Old 01-26-2015, 08:10 PM   #7
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sawzall was the way to go. 1 cut down the center was all it took and now I dont have to worry about hitting my head every time I walk through the trailer

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