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Old 07-15-2014, 09:59 AM   #1
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Trying to get belly pan off stuck... Help

I am trying to remove the banana wrap and then get the belly pan off to take a look at the frame. I got the front two pieces of banana stuff off pretty easy but the back left and right side are giving me trouble.... Not sure what to do. It looks like the 68 overlander back curved under. Pieces have a couple buck rivets as well?


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Old 07-15-2014, 10:35 AM   #2
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Do you have pictures?
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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My 68 has a fold over onto the channel, that can only be accessed by removing the shell or the interior skins.

Not sure if yours is built like this, but it would make it difficult to remove for sure.
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I'm not sure either I had no problem with the front two piecesClick image for larger version

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Also the frame has spray insulation only year they did that and I think that will make painting it/restoring it more difficult
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Built just like mine in front, they slide right out because they are not wrapped over the channel.
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So the back two corners should come out the same way correct? Did yours?


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Also the frame has spray insulation only year they did that and I think that will make painting it/restoring it more difficult
Yes, removing the sprayed insulation is quite a chore, but it gets better.
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Here's a pic of the back side piece it appears to be the top part right where it attaches that it's stuck


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So the back two corners should come out the same way correct? Did yours?


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The back corner had to be unfolded. Mine folded over the channel.
Mine were riveted again under the outer shell, not accessible from where you are at this point.
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Here's a pic of the back side piece it appears to be the top part right where it attaches that it's stuck


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In your picture, see the small cuts in the aluminum as it goes under skin, those are the slices that create the lips that fold over the channel. See the first picture that I posted
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I see now. Thanks for the help. What would you suggest now? I'm thinking about going in from the floor down in the back bathroom. I would like to take the subfloor out in pieces from the inside and kinda shim up the edges of shell a little at a time w same sized plywood.
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I see now. Thanks for the help. What would you suggest now? I'm thinking about going in from the floor down in the back bathroom. I would like to take the subfloor out in pieces from the inside and kinda shim up the edges of shell a little at a time w same sized plywood.
How much of the bathroom is still in the trailer?
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Sorry, as I type this stuff, I think of something else.

Does your belly pan have seams that run in a sort of "L" shape forward of these rear pieces? If so, you can remove rivets from that seam and remove most of belly pan that way
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