Well its out! pretty easy project actually.... there are 6 bolts underneath the cover in the closet. you also have to disconnect a gas and battery lines.
everything was actually really smooth sailing until a stripped the last screw on the sheet metal trim on the outside. One pound on the screwdriver into the screw did manage to get it out after I used some penetrating oil.
my plan is to enlarge the space covered inside (not the opening/original door) to house two honda whisper generators in here. of course I will have to run them outside but it's a perfect storage area.
look at that original yellow shag! ! ! !