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Old 06-24-2017, 06:42 PM   #1
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Interior skin removal question

The interior skins around the door are they rivited under neath the interior door frame? 72 tradewind?
Anyone have a quick answer, close to there now... I don't want to take the door out, I hope I don't have to take door out.
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:50 PM   #2
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Door Trim

My 72 Sovereign slid out from behind the trim when I got the rivets out of the panels around the opening. I made the mistake on my 71 and took the trim off before I realized their was no rivets
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Old 06-24-2017, 09:42 PM   #3
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The skins around the door behind the door frame trim should not be riveted. The door trim should be held in by clips that pinch it into a track around the door frame. It can be gently pryed away from the door. That is as long as nobody riveted it in through the door itself.
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:13 AM   #4
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My 74 Overlander had the door trim attached via pop rivets installed at a 45 degree angle through the inside corner of the door jam. Open the door and check inside the jam for pop rivets. Drill them out and the trim should pull away easily.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:11 PM   #5
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Our 73 Sovereign was riveted behind the door trim. The trim was easy to pull off but be very careful not to bend it at all.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:20 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies. It was a bit of all of the above. The rivets under the interior frame I chiseled off from the side, left the frame in place, scarred to bend it on removal, it doesn't seem to want to budge. I'll look again when I'm not so focused on the bigger picture of getting all the skins out.

All interior skins removed. Pop the top of this thing next...
I'll start my full Monty thread soon.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:26 AM   #7
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curious about how to remove the interior skin on ceiling. Is there a way to do this without removing all the cabinets? The center section is a long strip that seems to be flexible enough to remove once all the lights, AC etc are out of the way. The area where the center strip connects with the side panels does not appear to have fasteners but I can not see below. Any idea if this is possible? I am looking to install some new wiring for WeBoost and also some additional reflective foil to the ceiling if possible without doing a full Monty.

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Old 06-27-2017, 10:20 PM   #8
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Chillpoints, I don't think that would work. Not sure I'm a rookie, there may be a way. For my total removal of skins, I took the next level down first- next to the center panel. I can't recall how else it may have worked, sorry
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Thanks for the quick response. I am hoping there is a way to run wires without taking everything out.
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My ceiling was one big piece that ran end cap to end cap and extended on the sides to the top of the windows. I called it a big upside down taco. If that's the case with yours, you will have to remove the cabinets to get to the wiring. If you have buck rivets running down the center, don't drill those out, they hold the pieces together....they don't hold the ceiling to the frame.
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