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Cockpit side panel removal?

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tomkatz3@comcast.net
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 11:50 PM

I got my side panels out and much of the dash without damage. One must inspect every inch for hidden screws.

I stopped removing the dash just because I feared damaging it. I was lucky in that I had 2 other coaches to inspect for screw locations before I
tackled mine. I can tell you that no coach is alike and the screw locations are somewhat random on each coach.

Tom & Oki Katzenberger,
Kingsville, Maryland,
1977 23' Birchaven, 455 C.I.D.

I got my side panels out and much of the dash without damage. One must inspect every inch for hidden screws. I stopped removing the dash just because I feared damaging it. I was lucky in that I had 2 other coaches to inspect for screw locations before I tackled mine. I can tell you that no coach is alike and the screw locations are somewhat random on each coach. -- Tom & Oki Katzenberger, Kingsville, Maryland, 1977 23' Birchaven, 455 C.I.D.
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Steve Southworth
Sun, Jul 18, 2021 11:32 PM

Tom Katzenberger wrote on Thu, 15 July 2021 18:50

I got my side panels out and much of the dash without damage. One must inspect every inch for hidden screws.

I stopped removing the dash just because I feared damaging it. I was lucky in that I had 2 other coaches to inspect for screw locations before I
tackled mine. I can tell you that no coach is alike and the screw locations are somewhat random on each coach.

Agree - when all the screws are removed carefully look for the one you missed.  When pulling the side panel out assume any resistance is a missed
screw.  When you are sure it is not a screw then use a very thin flexible putty knife to the reluctant area to  release it

It is possible to remove it  without breaking it.

Steve Southworth
1974 Glacier TZE064V100150 (for workin on)
1975 Transmode TZE365V100394 (parts & spares)
Palmyra WI

Tom Katzenberger wrote on Thu, 15 July 2021 18:50 > I got my side panels out and much of the dash without damage. One must inspect every inch for hidden screws. > > I stopped removing the dash just because I feared damaging it. I was lucky in that I had 2 other coaches to inspect for screw locations before I > tackled mine. I can tell you that no coach is alike and the screw locations are somewhat random on each coach. Agree - when all the screws are removed carefully look for the one you missed. When pulling the side panel out assume any resistance is a missed screw. When you are sure it is not a screw then use a very thin flexible putty knife to the reluctant area to release it It is possible to remove it without breaking it. -- Steve Southworth 1974 Glacier TZE064V100150 (for workin on) 1975 Transmode TZE365V100394 (parts & spares) Palmyra WI