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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:09 am    Post subject: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

Don't what its called exactly. I would like to get it off without wrecking it so that I can get everything free of rust. I would love to find something better to hold the covers on. Those pieces are rust magnets. Thanks for the help.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

I wish I knew what you're talking about
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

the clips that hold on the rear beltlines? under the side rear windows?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

yes thats it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

Invest in a spot weld cutter and start cleaning, there's a spot weld down in each of the notches. You may have better luck drilling small pilot holes from inside the bus, the welds are in the wavy section below the windows, the waves are there to make room for the spot welders electrodes.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

yes thats it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

orwell84 wrote:
I would love to find something better to hold the covers on.


Please let us know what you find. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:32 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

can you take pics- I still don't know what your working on or the "covers" your are talking about.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

he said it was the clips that hold on the rear side beltlines.
the beltlines being the removable pieces under the side rear windows

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

I always wondered about the wavy lines. I have found replacements so I may just grind them off. I do have a resistance spot welder too. Not sure if the tongs are long enough. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

Looks like most of the rust is above the groove section on the window outer section. If you carefully remove it, treat/remove the rust, you might be able to re-use the original piece. It looks to be in pretty good shape.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

I've only see a 2 bolt and a 3 bolt design for holding that piece Also saw a wedge rod with screw to suck it long the shelf. and wedge the piece in place. will try to get you some pics-- the wedge rod was on the 68 bay parts carcass I got for the roof.

Would not weld or glue that piece as pretty sure you'll wand to take it off in the future

Here is how the wedge lock works-
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If you brighten up this next pic 9it wouldn't load for me ) you will see a small nut holding the side cover in place just on the body near that pointy thing.


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This panel on the passengers side with the sliding door only has 2 philips head screws and a small nut holding it on- one on the back welded tab, one on the cast bump latch stop down low and the small nut. a quick rap with a dowel and hammer will pop it off. The passengers side may have 3 screws. and a nut- again just tap it straight up.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:45 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

Thanks that would be helpful.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

I found this. Seems like I could bolt these on so that I could remove them if rust ever became a problem again. Properly painting and sealing and installing the plastic trim would no doubt help too.

http://www.busdepot.com/8320
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:30 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

Many thanks WilliamM! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:10 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove side cover v channel bracket Reply with quote

my 73 didn't have the wedge bar , just a tight fit in the channel with the bead in there. the 78 didn't have the bead- just the channel and screws and one nut.
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