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Old 08-06-2018, 03:09 PM   #1
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Removing cabinets/ 1978 GMC Eleganza II

Well, hubby and I are beginning the process of upgrading our Motorhome. We were doing great until we hit a snag.
Iím attaching a pic because we donít know why the cabinets are not coming down.
Any suggestions? With each cabinet there is one screw that will not budge.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:14 PM   #2
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Did you disconnect the wiring to the lights? In my build I found screws in between the bottom part of the cabinet and the insides. The little buggers love to hide.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:24 PM   #3
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Yes, we did. With each cabinet, there is one screw that will not budge. We got all the wiring disconnected and the rest of the screws came out with no problem. With each cabinet, it is the left side screw.
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:25 PM   #4
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Removing cabinents

Could you slide a multi tool saw bade behind and cut the screw head off? Just guessing.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:14 AM   #5
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The cabinets of the later models were all attached to the framework by screws into "rivnuts". Rivnuts are things like threaded poprivets. With the pounding, the gets loose.

What I have seen work (when helping owners) is to jam something between the cabinet and the overhead and try to engage the edge of the rivnut. Then the fastener can be unscrewed. Do this all with the other fastener holding the weight so you don't have to so and you can work on that one alone.

Are you members of any of the GMC chapters or the main website? Sister and Matt get a lot of help there.

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