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        Hi, I am turning a box truck into a mobile retail shop and need to take down the ceiling and plywood off the walls to get at some electrical and was wondering what are these things holding them both up. I have attached 2 pictures of the ceiling and wall. I would just like to know. Thanks!
        Cara

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        Posts: 2 | Registered: Aug 30, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        those are plastic fasteners similar to the ones that hold the door panels to the car doors. they snap into defined holes in a channel in this case; the ends are expanded. you can pull them out with a trim tool (looks like a little prybar with a forked end) and those panels will fall off.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5820 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Thank you so much for getting back to my inquiry. I was talking to someone at ace hardware and they think they are rivets. They are metal not plastic, so I am not sure. He told me to get rid of them I need to drill in the hole to pop off the head. It is the only way to do it.
        Thanks again!
        Cara
         
        Posts: 2 | Registered: Aug 30, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        They are and that's how you get rid of them.


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