The paneling was over 1/2" thick so my bathroom will be a couple inches bigger with all of this gone.
The opposite side of the weird, badly painted paneling is actually normal width, kind of pretty, knotty pine. Can enough be salvaged to do something with? I'll have to wait and see.
I'm guessing this paneling was previous owners answer to bead board?
The bathroom is progressing slowly but surely. It's almost comfortable enough in the basement to use the shower so the tub might be removed next weekend to get a start on the floor? I'm crossing my fingers anyways!